Yadav and Zampa break into top-five among T20I bowlers


Babar Azam, Rashid Khan and Glenn Maxwell hold on to their places at the top of the charts for batsmen, bowlers, and all-rounders.

Kuldeep Yadav of India and Australia’s Adam Zampa have vaulted into the top-five of the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Player Rankings for T20I Bowlers for the first time in their careers in the latest updates which were released on Monday. The latest player rankings include player performances in the one-off T20I between Australia and South Africa, and the T20I series between Australia and India.

Yadav has jumped 20 places to claim the third position, while Zampa has leaped 17 places to occupy the fifth spot. The two wrist-spinners have edged out fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah of India and Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rahman out of the top-20 to increase the number of slow bowlers to 13 in the top-20 list.

Bowlers inside the top-20 to lose ground include Imran Tahir in ninth (down by three places), Yuzvendra Chahal in 11th (down by seven places), Billy Stanlake in 14th (down by five places) and Andrew Tye in 18th (down by eight places).

Outside the top-20, South Africa’s duo of Chris Morris and Andile Phehlukwayo have improved their rankings. Morris is now ranked 27th (up by six places) and Phehlukwayo is ranked 38th (up by four places).

In the batting table, India opener Shikhar Dhawan is the biggest mover, rising five places to a career-high 11th position. The left-hander scored 76 and 41, while the second match in Melbourne was washed-out.

Babar Azam of Pakistan is the number-one ranked batsman, while Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan is the top-ranked bowler. Glenn Maxwell of Australia is the leading all-rounder.

MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings (as on 26 November, after one-off T20I between Australia and South Africa, and T20I series between Australia and India)

2India126 (-1)
4Australia117 (-1)
5South Africa114 (+3)
6New Zealand112
7West Indies102
9Sri Lanka87
14The Netherlands50
15Hong Kong42

* Nepal have 26 rating points but need to play one more match before being ranked

(Developed by David Kendix)

MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings (as on 26 November, after one-off T20I between Australia and South Africa, and T20I series between Australia and India)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPointsAvgeHighest Rating
1( – )Babar AzamPak85854.26881 v Win at Karachi 2018
2(+1)Colin MunroNZ81533.6830 v Pak at Dubai 2018
3(-1)Aaron FinchAus80638.67900 v Zim at Harare 2018
4(+1)Fakhar ZamanPak74928.24842 v Aus at Harare 2018
5(+1)Glenn MaxwellAus74531.27801 v NZ at Auckland 2018
6(-2)Lokesh RahulInd71943.44854 v Eng at Old Trafford 2018
7(+1)Martin GuptillNZ70334.4793 v SA at Hamilton 2012
8(+1)Alex HalesEng69732.1866 v Ind at Edgbaston 2014
9(-2)Rohit SharmaInd68932.89718 v Win at Lucknow 2018
10( – )Jason RoyEng688!23.21688 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2018
11(+5)Shikhar DhawanInd681!29.33681 v Aus at Sydney 2018
12( – )Kane WilliamsonNZ66431.64760 v Ban at Napier 2017
13( – )M. ShahzadAfg64731.22706 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017
14( – )Virat KohliInd63649.25897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014
15(-1)Evin LewisWin632*33.06780 v Eng at Durham 2017
16(-5)D’Arcy ShortAus631*32.18756 v UAE at Abu Dhabi 2018
17( – )Shaiman AnwarUAE63031.52636 v PNG at Abu Dhabi 2017
18( – )Jos ButtlerEng61026.8614 v Ind at Bristol 2018
19(+1)H. MasakadzaZim59927.07699 v Ban at Khulna 2016
20(-1)Hashim AmlaSA59033.6683 v Ban at Potchefstroom 2017

BOWLERS (top 20)

1( – )Rashid KhanAfg79312.4816 v Ban at Dehradun 2018
2( – )Shadab KhanPak75217.16769 v Sco at Edinburgh 2018
3(+20)Kuldeep YadavInd714*!12.96714 v Aus at Sydney 2018
4(-1)Adil RashidEng676!26.38676 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2018
5(+17)Adam ZampaAus670!18.27670 v Ind at Sydney 2018
6(-1)Ish SodhiNZ66821.1739 v Pak at Wellington 2018
7( – )Faheem AshrafPak652*!19.47652 v NZ at Dubai 2018
8( – )Imad WasimPak65119.62780 v Win at Trinidad 2017
9(-3)Imran TahirSA64014.95795 v NZ at Auckland 2017
10(+1)Shakib Al HasanBan63321.06672 v Pak at Mirpur 2014
11=(+1)Mohammad NabiAfg63024.25638 v Ban at Dehradun 2018
     (-7)Y. ChahalInd63018.75706 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2018
13( – )Mitchell SantnerNZ62621.37731 v Pak at Wellington 2018
14(-5)Billy StanlakeAus625*20.08653 v Pak at Dubai 2018
15(-1)M. NaveedUAE62217.96632 v Afg at Dubai (GCA) 2016
16(-1)Liam PlunkettEng62125644 v Ind at Cardiff 2018
17(-1)Samuel BadreeWin61621.07855 v Pak at Mirpur 2014
18(-8)Andrew TyeAus61522.02658 v Pak at Harare 2018
19=( – )B. KumarInd61124.75622 v SA at Cape Town 2018
     (-2)Chris JordanEng61128628 v Ind at Nagpur 2017


ALL-ROUNDERS (top five)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPointsHighest Rating
1( – )Glenn MaxwellAus362396 v Eng at Melbourne 2018
2( – )Mohammad NabiAfg313323 v Ban at Dehradun 2018
3( – )Shakib Al HasanBan310408 v Pak at Mirpur 2015
4( – )JP DuminySA216276 v Ban at Mirpur 2015
5=( – )MahmudullahBan213215 v Afg at Dehradun 2018
( – )Thisara PereraSL213214 v Win at Lord’s 2018