Kohli, Dhawan inch towards top 10, new highs for Zazai and Munsey

India batsmen Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan have moved towards the top 10 while Afghanistan’s Hazratullah Zazai and Scotland’s George Munsey have achieved new highs for their respective teams in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings.

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Kohli’s unbeaten 72 in the second T20I of the three-match series against South Africa that ended in a 1-1 draw, has seen him gain one spot and reach 11th in the batting list while Dhawan has moved up three places to 13th after scores of 40 and 36.

The latest rankings update takes into account the India-South Africa series, the Bangladesh tri-series also featuring Afghanistan and Zimbabwe, as well as the Ireland tri-series in which Scotland and the Netherlands were the other teams.

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Fifth-ranked Zazai’s current 727 points are the highest by an Afghanistan batsman in history while 21st-ranked Munsey became the first Scotland batsman to reach 600 points after scoring an unbeaten 127 off just 56 balls against the Netherlands before dropping to 585 at the end of the series.

The series in India also saw South Africa’s Quinton de Kock move up from 49th to 30th, his highest position in two years, after scores of 52 and 79 not out. Spinner Tabraiz Shamsi has reached the top 20 in the bowlers’ list for the first time while Andile Phehlukwayo has achieved a career-best ranking of seventh.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman is into the top 10 of the T20I bo

There were also some interesting facts in the Bangladesh tri-series. Captain Hamilton Masakadza retired from international cricket in 22nd place as Zimbabwe’s highest ranked batsman at the time and Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman has moved into the top 10 with seven wickets in the series.

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The Ireland series saw the Dutch pair of Ben Cooper and Max O’Dowd achieve their highest rankings at joint 41st among batsmen while Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien has achieved a career-high 459 rating points in batting. Andrew Balbirnie has also progressed from 95th to 53rd in the same list.

There is also some good news for players from Scotland, who are currently ranked 12th in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings, as seamers Alasdair Evans and Richie Berrington have achieved career-bests during the Malahide tournament.

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MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings (as of 25 September 2019 after the India-South Africa series, Bangladesh tri-series and Ireland tri-series)

Batsmen (top 10)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeS/RHighest rating
   1( – )Babar AzamPak896!54.21129896 v Eng at Cardiff 2019
2( – )G MaxwellAus815 !34.4158815 v India at Bengaluru 2019
3( – )Colin MunroNZ79631.91161830 v Pak at Dubai 2018
4( – )Aaron FinchAus78237.13156900 v Zim at Harare 2018
5( – )H ZazaiAfg727*!52.22173727 v Ban at Chittagong 2019
6( – )D’Arcy ShortAus715*32.88121756 v UAE at Abu Dhabi 2018
7(+1)Fakhar ZamanPak68125.79139842 v Aus at Harare 2018
8=(+2)Alex HalesEng66431.01137866 v India at Edgbaston 2014
(+1)Rohit SharmaIndia66432.14137718 v WI at Lucknow 2018
10(-3)Lokesh RahulIndia66242.8148854 v Eng at Old Trafford 2018


Other selected rankings

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeS/RHighest rating
11(+1)Virat KohliIndia65950135897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014
13(+3)S DhawanIndia63927.7130685 v NZ at Auckland 2019
21(+15)G MunseySco58530.12159600 v Net at Malahide 2019
27(+2)M NabiAfg55423.05147569 v Ban at Mirpur 2019
28(+6)R BerringtonSco542!28.67128542 v Ire at Malahide 2019
30(+19)Q de KockSA54030.84129631 v WI at Nagpur 2016
 32=(+5)S Al HasanBan53623.74124618 v Pak at Mirpur 2015
 41=(+5)Ben CooperNet48526.1125494 v Ire at Malahide 2019
(+16)Max O’DowdNet485*26.65128501 v Ire at Malahide 2019
47(+15)Kevin O’BrienIre459!19.21128459 v Sco at Malahide 2019


Bowlers (top 10)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeEcoHighest rating
1( – )Rashid KhanAfg75712.036.13816 v Ban at Dehradun 2018
2( – )Imad WasimPak71019.535.81780 v WI at Trinidad 2017
3( – )Shadab KhanPak70618.596.84769 v Sco at Edinburgh 2018
4( – )Adil RashidEng70224.867.33716 v WI at St Kitts 2019
5( – )M SantnerNZ67320.717.1731 v Pak at Wellington 2018
6( – )Adam ZampaAus672!19.436.04672 v India at Bengaluru 2019
7(+2)A PhehlukwayoSA66818.967.87669 v India at Mohali 2019
8(-1)S Al HasanBan66320.576.81672 v Pak at Mirpur 2014
9(+29)M Ur RahmanAfg652*!15.445.56652 v Ban at Chittagong 2019
10( – )Faheem AshrafPak64121.917.35659 v SA at Cape Town 2019


Other selected rankings

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeEcoHighest rating
20=(+1)Lasith MalingaSL59219.027.22684 v WI at Colombo (RPS) 2015
(+13)T ShamsiSA592*!35.667.5592 v India at Bengaluru 2019
 24=(+5)Alasdair EvansSco57717.967.13598 v Net at Malahide 2019
43(+8)Sean WilliamsZim48630.537.28506 v Afg at Nagpur 2016
50(+8)W SundarIndia476*22.336.23496 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2018
53(+10)R BerringtonSco46722.367.2477 v Net at Malahide 2019
54(-1)Rohan MustafaUAE45921.077.12468 v Net at The Hague 2019
55(+36)B HendricksSA447*!17.618.3447 v India at Bengaluru 2019
56(-2)MahmudullahBan43727.457.28495 v Pak at Mirpur 2014
 57=(+9)Kagiso RabadaSA43523.148.37595 v WI at Nagpur 2016


All-rounders (top five)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsHighest rating
1( – )Glenn MaxwellAus390395 v Eng at Melbourne 2018
2( – )S Al HasanBan355408 v Pak at Mirpur 2015
3( – )M NabiAfg339355 v Ban at Mirpur 2019
4(+2)R BerringtonSco253!253 v Ire at Malahide 2019
5(-1)MahmudullahBan234244 v Zim at Chittagong 2019

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