Rohit Sharma moves upto 8th, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan inch closer to top 10 in T20I rankings - Full list

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Author 2019-09-26 12:41:52

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New Delhi: Rohit Sharma moved up to world number eight while Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan inched closer to the top 10 spot in the latest ICC Men's T20I Player Rankings released on Wednesday. Afghanistan's Hazratullah Zazai and Scotland's George Munsey have also achieved new highs for their respective teams.

Kohli's unbeaten 72 in the second T20I of the three-match series against South Africa that ended in a 1-1 draw, has seen him gain one spot and reach 11th in the batting list while Dhawan has moved up three places to 13th after scores of 40 and 36.

The latest rankings take into account the India-South Africa series, the Bangladesh tri-series also featuring Afghanistan and Zimbabwe, as well as the Ireland tri-series in which Scotland and the Netherlands were the other teams, said a statement released by the ICC.

Fifth-ranked Zazai's current 727 points are the highest by an Afghanistan batsman in history while 21st-ranked Munsey became the first Scotland batsman to reach 600 points after scoring an unbeaten 127 off just 56 balls against the Netherlands before dropping to 585 at the end of the series.

The series in India also saw South Africa's Quinton de Kock move up from 49th to 30th, his highest position in two years, after scores of 52 and 79 not out.

Spinner Tabraiz Shamsi has reached the top 20 in the bowlers' list for the first time while Andile Phehlukwayo has achieved a career-best ranking of seventh.

There were also some interesting facts in the Bangladesh tri-series. Captain Hamilton Masakadza retired from international cricket in 22nd place as Zimbabwe's highest-ranked batsman at the time and Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman has moved into the top 10 with seven wickets in the series.

The Ireland series saw the Dutch pair of Ben Cooper and Max O'Dowd achieve their highest rankings at joint 41st among batsmen while Ireland’s Kevin O'Brien has achieved a career-high 459 rating points in batting. Andrew Balbirnie has also progressed from 95th to 53rd in the same list.

Here's a list of the top 10 batsmen

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeS/RHighest rating
1( - )Babar AzamPak896!54.21129896 v Eng at Cardiff 2019
2( - )G MaxwellAus815 !34.4158815 v India at Bengaluru 2019
3( - )Colin MunroNZ79631.91161830 v Pak at Dubai 2018
4( - )Aaron FinchAus78237.13156900 v Zim at Harare 2018
5( - )H ZazaiAfg727*!52.22173727 v Ban at Chittagong 2019
6( - )D'Arcy ShortAus715*32.88121756 v UAE at Abu Dhabi 2018
7(+1)Fakhar ZamanPak68125.79139842 v Aus at Harare 2018

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(+2)Alex HalesEng66431.01137866 v India at Edgbaston 2014
(+1)Rohit SharmaIndia66432.14137718 v WI at Lucknow 2018
10(-3)Lokesh RahulIndia66242.8148854 v Eng at Old Trafford 2018

Other selected rankings

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeS/RHighest rating
11(+1)Virat KohliIndia65950135897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014
13(+3)S DhawanIndia63927.7130685 v NZ at Auckland 2019
21(+15)G MunseySco58530.12159600 v Net at Malahide 2019
27(+2)M NabiAfg55423.05147569 v Ban at Mirpur 2019
28(+6)R BerringtonSco542!28.67128542 v Ire at Malahide 2019
30(+19)Q de KockSA54030.84129631 v WI at Nagpur 2016
32=(+5)S Al HasanBan53623.74124618 v Pak at Mirpur 2015
41=(+5)Ben CooperNet48526.1125494 v Ire at Malahide 2019
(+16)Max O'DowdNet485*26.65128501 v Ire at Malahide 2019
47(+15)Kevin O'BrienIre459!19.21128459 v Sco at Malahide 2019

Top 10 bowlers

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeEcoHighest rating
1( - )Rashid KhanAfg75712.036.13816 v Ban at Dehradun 2018
2( - )Imad WasimPak71019.535.81780 v WI at Trinidad 2017
3( - )Shadab KhanPak70618.596.84769 v Sco at Edinburgh 2018
4( - )Adil RashidEng70224.867.33716 v WI at St Kitts 2019
5( - )M SantnerNZ67320.717.1731 v Pak at Wellington 2018
6( - )Adam ZampaAus672!19.436.04672 v India at Bengaluru 2019
7(+2)A PhehlukwayoSA66818.967.87669 v India at Mohali 2019
8(-1)S Al HasanBan66320.576.81672 v Pak at Mirpur 2014
9(+29)M Ur RahmanAfg652*!15.445.56652 v Ban at Chittagong 2019
10( - )Faheem AshrafPak64121.917.35659 v SA at Cape Town 2019

Other selected rankings

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeEcoHighest rating
20=(+1)Lasith MalingaSL59219.027.22684 v WI at Colombo (RPS) 2015
(+13)T ShamsiSA592*!35.667.5592 v India at Bengaluru 2019
24=(+5)Alasdair EvansSco57717.967.13598 v Net at Malahide 2019
43(+8)Sean WilliamsZim48630.537.28506 v Afg at Nagpur 2016
50(+8)W SundarIndia476*22.336.23496 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2018
53(+10)R BerringtonSco46722.367.2477 v Net at Malahide 2019
54(-1)Rohan MustafaUAE45921.077.12468 v Net at The Hague 2019
55(+36)B HendricksSA447*!17.618.3447 v India at Bengaluru 2019
56(-2)MahmudullahBan43727.457.28495 v Pak at Mirpur 2014
57=(+9)Kagiso RabadaSA43523.148.37595 v WI at Nagpur 2016

(Courtesy: ICC)

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