Shreyas Iyer jumps 27 places in T20 batsman rankings, heavy loss to Kohli

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Dubai: Indian batsman Shreyas Iyer has jumped 27 places in the ICC T20 International Rankings (ICT) on the back of his stellar performance against Sri Lanka. At the same time, got out of the top-10. India’s recent home series win against Sri Lanka has taken a toll on the players’ rankings. Iyer got the big advantage of his three unbeaten half-centuries, rising high in the batsmen’s list to reach 18th position. In this series held in February, India defeated Sri Lanka 3-0. In the series, 27-year-old Iyer () scored an unbeaten 204 runs in three matches at a strike rate of 174. Iyer’s fellow pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has moved up three places to 17th in the bowlers’ rankings. Sri Lanka’s Pathum Nisanka, who scored 75 runs in the second match of the series, took him six places. He moved up to the ninth position in the rankings, while former India captain Kohli slipped five places to 15th. He took rest in this series. KL Rahul, the only Indian batsman in the top-10, is at number 10. Captain Rohit Sharma has dropped two places to 13th. Mohammad Wasim of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was also among the players who moved up the rankings in T20 International cricket. An unbeaten century against Ireland in the final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier A helped him reach 12th position. This is the best ranking by any UAE batsman, prior to him Shaiman Anwar having finished 13th in 2017. Sri Lanka’s Lahiru Kumara entered the top 40 bowlers for the first time. UAE bowler Zahru Khan jumped 17 places to joint 42nd and Ireland’s Josh Little jumped 27 places to joint 49th. Rohan Mustafa moved up to the sixth position in the all-rounder rankings and is just one place below his best of fifth ranking in February 2020. South Africa’s fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has made the biggest jump in the Test rankings. He climbed three places to the third position after a good performance against New Zealand. New Zealand’s Kyle Jamieson slipped to fifth and Tim Southee to sixth. Australia’s captain Pat Cummins is at number one and India’s Ravichandran Ashwin is at number two in the Test bowling rankings. In the ODI rankings, veteran Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan has regained his spot in the top 10 bowlers’ list after the recent three-match series against Bangladesh. He is ranked ninth, up six places, while Bangladesh’s Mehdi Hasan Miraj slipped to seventh. Bangladesh’s Liton Das was the series’ top run-scorer, holding his career-best 32nd ranking.

[Attribution to NBT]

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