India’s flamboyant all-rounder Hardik Pandya has jumped eight places to a best-ever fifth position on the latest ICC T20I all-rounder rankings after his excellent outing against Pakistan in the Asia Cup in Dubai. Hardik claimed 3/25 and made 33 not out from just 17 balls, showing how vital his impact will be in India’s T20 World Cup campaign later in the year in Australia. Elsewhere, Afghanistan’s blistering start to the Asia Cup tournament has not gone unnoticed, with a number of players rewarded in the updated rankings.
Rashid’s compatriot Mujeeb Ur Rahman meanwhile has entered the top 10 with a seven-spot move up the rankings (660), currently edged out for eighth by Bhuvneshwar Kumar (661), whose 4/26 against Pakistan helped India for victory.
There were no new entrants in the T20I batting top ten, though there was a push from Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan, moving up to second (796) to join Babar Azam (810) in the top two.
There were several shuffles across the other two formats, with Ben Stokes‘ role in England’s victory over South Africa leading to moves up in all three Test ranking lists.
Making a hundred and taking 2/17 and 2/30, Stokes moved up nine spots on the batting rankings to 18th (668), five spots to 38th on the bowling rankings (540), and up to second on the all-rounder list (360). Ravindra Jadeja (384) holds on to the top spot.
There were no moves of note in the top ten of the ODI rankings, though the first match between Australia and Zimbabwe saw shuffles lower down.
After a strong showing in Australia’s victory, young all-rounder moved 82 places on the bowling rankings, and 56 places in the all-rounder list.
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