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Significant gains for India players in first T20I rankings update of the year

Ind v SL
KL Rahul, the highest-ranked India batsman, has gained 26 points is now on 760 rating points. Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan have made gains too.

• Rahul remains top-ranked among Indian batsmen; Kohli, Dhawan move up

• Saini and Thakur make big gains; Bumrah advances on return from injury

India opener KL Rahul has retained sixth position while captain Virat Kohli and left-hander Shikhar Dhawan have advanced one place each in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings after featuring in the three-match series against Sri Lanka that they won 2-0 with one match washed out.

Rahul, the highest-ranked India batsman, has gained 26 points is now on 760 rating points, just six behind Australia’s Glenn Maxwell after scores of 45 and 54 in his two innings against Sri Lanka. Kohli, top-ranked in Tests and ODIs, is in ninth position while Dhawan is 15th. Manish Pandey has advanced four places and is ranked 70th.

India’s fast bowlers have made notable gains in the first T20I update of the year and would be encouraged as they prepare for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia.

Player of the series Navdeep Saini has rocketed 146 places to 98th while Shardul Thakur has re-entered in 92nd position after both finished with five wickets in the series. Jaspreet Bumrah has gained eight places to reach 39th position.

For Sri Lanka, Dhananjaya de Silva has gained 72 places to reach 115th among batsmen after aggregating 74 runs while spinner Lakshan Sandakan has moved up 10 places to reach 29th position after grabbing three wickets in the series.

In the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Team Rankings, India have gained two points but remain in fifth position with 260 points, while Sri Lanka have lost two points and now have 236, the same as Afghanistan.

MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Rankings (as of 11 January 2020)

Batsmen (top 10)

Rank                                  (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge SR Highest Rating
   1 ( - ) Babar Azam Pak 879 50.17 127 896 v Eng at Cardiff 2019
2 ( - ) Aaron Finch Aus 810 38.32 156 901 v Zim at Harare 2018
3 ( - ) Dawid Malan Eng 782* 57.25 156 798 v NZ at Napier 2019
4 ( - ) Colin Munro NZ 780 30.92 160 831 v Pak at Dubai 2018
5 ( - ) Glenn Maxwell Aus 766 35.02 160 837 v SL at Adelaide 2019
6 ( - ) Lokesh Rahul India 760 44.17 146 854 v Eng at Old Trafford 2018
7 ( - ) Evin Lewis WI 699 30.85 153 782 v Eng at Durham 2017
8 ( - ) H Zazai Afg 692* 43.25 163 736 v WI at Lucknow 2019
9 (+1) Virat Kohli India 683 52.72 139 897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014
10 (+1) Eoin Morgan Eng 653 29.88 136 872 v India at Old Trafford 2011

 

Other selected rankings

Rank (+/-) Player  Team Pts Avge SR Highest Rating
15 (+1) S Dhawan India 612 28.35 128 685 v NZ at Auckland 2019
70 (+4) Manish Pandey India 399 41.20 125 531 v Ire at Malahide 2018
115 (+72) D de Silva SL 296* 22.06 110 349 v SA at Centurion 2017

 

Bowlers (top 10)

Rank (+/-) Player  Team Pts Avge Eco Highest Rating
1 ( - ) Rashid Khan Afg 749 12.52 6.15 816 v Ban at Dehradun 2018
2 ( - ) M Ur Rahman Afg 742*! 16.20 5.40 742 v WI at Lucknow 2019
3 ( - ) M Santner NZ 698 18.93 7.20 724 v Pak at Wellington 2018
4 ( - ) Imad Wasim Pak 681 20.88 5.92 780 v WI at Trinidad 2017
5 ( - ) Adam Zampa Aus 674 20.42 6.15 720 v SL at Brisbane 2019
6 ( - ) A Phehlukwayo SA 665 18.96 7.87 666 v India at Mohali 2019
7 ( - ) Adil Rashid Eng 660 25.64 7.51 716 v WI at St Kitts 2019
8 ( - ) Shadab Khan Pak 657 20.60 6.99 769 v Sco at Edinburgh 2018
9 ( - ) Ashton Agar Aus 649! 27.29 6.92 649 v Pak at Perth Stadium 2019
10 ( - ) Chris Jordan Eng 640 24.07 8.58 659 v NZ at Wellington 2019

 

Other selected rankings

Rank                                   (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Eco Highest Rating
29 (+10) L Sandakan SL 552*! 27.18 7.37 552 v India at Pune 2020
39 (+8) Jasprit Bumrah India 524 20.11 6.69 764 v Eng at Bengaluru 2017
70 (+21) P.W.H. de Silva SL 435*! 17.40 7.75 435 v India at Pune 2020
92= (RE) Shardul Thakur India 373*! 21.84 8.23 373 v SL at Pune 2020
98 (+146) Navdeep Saini India 361*! 16.63 7.36 361 v SL at Pune 2020

 

All-rounders (top five)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Highest Rating
1 ( - ) M Nabi Afg 319 355 v Ban at Mirpur 2019
2 ( - ) Glenn Maxwell Aus 231 368 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2016
3 ( - ) Sean Williams Zim 212 226 v Nepal at Singapore 2019
4 ( - ) R Berrington Sco 194 204 v Ire at Malahide 2019
5 ( - ) R Mustafa UAE 156 174 v JER at Abu Dhabi 2019

 

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