Yadav and Hafeez gain big after stellar performances


Players from India and Pakistan have gained big points after their repsective series sweeps against the Windies and New Zealand.

• Pakistan lead second-ranked India by 11 points in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings; New Zealand and the Windies drop points following 3-0 losses

Kuldeep Yadav of India and Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez have been rewarded with big jumps in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings after they played key roles in their sides’ convincing victories over their respective rivals in the recently-concluded T20I series.

Yadav picked up five wickets in two matches at an economy-rate of 5.6 in his side’s 3-0 win over the Windies. This has helped him vault 14 places to a career-high 23rd position in the bowling table.

Hafeez scored 45, 34* and 53* in the three games against New Zealand

Hafeez was in sparking form with the bat against New Zealand and his series aggregate of 132 runs at a strike-rate of 145 has lifted him 16 places to 53rd spot in the batting chart.

Pakistan and India’s identical 3-0 series wins mean they have gained points in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings, while New Zealand and the Windies have moved in opposite directions.

Dhawan and Pant help India overcome improved Windies showing

Number-one ranked Pakistan have collected two points and number-two ranked India have pocketed three points, moving to 138 and 127 points respectively, while fifth-ranked New Zealand and seventh-ranked West Indies have ended up on 112 and 102 points respectively after dropping four points apiece.

Other batsmen to make notable improvements in the latest update include Rohit Sharma in seventh (up by three places), Kane Williamson in 12th (up by three places), Shikhar Dhawan in 16th (up by five places) and Ross Taylor in 59th (up by five places).


The batting table is headed by Pakistan’s Babar Azam, who has gained 14 points following his series total of 126 runs, which has opened up the gap with Australia’s second-ranked Aaron Finch to 19 points.

A number of bowlers have made notable upward movements. These include Faheem Ashraf in seventh (up by nine places), Imad Wasim in eighth (up by two places), Bhuvneshwar Kumar in 19th (up by nine places), Jasprit Bumrah in 21st (up by five places), Carlos Brathwaite in 29th (up by four places), Tim Southee in 36th (up by five places), Adam Milne in 40th (up by five places) and Hafeez in 59th (up by 20 places).

Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan remains the number-one ranked bowler. He leads Pakistan’s Shadab Khan by 41 points, with England’s Adil Rashid in third position.

There is no change in the top-four of the all-rounders’ list with Australia’s Glenn Maxwell leading the field. Mohammad Nabi is second, followed by Shakib Al Hasan and JP Duminy.

Meanwhile, Australia will be involved in all four remaining T20Is later this month. They will play South Africa in a one-off match in Carrara on 17 November, before taking on India in a three-match series on 21, 23 and 25 November.

Australia will feature in all the remaining T20Is this month

If Australia win all four matches, then they will rise to second position on 126 points. However, if they lose all four matches, then they will end up in sixth position on 112 points.

Dramatic collapse helps Pakistan secure T20I clean sweep against New Zealand

Similarly, South Africa will gain three points if they win on 17 November, while India will move to 129 points if they win all three matches against Australia.

The T20I predictor function is available here, while the player rankings will now be updated at the conclusion of Australia versus India T20I series.

Upcoming fixtures:

  • 17 November – Australia v South Africa, Carrara, Gold Coast
  • 21 November – Australia v India, Adelaide
  • 23 November – Australia v India, Melbourne
  • 25 November – Australia v India, Sydney

MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings (as on 12 November, following India v Windies and Pakistan v New Zealand series)

1Pakistan138 (+2)
2India127 (+3)
5New Zealand112 (-4)
6South Africa111
7West Indies102 (-4)
9Sri Lanka87
15Hong Kong42

BATSMEN (top 30)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPointsAvgeHighest Rating
1( – )Babar AzamPak85854.26881 v Win at Karachi 2018
2( – )Aaron FinchAus83941.05900 v Zim at Harare 2018
3(+1)Colin MunroNZ81533.6830 v Pak at Dubai 2018
4(-1)Lokesh RahulInd78047.18854 v Eng at Old Trafford 2018
5( – )Fakhar ZamanPak74928.24842 v Aus at Harare 2018
6(+1)Glenn MaxwellAus74231.51801 v NZ at Auckland 2018
7(+3)Rohit SharmaInd70733.43718 v Win at Lucknow 2018
8(-2)Martin GuptillNZ70334.4793 v SA at Hamilton 2012
9(-1)Alex HalesEng69732.1866 v Ind at Edgbaston 2014
10(-1)Jason RoyEng688!23.21688 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2018
11( – )D’Arcy ShortAus677*38.41756 v UAE at Abu Dhabi 2018
12(+3)Kane WilliamsonNZ66431.64760 v Ban at Napier 2017
13(+1)M. ShahzadAfg64731.22706 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017
14=(-2)Evin LewisWin632*33.06780 v Eng at Durham 2017
     (-2)Virat KohliInd63248.88897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014
16(+5)Shikhar DhawanInd63127.87636 v Ire at Malahide 2018
17(-1)Shaiman AnwarUAE63031.52636 v PNG at Abu Dhabi 2017
18(-1)Jos ButtlerEng61026.8614 v Ind at Bristol 2018
19(-1)Hashim AmlaSA60333.6683 v Ban at Potchefstroom 2017
20(-1)H. MasakadzaZim59927.07699 v Ban at Khulna 2016
21(-1)Eoin MorganEng59028.42872 v Ind at Old Trafford 2011
22( – )Faf du PlessisSA58435.34843 v Ban at Mirpur 2015
23( – )Joe RootEng58335.77750 v Win at Kolkata 2016
24( – )Kusal PereraSL58229.22751 v SA at Chittagong 2014
25(+1)JP DuminySA55437.91713 v NZ at Chittagong 2014
26(+1)David MillerSA55229.28563 v Ban at Potchefstroom 2017
27(+1)Sabbir RahmanBan55125.88650 v NZ at Bay Oval 2017
28=(+1)Shoaib MalikPak54230.84577 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2009
     (+2)Kyle CoetzerSco542!25.24542 v Net at Amstelveen 2018
30(+1)Paul StirlingIre53225.12557 v Sco at Deventer 2018

BOWLERS (top 30)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPointsAvgeHighest Rating
1( – )Rashid KhanAfg79312.4816 v Ban at Dehradun 2018
2( – )Shadab KhanPak75217.16769 v Sco at Edinburgh 2018
3(+2)Adil RashidEng676!26.38676 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2018
4( – )Y. ChahalInd66918.75706 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2018
5(-2)Ish SodhiNZ66821.1739 v Pak at Wellington 2018
6(+2)Imran TahirSA65314.95795 v NZ at Auckland 2017
7(+9)Faheem AshrafPak652*!19.47652 v NZ at Dubai 2018
8(+2)Imad WasimPak65119.62780 v Win at Trinidad 2017
9( – )Billy StanlakeAus640*19.65653 v Pak at Dubai 2018
10(+1)Andrew TyeAus63421.75658 v Pak at Harare 2018
11(+1)Shakib Al HasanBan63321.06672 v Pak at Mirpur 2014
12(+1)Mohammad NabiAfg63024.25638 v Ban at Dehradun 2018
13(-7)Mitchell SantnerNZ62621.37731 v Pak at Wellington 2018
14( – )M. NaveedUAE62217.96632 v Afg at Dubai (GCA) 2016
15( – )Liam PlunkettEng62125644 v Ind at Cardiff 2018
16(-9)Samuel BadreeWin61621.07855 v Pak at Mirpur 2014
17(-1)Chris JordanEng61128628 v Ind at Nagpur 2017
18(+1)M. RahmanBan59817.44695 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2017
19=(+9)B. KumarInd59524.16622 v SA at Cape Town 2018
     (+1)David WilleyEng59524.67615 v Ind at Cardiff 2018
21(+5)Jasprit BumrahInd58919.65764 v Eng at Bengaluru 2017
22( – )Adam ZampaAus585*18.84599 v NZ at Sydney 2018
23(+14)Kuldeep YadavInd584*12.48596 v Win at Lucknow 2018
24( – )Mark WattSco56826.36573 v Pak at Edinburgh 2018
25( – )Ahmed RazaUAE56739.66578 v PNG at Abu Dhabi 2017
26( – )George DockrellIre56619.18668 v Zim at Sylhet 2014
27(-9)Trent BoultNZ56421.18622 v Aus at Sydney 2018
28(-7)Hasan AliPak55622.81590 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2018
29(+4)Carlos BrathwaiteWin55530.25582 v Ind at Kolkata 2018
30(-1)Akila DananjayaSL553*30.35564 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2018


Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPointsHighest Rating
1( – )Glenn MaxwellAus345396 v Eng at Melbourne 2018
2( – )Mohammad NabiAfg313323 v Ban at Dehradun 2018
3( – )Shakib Al HasanBan310408 v Pak at Mirpur 2015
4( – )JP DuminySA225276 v Ban at Mirpur 2015
5=(+1)MahmudullahBan213215 v Afg at Dehradun 2018
     (+1)Thisara PereraSL213214 v Win at Lord’s 2018
7(+1)Paul StirlingIre208227 v UAE at Sylhet 2014
8(+1)R. BerringtonSco202 /*203 v Net at Amstelveen 2018
9=(-4)Marlon SamuelsWin197321 v SL at Mirpur 2014
     (+1)Sean WilliamsZim197*/224 v Afg at Nagpur 2016


*indicates provisional rating; a batsman qualifies for a full rating after he has scored 600 or more runs; a bowler qualifies for a full rating after he has bowled 400 deliveries.
!indicates career-highest rating