India’s Suryakumar Yadav consolidated his position at the top of the ICC Men’s T20I Rankings for batters after his stupendous 111 not out against New Zealand recently. He gained 31 rating points from the series and his 890 points keep him 54 ahead of Pakistan’s Mohammed Rizwan.
New Zealand opener Devon Conway’s knock of 59 in the tied final match of the series against India helped him gain one slot to reach third position while Glenn Phillips (up one place to seventh among batters) and Tim Southee (up two places to joint-14th among bowlers) also gained.
For India, captain Hardik Pandya’s unbeaten 30 in the final match helped him reach joint-50th position among batters while Bhuvneshwar Kumar (up two places to 11th), Arshdeep Singh (up one place to 21st) and Yuzvendra Chahal (up eight places to 40th) were the bowlers to gain in the latest update.
Meanwhile, in the ICC Men’s ODI Rankings, Australia openers David Warner and Travis Head made notable gains in the batting list after an epic 269-run partnership at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, while Steve Smith’s consistent performances in the home series against England helped him attain a career-best equaling seventh position.
Warner, a formerly top-ranked batter, gained one spot to reach fifth position in the list after a score of 106 in the final match that helped him finish with 240 runs and win the Player of the Series award. Head, who accumulated 208 runs after his Player of the Match effort of 152 at the MCG, progressed 12 spots to reach 30th position.
Smith finished third in the list of run-scorers, his 195 runs good enough to lift him three places to seventh place, a position he had held in January 2017. Marnus Labuschagne and Mitchell Marsh too moved up the list and occupy 68th and 84th positions, respectively.
Fast bowler Mitchell Starc, who was named Player of the Match for a haul of four for 47 in the second ODI in Sydney, moved up four places to take fourth position while leg-spinner Adam Zampa (up eight places to seventh) and Pat Cummins (up one place to 17th) also moved up the bowlers’ rankings.
For England, Phil Salt and Dawid Malan entered the top 100. Salt progressed six slots to reach 97th position while Malan advanced 56 places and is ranked 100th.
Players from Namibia and the USA also gained in the latest weekly update for their performances in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2. Skipper Gerhard Erasmus of Namibia (up two places to 48th) and Monank Patel of the USA (up three places to 50th) moved up the batters’ list while Saurabh Netravalkar of the USA reached a career-best 31st position among bowlers after taking two wickets each against Namibia and Papua New Guinea.