Following his match-winning century against New Zealand in the second T20I of the recently finished three-match T20I series, which India won 1-0, star Indian batter Suryakumar Yadav has maintained his top spot in the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings. Additionally, he has increased his rating point separation from Mohammad Rizwan, the second-ranked batter. Rizwan now has 836 points, while Suryakumar has 890.
With Glenn Phillips moving up one spot to seventh among batters and Tim Southee moving up two spots to joint-14th among bowlers, all three players have improved thanks to Devon Conway’s performance of 59 in the series-tying match against India.
In the most recent update, bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar (up two spots to 11th), Arshdeep Singh (up one spot to 21st), and Yuzvendra Chahal (up eight spots to 40th) also improved. For India, skipper Hardik Pandya’s unbeaten 30 in the final match helped him achieve joint-50th position among batters.
Following their historic 269-run partnership at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Australia’s opening pair of David Warner and Travis Head saw significant rises in the ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings, while Steve Smith’s steady play during the home series against England allowed him to equal his career-high ranking of seventh.
A score of 106 in the decisive game let Warner, a former top-ranked batter, finish with 240 runs and take up the Player of the Series honour, moving him up one notch to fifth place on the list. Head, who amassed 208 runs following his 152-run Player of the Match performance at the MCG, has moved up 12 spots to take up position 30.
Smith came in third on the list of run scorers, and his 195 runs were sufficient to move him up three spots to seventh, which he had previously held in January 2017. Marnus Labuschagne and Mitchell Marsh are now ranked 68th and 84th, respectively, after moving up the rankings.
Fast bowler Mitchell Starc, who was voted Player of the Match for his four-for-47 performance in the second ODI in Sydney, has climbed four spots to reach the fourth spot, while leg-spinners Adam Zampa and Pat Cummins have also advanced in the ranks of bowlers. Phil Salt and Dawid Malan from England have climbed into the top 100. Malan is placed 100th after moving up 56 positions, while Salt has climbed six spots to take over the 97th spot.
Due to their accomplishments in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2, players from Namibia and the United States have also benefited in the most recent weekly update. Monank Patel of the USA and Namibia’s captain Gerhard Erasmus have risen up the batters’ list, while Saurabh Netravalkar of the USA has climbed to a career-high rank of 31 among bowlers after picking up two wickets each against Namibia and Papua New Guinea.