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T20 rankings: Boult shoots up

2017-11-11 13:39
Trent Boult (Getty Images)

Cape Town - New Zealand bowlers Ish Sodhi and Trent Boult have made noteworthy gains in the T20I Player Rankings after the three-match series in India, which the home side won 2-1 on Tuesday.

Sodhi’s five wickets in the series have lifted him five places to the top-10 for the first time in his career. Left-arm pace bowler Boult, who grabbed six wickets including a haul of four for 34 in the second match in Rajkot which his side won by 40 runs, has reached a career-best 16th position after moving up 14 slots.

Tim Southee (up five places to 81st) is another New Zealand bowler to move up while opener Colin Munro is a major gainer among batsmen. Munro has gained four places to reach 12th position after scoring 123 runs in the series including an unbeaten 109 in Rajkot.

For India, captain Virat Kohli’s 104 runs in the series have helped him consolidate his position at the top of the table as he has gained 13 points and increased the gap with Aaron Finch to 40 points. Openers Rohit Sharma (up three places to 21st) and Shikhar Dhawan (up 20 places to 45th) have also moved up.

The India bowlers to move in the right direction are pace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar (up two places to 26th), leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (up 22 places to 30th) and left-arm spinner Akshar Patel (up 17 places to 62nd).

Meanwhile, New Zealand have ceded the top place in the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Team Rankings to Pakistan. New Zealand have slipped from 125 to 120 points, with Pakistan taking the top spot at 124 points.

New Zealand are ahead of the Windies on decimal points while India have gained three points from the series but remain behind England on decimal points, in fifth place.

ICC T20I Team Rankings (as of 8 November, after the India-New Zealand series):

1 Pakistan 124

2 New Zealand 120

3 Windies 120

4 England 119

5 India 119

6 South Africa 112

7 Australia 111

8 Sri Lanka 91

9 Afghanistan 86

10 Bangladesh 76

ICC T20I Batsmen Rankings (as of 8 November, after the India-New Zealand series):

1 Virat Kohli 824        

2 Aaron Finch 784 

3 Evin Lewis 780

4 Kane Williamson 716       

5 Glenn Maxwell 700 

6 Alex Hales 690  

7 Hashim Amla 683

8 Joe Root 683

9 Martin Guptill 679

10 Babar Azam 664

Bowlers (top 20)

1 Jasprit Bumrah 724

2 Imad Wasim 719

3 Rashid Khan 717

4 Samuel Badree 694

5 Imran Tahir 691

6 Sunil Narine 676

7 M. Rahman 667   

8 Shakib Al Hasan 661

9 James Faulkner 661   

10 Ish Sodhi 656

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