ICC Live

CT 2017 - Buy Tickets - 300x250

Tweet

What are your thoughts on this article?

Lewis, Rahul make huge gains in T20I batsmen’s rankings

The first match, in which a T20I record aggregate of 489 runs were scored, saw Lewis slam a 49-ball 100

Lewis, Rahul make huge gains in T20I batsmen’s rankings - Cricket News
Evin Lewis made major gains with his match-winning ton against India.
Rival openers Evin Lewis of the West Indies and India’s Lokesh Rahul have made huge gains in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Players Rankings for T20I Batsmen after slamming fine centuries in the recent two-match series in Lauderhill, USA, played on 27 and 28 August.
 
The first match, in which a T20I record aggregate of 489 runs were scored, saw Lewis slam a 49-ball 100 in the West Indies’ total of 245 for six that has helped him move up 288 slots to reach 51st rank. Rahul’s unbeaten 110 in India’s reply of 244 for four has given a lift of 67 places which has put him in 31st place.
 
The West Indies, which won the series 1-0 with the thrilling one-run win in the first match, not only saw some of its batsmen improve their rankings significantly but the team has also narrowed the gap with India in the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Team Rankings.
 
Two-time ICC World Twenty20 champion West Indies, which was six points behind second-placed India’s 128 points before the series, is now just one point adrift at 125 with India on 126. New Zealand leads the table with 132 points.
 
India’s Rohit Sharma has moved up five places to reach 17th place following knocks of 62 and 10 not out, while Johnson Charles of the West Indies has vaulted 26 places to a career-best 23rd following innings of 79 and 43.
 
In the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for T20I Bowlers, India’s Ravichandran Ashwin returned to the top five as he moved from seventh to fourth position. The off-spinner, who enjoyed a career-high rank of second in February and March this year, grabbed two for 11 in the second match.


 
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (67th) and Mohammad Shami (82nd) were the others to move up the bowlers’ rankings for India. Leg-spinner Amit Mishra, playing his first match since the ICC World Twenty20 in 2014, has re-entered the rankings at 104thposition with three for 24 in the second match.
 
For the West Indies, Dwayne Bravo moved up five places to 33rd rank, all-rounder Kieron Pollard moved up seven places to 96th position and Brathwaite inched up from 127th rank to take the 119th slot.
 
Forthcoming T20Is
 
The team and player rankings are likely to see more changes in the coming days as 15th-ranked Ireland is due to take on 17th-ranked Hong Kong in a two-match series on 5 and 6 September, sixth-ranked Australia and eighth-ranked Sri Lanka will feature in a two-match series on 6 and 9 September, while fifth-ranked England and seventh-ranked Pakistan play a solitary T20I on 7 September.
 
Ireland could narrow its gap with the United Arab Emirates to two points from 19 with a 2-0 win over Hong Kong, Sri Lanka can overtake Australia only with a 3-0 sweep while England will remain ahead of Pakistan even if it loses the one-off match.
 
MRF Tyres ICC T20I Team Rankings (as of 30 August 2016, after the India-West Indies series in Lauderhill).
 
Rank   Team                Points
1.     New Zealand      132
2.     India                   126
3.     West Indies        125
4.     South Africa       119
5.     England              116
6.     Australia             110
7.     Pakistan              104
8.     Sri Lanka             96
9.     Afghanistan         78
10.  Bangladesh          74
11.  Netherlands          67
12.  Zimbabwe            62
13.  Scotland               57
14.  UAE                     54
15.  Ireland                  48
16.  Oman                    37
17.  Hong Kong           29
PNG has T20I status but because it has not played eight rated T20Is during the period, it has not been ranked.
 
(Developed by David Kendix)
 
MRF Tyres ICC T20I Player Rankings (as on 30 August 2016, after the India-West Indies series in Lauderhill)
 
Batsmen (top 10)
 
Rank    (+/-)     Player              Team     Pts        Avge      S/R        Highest Rating
   1       ( - )     Virat Kohli           Ind         820        57.13    135      897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014
   2       ( - )     Aaron Finch        Aus        803         38.96    150        892 v Ban at Mirpur 2014
   3       ( - )     Martin Guptill      NZ         754          34.73   131      793 v SA at Hamilton 2012
   4       ( - )     Faf du Plessis    SA         741         37.68    133        843 v Ban at Mirpur 2015
   5       ( - )     Joe Root            Eng        735*       39.60    139        750 v WI at Kolkata 2016
   6       ( - )     K.Williamson      NZ         719         34.53    124      737 v Pak at Hamilton 2016
   7       ( - )     Alex Hales         Eng        699        31.28    134        866 v Ind at Edgbaston 2014
   8       (+1)    M. Shahzad       Afg        674         29.71    136        690 v SA at Mumbai 2016
   9       (-1)    Chris Gayle       WI         668       35.32     145      831 v Aus at Colombo (RPS) 2012
  10      ( - )     H. Masakadza    Zim        657        29.43    120       699 v Ban at Khulna 2016
 
Other selected rankings
 
Rank   (+/-)       Player                  Team     Pts       Avge      S/R        Highest Rating
17        (+5)       Rohit Sharma      Ind         612       31.72    129        681 v Ban at Mirpur 2016
23        (+26)     Johnson Charles  WI         578!      23.40    123        578 v Ind at Lauderhill 2016
31        (+67)     Lokesh Rahul      Ind         526*     89.50    160        540 v WI at Lauderhill 2016
51       (+288)   Evin Lewis          WI         470*     35.66    173        471 v Ind at Lauderhill 2016
70        (+3)       Kieron Pollard     WI         384       21.84    143      537 v Pak at St. Vincent 2013
 
Bowlers (top 10)
 
Rank  (+/-)      Player                  Team     Pts        Avge      Eco      Highest Rating
   1      ( - )       Samuel Badree    WI         743       15.50     5.53      855 v Pak at Mirpur 2014
   2      (+1)      Imran Tahir         SA         740!      15.37     6.48      740 v SL at Delhi 2016
   3      (-1)       Jasprit Bumrah    Ind         735       18.82     6.62      751 v Zim at Harare 2016
   4      (+3)     R. Ashwin            Ind         684       22.19     6.91      765 v SL at Visakhapatnam 2016
   5      ( - )       Shahid Afridi       Pak        674       24.35     6.61      814 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2009
   6      ( - )       Kyle Abbott         SA         671!      22.26     7.96      671 v SL at Delhi 2016
   7      (-3)       Sunil Narine        WI         668       19.00     5.95      817 v Pak at St. Vincent 2013
   8      ( - )       Adam Milne        NZ         655*     21.80     7.36      661 v Pak at Mohali 2016
   9      ( - )       James Faulkner   Aus        641!      20.29     8.19      641 v Ind at Mohali 2016
  10     ( - )       M.Nabi                Afg         638!      23.95    6.90      638 v WI at Nagpur 2016
 
Other selected rankings
 
Rank   (+/-)       Player                Team      Pts         Avge      Eco         Highest Rating
33        (+5)       Dwayne Bravo     WI         546        27.15    8.46      549 v Ind at Lauderhill 2016
67        (+19)     B. Kumar             Ind         437*      23.81    6.68      530 v SA at Dharamsala 2015
 
All-rounders (top five)
 
Rank   (+/-)       Player                  Team     Pts         Highest Rating
   1       ( - )        S. Al Hasan          Ban       346      408 v Pak at Mirpur 2015
   2       ( - )        Shahid Afridi       Pak        332       413 v NZ at Dubai 2009
   3       ( - )        Glenn Maxwell    Aus        329!      329 v Ind at Mohali 2016
   4       ( - )        M. Samuels         WI         276       321 v SL at Mirpur 2014
   5       ( - )        M.Nabi                Afg         274       276 v Eng at Delhi 2016
 
*indicates provisional rating
!indicates best ranking

Similar Articles