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Afghanistan players rise after T20 series victory in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe batsmen make gains despite defeat

Afghanistan players rise after T20 series victory in Zimbabwe - Cricket News

Afghanistan bowler Dawlat Zadran has vaulted 23 places to a career-high 11th position in the ICC T20I Bowling Rankings which were released following his side’s 2-0 series victory in Zimbabwe which concluded in Bulawayo on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old fast-medium bowler captured five wickets for 53 runs in the two games to leave him on 631 points, seven behind Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi. In 19 matches to date, Zadran has claimed 25 wickets and Afghanistan will look for him to continue his impressive rise ahead of its preparations for ICC WT20 2016 in India alongside his team-mate Mohammad Nabi who remains in 23rd position. There were also gains for Zimbabwe duo Chris Mpofu (up five to 38th) and Sean Williams (up six to a career-high 50th) following the series.

Wicket-keeper Mohammad Shahzad is the highest-ranked batsman on either side and is unchanged in 22nd place, but a trio of Zimbabwe batsmen have made gains; skipper Elton Chigumbura (up three places to a career-high 26th), Chamu Chibhabha (up six places to 46th) and Williams (up five to a career-high 52nd).

In the all-rounder rankings, Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan continues to lead the list on 393 points, however there were career-high gains for Zimbabwe’s Williams (up nine places) and Afghanistan’s Nabi (up eight) who are now tied for 13th place on 200 points.

Following the series, in the ICC T20I Team Rankings, Afghanistan has moved into ninth position on 81 points, eight clear of Bangladesh. Zimbabwe, meanwhile, is in 14th position and now holds just an eight-point advantage of 15th-placed Ireland.

International Twenty20 Rankings (after Zimbabwe-Afghanistan series)

Batting

Rank      (+/-)      Player                  Team     Pts        Avge     S/R        Highest Ranking

   1          ( - )         Aaron Finch         Aus         854       39.78    152        892 v Ban at Mirpur 2014

   2          ( - )         Virat Kohli           Ind         845       44.17    133        897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014

   3          ( - )         Alex Hales           Eng        841       36.40    137        866 v Ind at Edgbaston 2014

   4          ( - )         F. du Plessis         SA           758       39.28    135        843 v Ban at Mirpur 2015

   5          ( - )         Chris Gayle          WI          732       35.15    143        831 v Aus at Colombo (RPS) 2012

   6          ( - )         B. McCullum       NZ          712       35.66    136        849 v Ban at Pallekele 2012

   7          ( - )         Kusal Perera        SL           680*     27.20    134        751 v SA at Chittagong 2014

   8          ( - )         Eoin Morgan       Eng        675       29.87    134        872 v Ind at Old Trafford 2011

   9          ( - )         Martin Guptill     NZ          653       32.13    123        793 v SA at Hamilton 2012

  10         ( - )         David Warner     Aus         652       28.96    138        826 v WI at St Lucia 2010

 

  Selected Rankings:

  22         ( - )         M. Shahzad         Afg         592       27.87    131        614 v Sco at Edinburgh 2015

  26         (+3)        E. Chigumbura    Zim         529!      21.89    151        529 v Afg at Bulawayo 2015

  46         (+6)        J. Chibhabha       Zim         453*     22.66    109        470 v NZ at Harare 2011

  52         (+5)        Sean Williams     Zim         429*!    26.21    126        429 v Afg at Bulawayo 2015

  58         (NEW)   Usman Ghani      Afg         375*!    39.00    124        375 v Zim at Bulawayo 2015

  64         (+5)        M. Nabi              Afg         347*!    16.65    128        347 v Zim at Bulawayo 2015

  65         (+3)        Naj. Zadran         Afg         345*     25.09    137        359 v Zim at Bulawayo 2015

  70         (RE)        Gulbadin Naib     Afg         312*!    24.50    124        312 v Zim at Bulawayo 2015

  76         (+20)      Shikandar Raza   Zim         290*!    19.15    111        290 v Afg at Bulawayo 2015

 

Bowling

Rank      (+/-)      Player                  Team     Pts        Avge     Econ     Highest Ranking

   1          ( - )         Samuel Badree   WI          782       14.96    5.39      855 v Pak at Mirpur 2014

   2          ( - )         Sunil Narine        WI          760       17.52    5.70      817 v Pak at St. Vincent 2013

   3          ( - )         S. Senanayake    SL           684*     16.66    5.45      712 v Eng at The Oval 2014

   4          ( - )         R. Ashwin            Ind         681       26.96    7.24      717 v SA at Mirpur 2014

   5          ( - )         Mitchell Starc     Aus         659       19.53    6.72      702 v Pak at Dubai 2014

   6          ( - )         Shakib Al Hasan  Ban        652       20.22    6.49      672 v Pak at Mirpur 2014

   7          ( - )         Lasith Malinga    SL           647       21.72    7.38      680 v Eng at Bristol 2011

   8          ( - )         N. McCullum       NZ          642       22.85    6.90      709 v Zim at Harare 2011

   9          ( - )         Imran Tahir         SA           641*     15.77    6.45      675 v WI at Johannesburg 2015

  10         ( - )         Shahid Afridi       Pak         638       24.30    6.60      814 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2009

 

  Selected Rankings:

  11         (+23)      Dawlat Zadran    Afg         631!      20.48    7.33      631 v Zim at Bulawayo 2015

  23         ( - )         M. Nabi             Afg         575!      28.89    7.04      575 v Zim at Bulawayo 2015

  38         (+5)        Chris Mpofu        Zim         493       38.50    8.80      499 v Afg at Bulawayo 2015

  50         (+6)        Sean Williams     Zim         467*!    26.57    7.15      467 v Afg at Bulawayo 2015

  69         (RE)        Hamza Hotak      Afg         381*!    21.81    6.89      381 v Zim at Bulawayo 2015

  80         (RE)        Karim Sadiq         Afg         348*     32.66    6.75      411 v Ire at Abu Dhabi 2013

 

All-rounders

Rank      (+/-)      Player                                 Team     Pts        Highest Ranking

   1          ( - )         Shakib Al Hasan                 Ban        393       408 v Pak at Mirpur 2015

   2          ( - )         Mohammad Hafeez         Pak         315       441 v SL at Dubai 2013

   3          ( - )         Shahid Afridi                      Pak         311       413 v NZ at Dubai 2009

   4          ( - )         Shane Watson                   Aus         304       557 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2012

   5          ( - )         Marlon Samuels WI          298       321 v SL at Mirpur 2014

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