Yadav and Hafeez gain big after stellar performances

10icc1Kuldeep Yadav of India and Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez have been rewarded with big jumps in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings after they played key roles in their sides’ convincing victories over their respective rivals in the recently-concluded T20I series. 

Yadav picked up five wickets in two matches at an economy-rate of 5.6 in his side’s 3-0 win over the Windies. This has helped him vault 14 places to a career-high 23rd position in the bowling table. 

Hafeez was in sparkling form with the bat against New Zealand and his series aggregate of 132 runs at a strike-rate of 145 has lifted him 16 places to 53rd spot in the batting chart. 

Pakistan and India’s identical 3-0 series wins mean they have gained points in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings, while New Zealand and the Windies have moved in opposite directions. 

Number-one ranked Pakistan have collected two points and number-two ranked India have pocketed three points, moving to 138 and 127 points respectively, while fifth-ranked New Zealand and seventh-ranked West Indies have ended up on 112 and 102 points respectively after dropping four points apiece. 

Other batsmen to make notable improvements in the latest update include Rohit Sharma in seventh (up by three places), Kane Williamson in 12th (up by three places), Shikhar Dhawan in 16th (up by five places) and Ross Taylor in 59th (up by five places).

 The batting table is headed by Pakistan’s Babar Azam, who has gained 14 points following his series total of 126 runs, which has opened up the gap with Australia’s second-ranked Aaron Finch to 19 points.

 A number of bowlers have made notable upward movements. These include Faheem Ashraf in seventh (up by nine places), Imad Wasim in eighth (up by two places), Bhuvneshwar Kumar in 19th (up by nine places), Jasprit Bumrah in 21st (up by five places), Carlos Brathwaite in 29th (up by four places), Tim Southee in 36th (up by five places), Adam Milne in 40th (up by five places) and Hafeez in 59th (up by 20 places).

 Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan remains the number-one ranked bowler. He leads Pakistan’s Shadab Khan by 41 points, with England’s Adil Rashid in third position.

 There is no change in the top-four of the all-rounders’ list with Australia’s Glenn Maxwell leading the field. Mohammad Nabi is second, followed by Shakib Al Hasan and JP Duminy.

 Meanwhile, Australia will be involved in all four remaining T20Is later this month. They will play South Africa in a one-off match in Carrara on 17 November, before taking on India in a three-match series on 21, 23 and 25 November.

 If Australia win all four matches, then they will rise to second position on 126 points. However, if they lose all four matches, then they will end up in sixth position on 112 points.

Similarly, South Africa will gain three points if they win on 17 November, while India will move to 129 points if they win all three matches against Australia.

 

Upcoming fixtures:

 

 

17 November – Australia v South Africa, Carrara, Gold Coast

21 November – Australia v India, Adelaide

23 November – Australia v India, Melbourne

25 November – Australia v India, Sydney

 

MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings (as on 12 November, following India v Windies and Pakistan v New Zealand series)

 

Rank    Team               Points

1.      Pakistan           138 (+2)

2.      India                 127 (+3)

3.      Australia           118

4.      England            118

5.      New Zealand     112 (-4)

6.      South Africa      111

7.      West Indies      102 (-4)

8.      Afghanistan      92

9.      Sri Lanka          87

10.   Bangladesh      77

11.   Scotland           62

12.   Zimbabwe         55

13.   UAE                 50

14.   Netherlands      50

15.   Hong Kong       42

16.   Oman               39

17.   Ireland              34

 

*Nepal have 26 rating points but need to play one more match before being ranked

 

(Developed by David Kendix)

 

MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings (as on 12 November, following India v Windies and Pakistan v New Zealand series)

 

BATSMEN (top 20)

 

Rank      (+/-)        Player                   Team     Points    Avge      Highest Rating

   1          ( - )         Babar Azam          Pak         858         54.26     881 v Win at Karachi 2018

   2          ( - )         Aaron Finch          Aus         839         41.05     900 v Zim at Harare 2018

   3          (+1)        Colin Munro          NZ          815         33.60     830 v Pak at Dubai 2018

   4          (-1)         Lokesh Rahul       Ind          780         47.18     854 v Eng at Old Trafford 2018

   5          ( - )         Fakhar Zaman      Pak         749         28.24     842 v Aus at Harare 2018

   6          (+1)        Glenn Maxwell      Aus         742         31.51     801 v NZ at Auckland 2018

   7          (+3)        Rohit Sharma       Ind          707         33.43     718 v Win at Lucknow 2018

   8          (-2)         Martin Guptill        NZ          703         34.40     793 v SA at Hamilton 2012

   9          (-1)         Alex Hales             Eng         697         32.10     866 v Ind at Edgbaston 2014

  10         (-1)         Jason Roy            Eng         688!       23.21     688 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2018

  11         ( - )         D'Arcy Short         Aus         677*       38.41     756 v UAE at Abu Dhabi 2018

  12         (+3)        Kane Williamson   NZ          664         31.64     760 v Ban at Napier 2017

  13         (+1)        M. Shahzad           Afg         647         31.22     706 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017

  14=       (-2)         Evin Lewis             Win         632*       33.06     780 v Eng at Durham 2017

               (-2)         Virat Kohli             Ind          632         48.88     897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014

  16         (+5)        Shikhar Dhawan   Ind          631         27.87     636 v Ire at Malahide 2018

  17         (-1)         Shaiman Anwar    UAE       630         31.52     636 v PNG at Abu Dhabi 2017

  18         (-1)         Jos Buttler             Eng         610         26.80     614 v Ind at Bristol 2018

  19         (-1)         Hashim Amla        SA          603         33.60     683 v Ban at Potchefstroom 2017

  20         (-1)         H. Masakadza       Zim         599         27.07     699 v Ban at Khulna 2016

  21         (-1)         Eoin Morgan         Eng         590         28.42     872 v Ind at Old Trafford 2011

  22         ( - )         Faf du Plessis       SA          584         35.34     843 v Ban at Mirpur 2015

  23         ( - )         Joe Root               Eng         583         35.77     750 v Win at Kolkata 2016

  24         ( - )         Kusal Perera         SL           582         29.22     751 v SA at Chittagong 2014

  25         (+1)        JP Duminy            SA          554         37.91     713 v NZ at Chittagong 2014

  26         (+1)        David Miller           SA          552         29.28     563 v Ban at Potchefstroom 2017

  27         (+1)        Sabbir Rahman    Ban         551         25.88     650 v NZ at Bay Oval 2017

  28=       (+1)        Shoaib Malik         Pak         542         30.84     577 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2009

               (+2)        Kyle Coetzer         Sco         542!       25.24     542 v Net at Amstelveen 2018

  30         (+1)        Paul Stirling           Ire           532         25.12     557 v Sco at Deventer 2018

 

BOWLERS (top 30)

 

Rank      (+/-)        Player                   Team     Points    Avge      Highest Rating

   1          ( - )         Rashid Khan         Afg         793         12.40     816 v Ban at Dehradun 2018

   2          ( - )         Shadab Khan        Pak         752         17.16     769 v Sco at Edinburgh 2018

   3          (+2)        Adil Rashid            Eng         676!       26.38     676 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2018

   4          ( - )         Y. Chahal              Ind          669         18.75     706 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2018

   5          (-2)         Ish Sodhi               NZ          668         21.10     739 v Pak at Wellington 2018

   6          (+2)        Imran Tahir           SA          653         14.95     795 v NZ at Auckland 2017

   7          (+9)        Faheem Ashraf     Pak         652*!      19.47     652 v NZ at Dubai 2018

   8          (+2)        Imad Wasim         Pak         651         19.62     780 v Win at Trinidad 2017

   9          ( - )         Billy Stanlake        Aus         640*       19.65     653 v Pak at Dubai 2018

  10         (+1)        Andrew Tye          Aus         634         21.75     658 v Pak at Harare 2018

  11         (+1)        Shakib Al Hasan   Ban         633         21.06     672 v Pak at Mirpur 2014

  12         (+1)        Mohammad Nabi  Afg         630         24.25     638 v Ban at Dehradun 2018

  13         (-7)         Mitchell Santner    NZ          626         21.37     731 v Pak at Wellington 2018

  14         ( - )         M. Naveed            UAE       622         17.96     632 v Afg at Dubai (GCA) 2016

  15         ( - )         Liam Plunkett        Eng         621         25.00     644 v Ind at Cardiff 2018

  16         (-9)         Samuel Badree     Win         616         21.07     855 v Pak at Mirpur 2014

  17         (-1)         Chris Jordan         Eng         611         28.00     628 v Ind at Nagpur 2017

  18         (+1)        M. Rahman           Ban         598         17.44     695 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2017

  19=       (+9)        B. Kumar               Ind          595         24.16     622 v SA at Cape Town 2018

               (+1)        David Willey          Eng         595         24.67     615 v Ind at Cardiff 2018

  21         (+5)        Jasprit Bumrah     Ind          589         19.65     764 v Eng at Bengaluru 2017

  22         ( - )         Adam Zampa        Aus         585*       18.84     599 v NZ at Sydney 2018

  23         (+14)      Kuldeep Yadav     Ind          584*       12.48     596 v Win at Lucknow 2018

  24         ( - )         Mark Watt             Sco         568         26.36     573 v Pak at Edinburgh 2018

  25         ( - )         Ahmed Raza         UAE       567         39.66     578 v PNG at Abu Dhabi 2017

  26         ( - )         George Dockrell   Ire           566         19.18     668 v Zim at Sylhet 2014

  27         (-9)         Trent Boult            NZ          564         21.18     622 v Aus at Sydney 2018

  28         (-7)         Hasan Ali              Pak         556         22.81     590 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2018

  29         (+4)        Carlos Brathwaite Win         555         30.25     582 v Ind at Kolkata 2018

  30         (-1)         Akila Dananjaya   SL           553*       30.35     564 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2018

 

ALL-ROUNDERS (top 10)

 

Rank      (+/-)        Player                   Team     Points    Highest Rating

   1          ( - )         Glenn Maxwell      Aus         345        396 v Eng at Melbourne 2018

   2          ( - )         Mohammad Nabi  Afg         313        323 v Ban at Dehradun 2018

   3          ( - )         Shakib Al Hasan   Ban         310        408 v Pak at Mirpur 2015

   4          ( - )         JP Duminy            SA          225        276 v Ban at Mirpur 2015

   5=        (+1)        Mahmudullah        Ban         213        215 v Afg at Dehradun 2018

               (+1)        Thisara Perera      SL           213        214 v Win at Lord's 2018

   7          (+1)        Paul Stirling           Ire           208        227 v UAE at Sylhet 2014

   8          (+1)        R. Berrington         Sco         202 /*    203 v Net at Amstelveen 2018

   9=        (-4)         Marlon Samuels   Win         197        321 v SL at Mirpur 2014

               (+1)        Sean Williams       Zim         197*/     224 v Afg at Nagpur 2016

 

*indicates provisional rating; a batsman qualifies for a full rating after he has scored 600 or more runs; a bowler qualifies for a full rating after he has bowled 400 deliveries.

!indicates career-highest rating