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Australia all-rounder knocks Nabi off top spot in ICC T20 Rankings

Mohammad Nabi’s stay at the top of the ICC Men’s T20I All-rounder Rankings has been short, with some stunning performances boosting Australia’s Marcus Stoinis to the summit.

The world’s new top-ranked all-rounder took six wickets and made three impressive contributions with the bat as Australia cruised through to the Super Eight stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup with a perfect record.

His 2/9 helped his side to a hammering of Namibia, but he saved his most important contribution until last in the group stage, hitting an inspired 59 from 29 balls to steer Australia to a win over Scotland that looked a long way off when he came to the crease at 60/3 in the ninth over.

Wanindu Hasarang and Shakib Al Hasan make up the top three, with Nabi slipping down the rankings but still close behind in fourth.

West Indies bowlers on the up

While the batting power of World Cup co-hosts West Indies is the headline feature of their squad, it has been their bowlers who have shone the brightest so far in the tournament, and the rankings reflect that.

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Akeal Hosein is the big mover, surging up six places in the ICC T20I Bowling Rankings into second. England’s Adil Rashid remains No. 1.

Alzarri Joseph has also moved up six spaces to just outside the top ten, while teammate Gudakesh Motie has surged 16 spots up the rankings into 13th.

In-form batters close in on upper reaches

The top four of the Men’s Batting Rankings remain the same, with Suryakumar Yadav, Phil Salt, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan occupying those spots.

But change is on the horizon with some in-form players making big moves up the rankings a little lower down.

Australian opener Travis Head is up five places to fifth, while West Indies star Nicholas Pooran is up eight to 11th.

There’s also a notable rise from Sherfane Rutherford after his extraordinary 68* against New Zealand. The West Indies finisher isn’t likely to trouble the top ten in the rankings any time soon, but moved up 43 places to 42nd thanks to his World Cup heroics.

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