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Yadav reaches new high in T20I rankings

India spinner Kuldeep Yadav reaches career-best second position in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings; Tim Seifert, Beuran Hendricks, Shaheen Afridi also move up in latest rankings.
  • 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.

Shaheen Afridi has climbed into the top 50
Shaheen Afridi has climbed into the top 50

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):

1.Pakistan135 (-3)
2.India     124 (-2)
3.South Africa   118 (+4)
4.England   118
6.New Zealand   116 (+4)
7.Windies      101
8.Afghanistan 92
9.Sri Lanka         87
11.Scotland  62
13.Netherlands 50
14.Nepal 43 (+17)
15.UAE43 (-7)
16.Hong Kong      42
18.Ireland  34


(Developed by David Kendix)


MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings (as of 11 February 2019):

Batsmen (top 20)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPointsAvgeHighest Rating
1( - )Babar AzamPak88553.72888 v SA at Johannesburg 2019
2( - )Colin Munro     NZ82533.59830 v Pak at Dubai 2018
3( - )Aaron FinchAus80638.67900 v Zim at Harare 2018
4( - )Evin LewisWin75133.52780 v Eng at Durham 2017
5(+1)Glenn MaxwellAus74531.27  801 v NZ at Auckland 2018
6(-1)Fakhar ZamanPak 70026.46842 v Aus at Harare 2018
7(+3)Rohit SharmaInd69832.76718 v Win at Lucknow 2018
8( - )Alex HalesEng69732.10866 v Ind at Edgbaston 2014
9(+2)Jason RoyEng688!23.21688 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2018
10(-3)Lokesh RahulInd      67743.44854 v Eng at Old Trafford 2018
11(+1)S. DhawanInd67128.80685 v NZ at Auckland 2019
12(+1)Kane WilliamsonNZ65531.35760 v Ban at Napier 2017
13(-4)Martin GuptillNZ64933.91792 v SA at Hamilton 2012
14( - ) M. ShahzadAfg64731.22705 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017
15  (+2)S. AnwarUAE64331.82650 v NEP at Dubai (GCA) 2019
16( - )D'Arcy ShortAus631*32.18756 v UAE at Abu Dhabi 2018
17(+3)Faf du PlessisSA61736.27843 v Ban at Mirpur 2015
18( - )Jos ButtlerEng61026.80614 v Ind at Bristol 2018
19=( - )H. MasakadzaZim59927.07698 v Ban at Khulna 2016
 (-4)Virat KohliInd59949.25  897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014


Bowlers (top 20)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPointsAvgeEconHighest Rating
1( - )Rashid KhanAfg79312.406.01816 v Ban at Dehradun 2018
2(+1)Kuldeep YadavInd728!12.976.72728 v NZ at Hamilton 2019
3(-1)Shadab KhanPak     72018.596.84   769 v Sco at Edinburgh 2018
4(+5)Imad WasimPak705     19.42  5.81780 v Win at Trinidad 2017
5(-1)Adil RashidEng676!26.38  7.50676 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2018
6( - )Adam ZampaAus670!18.276.00670 v Ind at Sydney 2018
7( - )S. Al HasanBan65820.156.77672 v Pak at Mirpur 2014
8(-4)Ish SodhiNZ65720.887.70739 v Pak at Wellington 2018
9(-1)Faheem AshrafPak      65520.12  7.08659 v SA at Cape Town 2019
10(+4)M. SantnerNZ63821.147.27    731 v Pak at Wellington 2018
11( - )      M. Nabi             Afg63024.257.13638 v Ban at Dehradun 2018
12(+3)M. NaveedUAE62816.585.89632 v Afg at Dubai (GCA) 2016
13( - )Billy StanlakeAus625*20.088.09653 v Pak at Dubai 2018
14(+2)Liam PlunkettEng62025.007.93643 v Ind at Cardiff 2018
15(+2)Andrew Tye     Aus61522.028.87658 v Pak at Harare 2018
16(+2)Chris JordanEng61128.008.77628 v Ind at Nagpur 2017
17(-6)Y. ChahalInd60919.937.90706 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2018
18( - )B. Kumar         Ind60825.836.97    622 v SA at Cape Town 2018
19(-9)Imran TahirSA60214.956.77795 v NZ at Auckland 2017
20  (+1)David WilleyEng59524.678.44615 v Ind at Cardiff 2018


  All-rounders (top five)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPts Highest Rating
1( - )Glenn MaxwellAus362395 v Eng at Melbourne 2018
2( - )S. Al HasanBan338407 v Pak at Mirpur 2015
3( - )M. NabiAfg313323 v Ban at Dehradun 2018
4( - )MahmudullahBan240!240 v Win at Mirpur 2018
5( - )Thisara PereraSL219!219 v NZ at Auckland 2019


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