Shreyas Iyer

India batter makes massive rankings move

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India's recent clean sweep of Sri Lanka has had major ramifications on the MRF Tyres ICC Men's T20I Player Rankings with attacking top-order batter Shreyas Iyer jumping a massive 27 spots in the latest rankings.

Iyer scored three unbeaten half-centuries during India's 3-0 rout of Sri Lanka last month, with the 27-year-old amassing an impressive 204 runs at a strike rate of 174.

His efforts helped him jump 27 places to 18th on the latest batter rankings, while team-mate Bhuvneshwar Kumar jumped three spots to 17th on the bowler rankings.

The news wasn't so good for skipper Rohit Sharma, who dropped two spots to 13th on the rankings after managing just 50 runs from three hits against Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka's Pathum Nissanka scored an impressive 75 in the second game of the series and he was rewarded with a six-spot rise to ninth on the rankings, while former India captain Virat Kohli - who was rested for the series - fell out of the top 10 after dropping five places to 15th.

The biggest mover on the Test rankings was South African quick Kagiso Rabada, who shot up three places to third following his impressive display against New Zealand.

Rabada managed 10 wickets during the two-match series, with his magnificent haul of 5/60 in the first innings of the second Test helping the Proteas on their way to an important 198-run triumph.

Kiwi duo Kyle Jamieson (drops two spots to fifth) and Tim Southee (drops one spot to sixth) lose ground in the bowler rankings, with Australia captain Pat Cummins and India veteran Ravi Ashwin still leading the way.

Marnus Labuschagne remains as the top ranked Test batter, with New Zealander Devon Conway jumping six places to 17th following his 92 in the second innings of the second Test against South Africa.

There wasn't much movement in the ODI rankings, with veteran spinner Rashid Khan re-claiming his spot in the top 10 for bowlers following five wickets from the recent three-game series against Bangladesh.

Rashid jumped six spots to ninth, while team-mate Mehidy Hasan Miraz dropped two spots to seventh following the series.

Kiwi veteran Trent Boult remains the top ranked ODI bowler, while Pakistan right-hander Babar Azam leads the way for batters.

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