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Maxwell, Hazratullah make huge gains in T20I rankings

Players from Australia and Afghanistan rise in the charts after the latest update to the rankings.

• Rahul, Kohli, Kevin O’Brien and Usman among others to gain in latest update

• Australia overtake South Africa and England to reach third in team rankings

Australia batsman Glenn Maxwell and Afghanistan’s Hazratullah Zazai have risen in the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Player Rankings after superb shows with the bat in their series against India and Ireland, respectively.

Maxwell, who was the top-ranked batsman in the format a year ago, has gained two slots to reach third position after scores of 56 and 113* that helped complete a 2-0 victory in India, Australia’s first series win in over a decade against the winners of the inaugural ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2007.

Hazratullah has gained a whopping 31 slots to reach a career-best seventh position after aggregating 204 runs in the 3-0 series victory, that included an incredible 162*, the second highest score in T20Is. The left-hander slammed 11 fours and 16 sixes during the 62-ball knock and helped his team post the highest ever T20I total of 278/3.

For Australia, D’Arcy Short has gained eight slots to reach eighth position among batsmen while Nathan Coulter-Nile has gained four slots to reach 45th position among bowlers after taking four wickets against India, including a player of the match haul of 3/26 in the first match.

India opener Lokesh Rahul has gained four berths to reach sixth position while formerly top-ranked Virat Kohli (up two places to 17th) and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (up seven places to 56th) have gained among batsmen. Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah (up 12 places to 15th) and left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya (up 18 places to a career-best 43rd) have also advanced.

Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi has gained 12 slots to reach 30th place and Usman Ghani has moved up 25 slots to 79th among batsmen while Mujeeb-ur-Rehman has moved from 42nd to 40th in the bowlers’ list.

For Ireland, Kevin O’Brien has gained 10 places to reach 61st among batsmen while Peter Chase has moved up 22 slots and is now ranked 99th among bowlers.

In the MRF Tyres ICC Men’sT20I Team Rankings, India have retained second position while Australia have overtaken South Africa and England to reach third place and to within two points of India. Afghanistan and Ireland retain eighth and 17th positions, respectively.

MRF Tyres ICC T20I Team Rankings (as of 28 February):

2India122 (-2)
3Australia120 (+2)
4South Africa118
6New Zealand116
7West Indies101
8Afghanistan93 (+1)
9Sri Lanka86
16Hong Kong42
17Ireland37 (-1)

(Developed by David Kendix)

MRF Tyres ICC T20I Player Rankings (as of 28 February)

Batsmen (top 10)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeS/RHighest rating
1( - )Babar AzamPak88553.72128888 v SA at Johannesburg 2019
2( - )Colin MunroNZ82533.59162830 v Pak at Dubai 2018
3(+2)Glenn MaxwellAus815!34.4158815 v India at Bengaluru 2019
4(-1)Aaron FinchAus78237.13156900 v Zim at Harare 2018
5(-1)Evin LewisWin75133.52164780 v Eng at Durham 2017
6(+4)Lokesh RahulIndia72643.95149854 v Eng at Old Trafford 2018
7(+31)H. ZazaiAfg718*!75.6193718 v Ire at Dehradun 2019
8(+8)D'Arcy ShortAus715*32.88121756 v UAE at Abu Dhabi 2018
9(-3)Fakhar ZamanPak70026.46139842 v Aus at Harare 2018
10(-2)Alex HalesEng69732.1136866 v India at Edgbaston 2014  


Other selected rankings

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeS/RHighest rating
17(+2)Virat KohliIndia62750.28137897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014
30(+12)M.  NabiAfg527!21.9145527 v Ire at Dehradun 2019
56(+7)MS DhoniIndia44137.6126525 v SA at Centurion 2018
61(+10)Kevin O'BrienIre425!18.23125425 v Afg at Dehradun 2019
79(+25)Usman GhaniAfg345*24.72109426 v OMA at Abu Dhabi 2015
95(+8)A. BalbirnieIre301*!19.26123301 v Afg at Dehradun 2019


Bowlers (top 10)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeEcoHighest rating
1( - )Rashid KhanAfg78011.566.02816 v Ban at Dehradun 2018
2(+1)Shadab KhanPak72018.596.84769 v Sco at Edinburgh 2018
3(+1)Imad WasimPak70519.425.81780 v Win at Trinidad 2017
4(-2)Kuldeep YadavIndia69912.976.72728 v NZ at Hamilton 2019
5( - )Adil RashidEng676!26.387.5676 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2018
6( - )Adam ZampaAus672!19.436.04672 v India at Bengaluru 2019
7( - )S. Al HasanBan65820.156.77672 v Pak at Mirpur 2014
8( - )Ish SodhiNZ65720.887.7739 v Pak at Wellington 2018
9( - )Faheem AshrafPak65520.127.08659 v SA at Cape Town 2019
10( - )M. SantnerNZ63821.147.27731 v Pak at Wellington 2018


Other selected rankings

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeEcoHighest rating
15(+12)J. BumrahIndia61020.176.71764 v Eng at Bengaluru 2017
40(+2)M. Ur RahmanAfg518*175.34529 v Ire at Dehradun 2019
43=(+18)K. PandyaIndia500*!33.098.27500 v Aus at Bengaluru 2019
73=(+1)C. MpofuZim40637.758.89499 v Afg at Bulawayo 2015
     (+11)Karim JanatAfg406*30.188.62414 v Ire at Dehradun 2019
95=(+5)J. RichardsonAus350*31.888.44387 v Pak at Harare 2018
99(+20)Peter ChaseIre339*!27.739.94339 v Afg at Dehradun 2019
102=(+16)Joshua LittleIre330*48.428.76334 v Afg at Dehradun 2019


All-rounders (top five)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsHighest rating
1( - )G. MaxwellAus390395 v Eng at Melbourne 2018
2( - )S. Al HasanBan338408 v Pak at Mirpur 2015
3( - )M. NabiAfg330!330 v Ire at Dehradun 2019
4( - )MahmudullahBan240!240 v Win at Mirpur 2018
5( - )R. BerringtonSco221 /*!221 v OMA at Oman 2019


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