Following impressive performances in the recent T20I series against Sri Lanka, Quinton De Kock has gained four places to his reach his career-best eighth position in the recent ICC T20I cricket ranking for batsmen. He finished the series as the highest run-scorer, amassing 153 runs in three matches. He scored an unbeaten 59 off 46 balls in the final match to help his team whitewash Sri Lanka 3-0.
Interestingly, Virat Kohli is sitting at the fourth position in the rankings, while KL Rahul holds number six. South Africa batsman, Aiden Markram has also made substantial gains as he has jumped to 12th place in the ICC T20 rankings. As for bowlers, B Fortuin and Anrich Nortje have made significant improvement, reaching 43 and 71st positions, respectively.
Kusal Perera made his comeback in the recently concluded T20 series against South Africa. He played some impressive knocks and as a result, jumped up 10 places to 38th position in the rankings. Several Bangladeshi players have made gains following the completion of the T20 series against New Zealand. Mustafizur has jumped two placed to number eight in the rankings. He finished with 8 wickets in the series. Besides, Nasum Ahmed jumped 25 places to 15th, while Mehedi Hasan jumped four places to 20th position.
In the bowlers’ rankings, the top wicket-taker of the series against Sri Lanka, South Africa’s Bjorn Fortuin, leapfrogged 103 places to break into the top 50. Furthermore, in the cricket ranking, New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel made it into the top 60. He rose up 93 spots in the bowler’s rankings.
Shakib Al-Hasan impressive performances have helped him surpass Mohammad Nabi to take the top spot in the rankings for all-rounders. For New Zealand, Tom Latham made gains as he jumped 22 places to take 44th position among batsmen. Finn Allen advanced 23 places to take 66th position in the rankings.
As far as ODI player rankings are concerned, William Porterfield of Ireland has advanced seven places to 66th position in the rankings, while Craig Ervine moved five placed to take 72nd position. USA’s Jaskaran Malhotra’s six 6s helped him moved up a whopping 169 spots to get to the No. 132 position in the batting charts. On the other hand, in the bowling ranking, Ireland’s Andrew Balbirnie and Simi Singh reached career-best rankings after the ODI series against Zimbabwe, rising to 27th and 38th, respectively.