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Paras Khadka

Paras Khadka breaks into top 40 in ICC T20I rankings

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Paras Khadka, the Nepal captain, who guided his team to a Twenty20 International series win against the United Arab Emirates, has broken into the top 40 among all-rounders in the format.

Khadka was placed at No.39 on the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Player Rankings for All-rounders after the 2-1 series win. His 76 ratings points marked a career high for him. He also rose five places on the batting charts to No.90.

Sompal Kami made a 22-place leap on the bowling charts, at No.71 with a career-high 409 points, the same as Basant Regmi, while also sitting just outside the top fifty among all-rounders. The ever impressive Sandeep Lamichane too continued his climb up the tables, with a 36-place rise to No.159 among bowlers, again a career-best for him. 

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Nepal captain Paras Khadka: 'This is just the beginning'

The UAE's Shaiman Anwer, who reached career-high ratings points during the series for top-scoring with 103 runs overall, including a half-century, is the highest-ranked batsman from an Associate nation on the charts, coming in at No.15 on the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Player Rankings for Batsmen

The UAE also have Muhammad Usman at No.72; however, Rohan Mustafa slipped by seven places to No.88, while retaining his No.16 rank among all-rounders.

Similarly, Mohammad Naveed, the fast bowler, who took five wickets in the series and played a crucial role in UAE's opening win as stand-in captain and leader of the pace attack, is the highest ranked bowler among non-Test playing nations.

Mohammad Naveed is the second-highest ranked pace bowler on the T20I charts after Faheem Ashraf
Mohammad Naveed is the second-highest ranked pace bowler on the T20I charts after Faheem Ashraf

Naveed rose three places to be No.12 on the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Player Rankings for Bowlers. Considering that the chart is dominated by spinners, his is an impressive feat – he is the second-highest ranked pace bowler on the charts in the format after Faheem Ashraf.

Elsewhere in the update announced on Monday, 11 February, India's Kuldeep Yadav rose to No.2 among bowlers, behind Rashid Khan, while Pakistan's Babar Azam extended his hold over the top spot in the batting charts.

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