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Maxwell, Hazratullah make huge gains in T20I rankings

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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):

Rank Team Points
1 Pakistan 135
2 India 122 (-2)
3 Australia 120 (+2)
4 South Africa 118
5 England 118
6 New Zealand 116
7 West Indies 101
8 Afghanistan 93 (+1)
9 Sri Lanka 86
10 Bangladesh 77
11 Scotland 61
12 Zimbabwe 55
13 Netherlands 52
14 Nepal 43
15 UAE 43
16 Hong Kong 42
17 Ireland 37 (-1)
18 Oman 27


(Developed by David Kendix)

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

Batsmen (top 10)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge S/R Highest rating
1 ( - ) Babar Azam Pak 885 53.72 128 888 v SA at Johannesburg 2019
2 ( - ) Colin Munro NZ 825 33.59 162 830 v Pak at Dubai 2018
3 (+2) Glenn Maxwell Aus 815! 34.4 158 815 v India at Bengaluru 2019
4 (-1) Aaron Finch Aus 782 37.13 156 900 v Zim at Harare 2018
5 (-1) Evin Lewis Win 751 33.52 164 780 v Eng at Durham 2017
6 (+4) Lokesh Rahul India 726 43.95 149 854 v Eng at Old Trafford 2018
7 (+31) H. Zazai Afg 718*! 75.6 193 718 v Ire at Dehradun 2019
8 (+8) D'Arcy Short Aus 715* 32.88 121 756 v UAE at Abu Dhabi 2018
9 (-3) Fakhar Zaman Pak 700 26.46 139 842 v Aus at Harare 2018
10 (-2) Alex Hales Eng 697 32.1 136 866 v India at Edgbaston 2014  

 

Other selected rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge S/R Highest rating
17 (+2) Virat Kohli India 627 50.28 137 897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014
30 (+12) M.  Nabi Afg 527! 21.9 145 527 v Ire at Dehradun 2019
56 (+7) MS Dhoni India 441 37.6 126 525 v SA at Centurion 2018
61 (+10) Kevin O'Brien Ire 425! 18.23 125 425 v Afg at Dehradun 2019
79 (+25) Usman Ghani Afg 345* 24.72 109 426 v OMA at Abu Dhabi 2015
95 (+8) A. Balbirnie Ire 301*! 19.26 123 301 v Afg at Dehradun 2019

 

Bowlers (top 10)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Eco Highest rating
1 ( - ) Rashid Khan Afg 780 11.56 6.02 816 v Ban at Dehradun 2018
2 (+1) Shadab Khan Pak 720 18.59 6.84 769 v Sco at Edinburgh 2018
3 (+1) Imad Wasim Pak 705 19.42 5.81 780 v Win at Trinidad 2017
4 (-2) Kuldeep Yadav India 699 12.97 6.72 728 v NZ at Hamilton 2019
5 ( - ) Adil Rashid Eng 676! 26.38 7.5 676 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2018
6 ( - ) Adam Zampa Aus 672! 19.43 6.04 672 v India at Bengaluru 2019
7 ( - ) S. Al Hasan Ban 658 20.15 6.77 672 v Pak at Mirpur 2014
8 ( - ) Ish Sodhi NZ 657 20.88 7.7 739 v Pak at Wellington 2018
9 ( - ) Faheem Ashraf Pak 655 20.12 7.08 659 v SA at Cape Town 2019
10 ( - ) M. Santner NZ 638 21.14 7.27 731 v Pak at Wellington 2018

 

Other selected rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Eco Highest rating
15 (+12) J. Bumrah India 610 20.17 6.71 764 v Eng at Bengaluru 2017
40 (+2) M. Ur Rahman Afg 518* 17 5.34 529 v Ire at Dehradun 2019
43= (+18) K. Pandya India 500*! 33.09 8.27 500 v Aus at Bengaluru 2019
73= (+1) C. Mpofu Zim 406 37.75 8.89 499 v Afg at Bulawayo 2015
      (+11) Karim Janat Afg 406* 30.18 8.62 414 v Ire at Dehradun 2019
95= (+5) J. Richardson Aus 350* 31.88 8.44 387 v Pak at Harare 2018
99 (+20) Peter Chase Ire 339*! 27.73 9.94 339 v Afg at Dehradun 2019
102= (+16) Joshua Little Ire 330* 48.42 8.76 334 v Afg at Dehradun 2019

 

All-rounders (top five)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Highest rating
1 ( - ) G. Maxwell Aus 390 395 v Eng at Melbourne 2018
2 ( - ) S. Al Hasan Ban 338 408 v Pak at Mirpur 2015
3 ( - ) M. Nabi Afg 330! 330 v Ire at Dehradun 2019
4 ( - ) Mahmudullah Ban 240! 240 v Win at Mirpur 2018
5 ( - ) R. Berrington Sco 221 /*! 221 v OMA at Oman 2019

 

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