Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer gain in latest ICC T20I Rankings
Suryakumar Yadav and Venkatesh Iyer made massive jumps in the latest ICC Men's T20I Player Rankings. The rankings were released on Wednesday by the world cricket body. The duo enjoyed a terrific run in the just-concluded T20I series against West Indies as India routed them 3-0. The leading run-getter from the series, Nicholas Pooran, also moved up five places to finish 13th.
Why does this story matter?
- Suryakumar scored 107 runs in three games at 53.50 versus West Indies to finish the series as the leading run-scorer from India.
- This performance saw Surya move 35 places up to finish at 21.
- Iyer scored 92 runs in three games at 92 to jump 203 spots to finish at 115.
- Pooran accumulated 184 runs in the three T20Is at 61.33.
Ashton Agar enters top 10 in Rankings for Bowlers
Ashton Agar (645) has moved into the top 10. He is occupying the ninth place. South Africa's Tabraiz Shamsi (784) is leading the chart. He is followed by Josh Hazlewood (752), Adil Rashid (746), Wanindu Hasaranga (730), and Adam Zampa (719). Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, and Anrich Nortje are sitting at the sixth, seventh, and eighth spots respectively.
Maheesh Theekshana climbs 12 places
Sri Lankan spinner Maheesh Theekshana has seen a steady rise in T20I cricket. This has been reflected in his rankings as well. He attained a career-high rating of 592 after climbing 12 places to No. 17.
Oman skipper Maqsood rises in Rankings for All-rounders
Oman captain Zeeshan Maqsood has reached the sixth spot in the ICC Rankings for All-rounders following his impressive run in the T20 World Cup Qualifier A. He has scored 106 runs in four games, besides taking two wickets. Mohammad Nabi (265) is leading the chart. Nabi is followed by Shakib Al Hasan (231), Moeen Ali (205), Glenn Maxwell (173), and Liam Livingstone (171).
Azam leads the chart for batters
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam (805) tops the show among batters. He is followed by Mohammad Rizwan (798), Aiden Markram (796), Dawid Malan (728), and Devon Conway (703). India's KL Rahul (686) and Australian skipper Aaron Finch (779) are sitting at the sixth and seventh spot respectively. Former Indian captain Virat Kohli is occupying the 10th spot with 651 points in his kitty.