MRF ICC T20I Rankings Update: Stand-in India captain Rohit Sharma has jumped three positions to reach No. 7.
After India whitewashed Windies 3-0 yesterday, Indian players have been immediately rewarded in the form of promotions in the MRF ICC Rankings for both the batsmen and bowlers. Stand-in India captain Rohit Sharma, who became the first batsman ever to score four T20I centuries, jumped three positions to become the No. 7 ranked batsmen.
Despite Sharma’s heroic performance, he isn’t India highest-ranked batsmen. That privilege goes to Lokesh Rahul, who scored a mediocre 59 runs in three matches. Even after slipping down by one position, Rahul sits at No. 4 as the top-ranked Indian T20I batsman.
Shikhar Dhawan, who scored a career-best 92 yesterday to seal a 182-run chase for India, jumped five spots to reach No. 16. Whereas, Rishabh Pant, who scored his maiden T20I half-century yesterday, reached No. 100.
Among the Indian bowlers, the trio of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav all received individual progress. While Kumar climbed nine places to No.19, Bumrah stepped up by five positions to No.21 and Yadav rose 14 places to No.23, his career-best.
Yuzvendra Chahal, who played only the third T20I at Chennai, remained India’s top-ranked bowler as he has retained his No. 4 position.
Virat Kohli, who was given rest for the series against Windies and will be back leading the side during the tour of Australia, retained his No. 15 rank. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was dropped for the series against Windies and Australia, has dropped down to No. 57.
In the recently concluded T20I series between Pakistan and New Zealand, Babar Azam finished as the second-highest run-scorer. Having scored 126 runs in three matches at an average of 42 and a strike rate of 116.60, Azam has retained his No. 1 rank in the batsmen’s list.
Highest run-scorer of the series Mohammad Hafeez rose 16 positions to No. 53. The Kiwi trio of Kane Williamson (No. 3), Colin Munro (No. 12) and Ross Taylor (No. 59) also went through individual progress.
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on the ICC rankings below:
— The Field (@thefield_in) November 12, 2018
Rohit, Kuldeep move up the ICC T20I rankings.
— cricketnext (@cricketnext) November 12, 2018
— HT Sports (@HTSportsNews) November 12, 2018
34th-ranked Hamilton Masakadza becomes the longest-serving Test cricketer as England and Zimbabwe players make impressive gains in the latest @MRFWorldwide ICC Test Player Rankingshttps://t.co/tYd2j3B1PV pic.twitter.com/kQFvfEe9vd
— ICC Media (@ICCMediaComms) November 10, 2018