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Malan displaces Babar to grab top position

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Dawid Malan has jumped four spots to claim the No.1 position in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Men's T20I Player Rankings for batting.

• Bairstow, Buttler, Rashid, Richardson and Starc also gain in latest rankings update

England batsman Dawid Malan has seized the No.1 position in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings after a fruitful home series against Australia, which England won 2-1.

The 33-year-old left-hander has progressed four places after a series-topping run aggregate of 129, which included a player of the match effort of 66 in the first fixture. Malan, whose previous best ranking was second in November last year, is now eight rating points ahead of Pakistan’s Babar Azam.

Malan’s teammates Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler have also made headway in Wednesday’s update. Bairstow has gained three slots to reach a career-best 19th position after scoring 72 runs in the series while Buttler has moved from 40th to 28th after scoring 121 runs in two matches, which also won him the player of the series award.

For Australia, captain Aaron Finch’s 125 runs in the series have helped him retain third position. Glenn Maxwell also holds on to his sixth position among batsmen while gaining one slot to reach second position in the list of all-rounders led by Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi.

England leg-spinner Adil Rashid has gained two slots to reach seventh position after finishing as the most successful bowler in the series with six wickets, while Australia left-arm spinner Ashton Agar’s five wickets have enabled him retain third position, behind the Afghanistan spin pair of Rashid Khan and Mujeeb ur Rahman.

Australia fast bowler Kane Richardson has moved into the top 10 for the first time in his career after taking three wickets in the series while his compatriot Mitchell Starc (up seven places to 18th) and England’s Mark Wood (up 41 places to 79th) have also made notable gains.

Meanwhile, Australia have reclaimed the top spot in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings after briefly conceding it to England during the series.

Australia started the series 10 points ahead of their rivals at 278, but were overtaken after losing the first two matches, when both were on 273 points, with England ahead on decimal points. Australia, who were number one for the first time in this format at the time of the annual update on 1 May this year, are now on 275 points and England on 271. 

MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings (as of 9 Sep 2020):

Batsmen (top 10)

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

S/R

Highest Rating

1

(+4)

Dawid Malan

Eng

877

48.71

147

885 v Aus at Southampton 2020

2

(-1)

Babar Azam

Pak

869

49.93

128

896 v Eng at Cardiff 2019

3

( - )

Aaron Finch

Aus

835

38.43

155

901 v Zim at Harare 2018

4

(-2)

Lokesh Rahul

India

824

45.65

146

854 v Eng at Old Trafford 2018

5

(-1)

Colin Munro

NZ

785

31.34

156

830 v Pak at Dubai 2018

6

( - )

Glenn Maxwell

Aus

696

33.52

158

838 v SL at Adelaide 2019

7

(+1)

H Zazai

Afg

676*

40.71

155

736 v WI at Lucknow 2019

8

(+1)

Evin Lewis

WI

674

32.20

155

781 v Eng at Durham 2017

9

(+1)

Virat Kohli

India

673

50.80

138

897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014

10

(-3)

Eoin Morgan

Eng

671

30.27

139

872 v India at Old Trafford 2011


Other selected rankings

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

S/R

Highest Rating

19

(+3)

J Bairstow

Eng

574!

26.34

138

574 v Aus at Southampton 2020

 28

(+12)

Jos Buttler

Eng

537

28.52

140

614 v India at Bristol 2018


Bowlers (top 10)

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

Eco

Highest Rating

1

( - )

Rashid Khan

Afg

736

12.62

6.14

816 v Ban at Dehradun 2018

2

( - )

M Ur Rahman

Afg

730

17.72

6.15

745 v Ire at Greater Noida 2020

3

( - )

Ashton Agar

Aus

706

20.86

6.87

717 v Eng at Southampton 2020

4

(+1)

T Shamsi

SA

681!

35.05

7.45

681 v Aus at Cape Town 2020

5

(-2)

Adam Zampa

Aus

679

20.86

6.56

720 v SL at Brisbane 2019

6

( - )

M Santner

NZ

677

21.07

7.36

724 v Pak at Wellington 2018

7

(+2)

Adil Rashid

Eng

676

25.42

7.64

716 v WI at St Kitts 2019

8

(-1)

Imad Wasim

Pak

665

22.31

6.12

780 v WI at Trinidad 2017

9

(-1)

Shadab Khan

Pak

651

21.07

7.22

768 v Sco at Edinburgh 2018

10

(+2)

K Richardson

Aus

641

25.81

7.69

664 v Eng at Southampton 2020


Other selected rankings

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

Eco

Highest Rating

18

(+7)

Mitchell Starc

Aus

581

19.48

6.90

702 v Pak at Dubai 2014

79

(+41)

Mark Wood

Eng

393*!

20.00

9.11

393 v Aus at Southampton 2020


All-rounders (top five)

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Highest Rating

1

( - )

M Nabi

Afg

294

355 v Ban at Mirpur 2019

2

(+1)

Glenn Maxwell

Aus

220

368 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2016

3

(-1)

Sean Williams

Zim

213

225 v Nepal at Singapore 2019

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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