Quinton de Kock was the chief architect with the bat in South Africa's 3-0 whitewash over Sri Lanka, finishing as the top scorer in the recently concluded series.
The wicketkeeper-batter accumulated 153 runs at an average of 153 and a healthy strike rate of 121.42. His solid display has seen him jump four places to the eighth spot in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Men's T20I Rankings for batters.
His fellow opener, Reeza Hendricks, who was the second-highest run-scorer in the series with 112 runs, too moved up the batting charts and broke into the top 20. Aiden Markram was another Proteas player who made huge gains in the latest rankings updates, climbing 12 spots to become the 11th ranked batter in T20Is.
Kusal Perera was one of the few bright spots in the series for Sri Lanka. Back after nursing a shoulder injury, he made an instant impact upon his return, scoring 69 runs in two matches and jumped 10 places to No.39.
In the bowlers' rankings, the top wicket-taker of the series, Bjorn Fortuin, gained a whopping 103 places to break into the top 50.
There was some movement in the rankings after the completion of the T20I series between Bangladesh and New Zealand. Blackcaps skipper Tom Latham and Finn Allen both attained career-high rankings, finishing 44th and 66th respectively. Bangladesh's Mohammad Naim and Mahmud Ullah too jumped three spots each to No.24 and No.29 respectively.
🏏 Tom Latham ➞ 159 runs at 53.00, including two fifties— ICC (@ICC) September 11, 2021
☝️ Nasum Ahmed ➞ 8 wickets at 8.37, including one four-wicket haul
The duo shared the Player of the Series award for the #BANvNZ T20Is 🏅🏅
How impressed were you with their performances? pic.twitter.com/OeGV6jeCsk
In the Men's T20 Rankings for bowlers, Mustafizur Rahman scaled two spots to No.8 after a brilliant four-for in the fourth T20I that reduced New Zealand to just 93. Nasum Ahmed bagged a four-wicket haul of his own in the same game which saw him gain a massive 25 places to become the 15th ranked T20I bowler in the world.
New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel made a rapid ascent into the top 60 by climbing 93 spots in the latest rankings for bowlers.
Bangladesh skipper Mahmud Ullah's fine batting displays in the final two T20Is has helped him break into the top 10 of T20I all-rounders rankings, tied with Kenya's Collins Obuya at No.10 with 130 rating points. Shakib Al Hasan, who was rested for the final game, dropped a place to No.2 which took Mohammad Nabi to the top of the rankings for all-rounders.
In the ODI Player Rankings, USA's Jaskaran Malhotra, who grabbed all the headlines after smashing six 6s in an over against Papua New Guinea, rocketed 169 spots up to No. 132 in the batting charts. Amongst the bowlers, Ireland's Andrew Balbirnie and Simi Singh reached career-best rankings after the ODI series against Zimbabwe, rising to 27th and 38th respectively.