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Banton, Hafeez make huge gains in T20I Rankings

Banton
England opener Tom Banton and Pakistan’s experienced middle-order batsman Mohammad Hafeez have made significant gains in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings after their fine showing in the three-match series that ended in a 1-1 draw on Tuesday, 1 September.
  • Malan and Shadab also gain in update carried out after England-Pakistan series
  • Sheheryar Butt of Belgium makes it to the brink of the top 100 after stellar effort

Banton’s tally of 137 runs, including a knock of 71 in the washed out opening match, saw him gain an astounding 152 places to reach 43rd position. Hafeez took the spot behind him, moving up from 68th to 44th after topping the series with 155 runs including a player of the match effort of 86 not out in the final match.

Dawid Malan, who enjoyed a career-best ranking of second in November last year, moved back into the top five after aggregating 84 runs in the series while Jonny Bairstow also gained one place to reach a career-best 22nd position.

Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan’s five wickets, including a haul of three for 34 in the second match, have lifted him one place to eighth position.

Tom Curran of England and Shaheen Afridi of Pakistan have both moved up the list to take joint-20th position. Curran has gained seven slots and Shaheen 14 places after picking up two wickets each in the series. Wahab Riaz (up 18 places to 107th) and Haris Rauf (up 25 places to 157th) were the others to gain in the latest rankings update.

Shaheryar Butt of Belgium was a notable gainer from the Luxembourg T20 Tri-Series, gaining 351 slots to reach 105th position after a fine run that saw him score 125 not out and 81 not out against the Czech Republic and Luxembourg, respectively, on the same day. Sudesh Wickramasekara of the Czech Republic has gained the most among bowlers from the series, advancing 61 slots to reach 290th position.

Hafeez was the Player of the Series scoring 155 runs, including two half-centuries
Hafeez was the Player of the Series scoring 155 runs, including two half-centuries

In the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings, England remain in second position and Pakistan fourth in the list led by Australia.

Belgium have progressed from 63rd to 47th position after winning all four matches of the tri-series. The Czech Republic have slipped from 54th to 61st and Luxembourg have lost five places to take 63rd position after managing to win one match each.

MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings (after the England-Pakistan series)

Batsmen (top 10)

Rank(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

S/R

Highest Rating

1(-)

Babar Azam

Pak

869

49.93

128

896 v Eng at Cardiff 2019

2(-)

KL Rahul

Ind

824

45.65

146

854 v Eng at Old Trafford 2018

3(-)

Aaron Finch

Aus

820

38.25

156

901 v Zim at Harare 2018

4(-)

Colin Munro

NZ

785

31.34

156

830 v Pak at Dubai 2018

5(+1)

Dawid Malan

Eng

771*

50.27

149

804 v Pak at Old Trafford 2020

6(-1)

Glenn Maxwell

Aus

721

35.02

160

838 v SL at Adelaide 2019

7(-)

Eoin Morgan

Eng

702

30.94

139

872 v Ind at Old Trafford 2011

8(-)

H Zazai

Afg

676*

40.71

155

736 v WI at Lucknow 2019

9(-)

Evin Lewis

WI

674

32.20

155

781 v Eng at Durham 2017

10(-)

Virat Kohli

Ind

673

50.80

138

897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014

 Other selected rankings

Rank(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

S/R

Highest Rating

22(+1)

Jonny Bairstow

Eng

560

26.58

140

572 v Pak at Old Trafford 2020

43(+152)

Tom Banton

Eng

490*!

32.16

157

490 v Pak at Old Trafford 2020

44(+24)

Mohammad Hafeez

Pak

487

26.83

120

650 v SL at Dubai 2013

 

Bowlers (top 10)

Rank(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

Econ

Highest Rating

1

Rashid Khan

Afg

736

12.62

6.14

816 v Ban at Dehradun 2018

2

M Rahman

Afg

730

17.72

6.15

745 v Ire at Greater Noida 2020

3

Ashton Agar

Aus

712!

21.28

6.73

712 v SA at Cape Town 2020

4

Adam Zampa

Aus

712

19.03

6.12

720 v SL at Brisbane 2019

5

Tabraiz Shamsi

SA

681!

35.05

7.45

681 v Aus at Cape Town 2020

6

Mitchell Santner

NZ

677

21.07

7.36

724 v Pak at Wellington 2018

7

Imad Wasim

Pak

665

22.31

6.12

780 v WI at Trinidad 2017

8(+1)

Shadab Khan

Pak

651

21.07

7.22

768 v Sco at Edinburgh 2018

9(-1)

Adil Rashid

Eng

649

27.23

7.75

716 v WI at St Kitts 2019

10

Sheldon Cottrell

WI

639!

20.50

7.83

639 v SL at Pallekele 2020

Other selected rankings

Rank(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

Econ

Highest Rating

20=(+7)

Tom Curran

Eng

568!

26.73

9.17

568 v Pak at Old Trafford 2020

 

All-rounders (top five)

Rank(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Highest Rating

1(-)

Mohammad Nabi

Afg

294

355 v Ban at Mirpur 2019

2(-)

Sean Williams

Zim

213

225 v Nepal at Singapore 2019

3(-)

Glenn Maxwell

Aus

204

368 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2016

4(-)

R Berrington

Sco

194

204 v Ire at Malahide 2019

5(-)

Gareth Delany

Ire

170*/*!

170 v Afg at Greater Noida 2020

 

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