Dubai, August 9: After a successful T20I series against the West Indies, India players expectedly gained big in the ICC Rankings for T20 Players, which was released on Wednesday (August 9).
Shreyas Iyer is up six places to 19th after scoring a 40-ball 64 while opening the innings in the last match of the series against the West Indies that India won 4-1.
India spinners Ravi Bishnoi and Kuldeep Yadav have also gained big. Bishnoi has galloped 50 places to take 44th position with six wickets in two matches while Yadav has leapt 58 places to 87th with a three-wicket haul in the last match.
From other countries, South Africa’s Reeza Hendricks is the main gainer, moving up to 13th position with knocks of 74 and 42 in a 2-0 series win over Ireland.
Ireland’s Paul Stirling (up one place to 23rd) and New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell (up 23 places to 38th) have also made notable progress.
South Africa spinner Keshav Maharaj is up 10 places to 18th among bowlers, while fast bowlers Lungi Ngidi (23rd) of South Africa and Lockie Ferguson of New Zealand (31st) are others to move up.
Zimbabwe all-rounder Sikandar Raza has risen in all three lists of the ICC Rankings for ODI players after a stellar show that has helped his team take a winning 2-0 lead in the ongoing three-match series against Bangladesh.
Raza has moved up 10 slots to 29th position among batters and is now 79th among bowlers, a result of two unbeaten centuries and four wickets in the two matches.
His performances also see him move up seven places to a career-best fourth position among all-rounders.
Bangladesh’s Liton Das is one place above Raza in the batters’ list after gaining one slot while Taijul Islam has progressed nine slots to 71st among bowlers.