- Seifert, Hendricks, Phehlukwayo, Morris and Shaheen attain career-best positions
- Nepal players in the spotlight as the team overtakes the UAE in the rankings table
India spinner Kuldeep Yadav has moved up one place to take a career-best second position in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings after grabbing two for 26 in the final match against New Zealand which his side lost by four runs to go 2-1 down in the series.
The 24-year-old left-arm wrist-spinner accounted for well-set openers Tim Seifert and Colin Munro in the only match he played during the series and reaped immediate dividends. He is now only behind Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan in the table.
Spinners Imad Wasim of Pakistan (up five places to fourth position) and Mitchell Santner of New Zealand (up four places to 10th) have also moved up in the latest rankings update that includes two other series which saw South Africa beat Pakistan and Nepal beat the United Arab Emirates by identical 2-1 margins.
Left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya was another spinner to move up as he advanced 39 places to a career-best 58th while India openers Rohit Sharma (up three places to seventh) and Shikhar Dhawan (up one place to 11th) have made progress with some useful knocks.
For New Zealand, Kane Williamson (up one place to 12th), Ross Taylor (up seven places to 51st) and Tim Seifert (up 87 places to a career-best 83rd) among batsmen and Tim Southee (up seven places to 30th) among bowlers are some notable gainers.
For South Africa, left-arm fast bowler Beuran Hendricks’s eight wickets against Pakistan have helped him re-enter the rankings at a career-best 81st position while his compatriot Chris Morris has gained seven slots to reach a career-best 21st position after finishing with six wickets. Andile Phehlukwayo has also advanced 15 places to a career-best 23rd position with five wickets.
Among their batsmen, Faf du Plessis (up from 20th to 17th) and Reeza Hendricks (up from 73rd to 42nd) have been the main gainers.
Pakistan’s Babar Azam continues at the top of the batsmen’s list after scoring 151 runs in the series while Hussain Talat has gained 19 places to reach 56th position after aggregating 98 runs. Shaheen Afridi has moved up 28 places to a career-best 48th position among bowlers.
The UAE’s Shaiman Anwar has risen to 15th among batsmen with a gain of two slots while Mohammad Naveed has gained three places to reach 12th position among bowlers. Nepal’s Paras Khadka has gained five places to reach 90th position while Basant Regmi (up four places) and Sompal Kami (up 22 places) are in joint 70th position among bowlers.
In the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings, South Africa have overtaken Australia and England to third place while Nepal have overtaken the UAE marginally to be in 14th position even as they come on to the table within a week of similarly crossing the threshold of eight matches and gaining entry onto the ODI table.
MRF Tyres ICC T20I Team Rankings (as of 11 February 2019):
|3.||South Africa||118 (+4)|
|6.||New Zealand||116 (+4)|
(Developed by David Kendix)
MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings (as of 11 February 2019):
Batsmen (top 20)
|1||( - )||Babar Azam||Pak||885||53.72||888 v SA at Johannesburg 2019|
|2||( - )||Colin Munro||NZ||825||33.59||830 v Pak at Dubai 2018|
|3||( - )||Aaron Finch||Aus||806||38.67||900 v Zim at Harare 2018|
|4||( - )||Evin Lewis||Win||751||33.52||780 v Eng at Durham 2017|
|5||(+1)||Glenn Maxwell||Aus||745||31.27||801 v NZ at Auckland 2018|
|6||(-1)||Fakhar Zaman||Pak||700||26.46||842 v Aus at Harare 2018|
|7||(+3)||Rohit Sharma||Ind||698||32.76||718 v Win at Lucknow 2018|
|8||( - )||Alex Hales||Eng||697||32.10||866 v Ind at Edgbaston 2014|
|9||(+2)||Jason Roy||Eng||688!||23.21||688 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2018|
|10||(-3)||Lokesh Rahul||Ind||677||43.44||854 v Eng at Old Trafford 2018|
|11||(+1)||S. Dhawan||Ind||671||28.80||685 v NZ at Auckland 2019|
|12||(+1)||Kane Williamson||NZ||655||31.35||760 v Ban at Napier 2017|
|13||(-4)||Martin Guptill||NZ||649||33.91||792 v SA at Hamilton 2012|
|14||( - )||M. Shahzad||Afg||647||31.22||705 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017|
|15||(+2)||S. Anwar||UAE||643||31.82||650 v NEP at Dubai (GCA) 2019|
|16||( - )||D'Arcy Short||Aus||631*||32.18||756 v UAE at Abu Dhabi 2018|
|17||(+3)||Faf du Plessis||SA||617||36.27||843 v Ban at Mirpur 2015|
|18||( - )||Jos Buttler||Eng||610||26.80||614 v Ind at Bristol 2018|
|19=||( - )||H. Masakadza||Zim||599||27.07||698 v Ban at Khulna 2016|
|(-4)||Virat Kohli||Ind||599||49.25||897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014|
Bowlers (top 20)
|1||( - )||Rashid Khan||Afg||793||12.40||6.01||816 v Ban at Dehradun 2018|
|2||(+1)||Kuldeep Yadav||Ind||728!||12.97||6.72||728 v NZ at Hamilton 2019|
|3||(-1)||Shadab Khan||Pak||720||18.59||6.84||769 v Sco at Edinburgh 2018|
|4||(+5)||Imad Wasim||Pak||705||19.42||5.81||780 v Win at Trinidad 2017|
|5||(-1)||Adil Rashid||Eng||676!||26.38||7.50||676 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2018|
|6||( - )||Adam Zampa||Aus||670!||18.27||6.00||670 v Ind at Sydney 2018|
|7||( - )||S. Al Hasan||Ban||658||20.15||6.77||672 v Pak at Mirpur 2014|
|8||(-4)||Ish Sodhi||NZ||657||20.88||7.70||739 v Pak at Wellington 2018|
|9||(-1)||Faheem Ashraf||Pak||655||20.12||7.08||659 v SA at Cape Town 2019|
|10||(+4)||M. Santner||NZ||638||21.14||7.27||731 v Pak at Wellington 2018|
|11||( - )||M. Nabi||Afg||630||24.25||7.13||638 v Ban at Dehradun 2018|
|12||(+3)||M. Naveed||UAE||628||16.58||5.89||632 v Afg at Dubai (GCA) 2016|
|13||( - )||Billy Stanlake||Aus||625*||20.08||8.09||653 v Pak at Dubai 2018|
|14||(+2)||Liam Plunkett||Eng||620||25.00||7.93||643 v Ind at Cardiff 2018|
|15||(+2)||Andrew Tye||Aus||615||22.02||8.87||658 v Pak at Harare 2018|
|16||(+2)||Chris Jordan||Eng||611||28.00||8.77||628 v Ind at Nagpur 2017|
|17||(-6)||Y. Chahal||Ind||609||19.93||7.90||706 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2018|
|18||( - )||B. Kumar||Ind||608||25.83||6.97||622 v SA at Cape Town 2018|
|19||(-9)||Imran Tahir||SA||602||14.95||6.77||795 v NZ at Auckland 2017|
|20||(+1)||David Willey||Eng||595||24.67||8.44||615 v Ind at Cardiff 2018|
All-rounders (top five)
|1||( - )||Glenn Maxwell||Aus||362||395 v Eng at Melbourne 2018|
|2||( - )||S. Al Hasan||Ban||338||407 v Pak at Mirpur 2015|
|3||( - )||M. Nabi||Afg||313||323 v Ban at Dehradun 2018|
|4||( - )||Mahmudullah||Ban||240!||240 v Win at Mirpur 2018|
|5||( - )||Thisara Perera||SL||219!||219 v NZ at Auckland 2019|
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