The ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings have shifted dramatically as a result of India’s recent clean sweep of Sri Lanka, with aggressive top-order batsman Shreyas Iyer climbing 27 places in the latest cricket rankings.
Iyer amassed an astounding 204 runs at a strike rate of 174 during India’s 3-0 thrashing of Sri Lanka last month, including three unbroken half-centuries.
His efforts helped him climb 27 ranks to 18th place in the current batter rankings, while teammate Bhuvneshwar Kumar rose three spaces to 17th place in the bowling rankings.
The news was not good for skipper Rohit Sharma, who fell two places to 13th in the rankings despite scoring 50 runs off three knocks against Sri Lanka.
Pathum Nissanka of Sri Lanka was rewarded with a six-place jump to ninth in the rankings after scoring an amazing 75 in the second game of the series, while former India captain Virat Kohli, who was rested for the series, tumbled out of the top 10 after slipping five places to 15th.
Kagiso Rabada, the South African fast, jumped three places to third in the Test rankings after his outstanding performance against New Zealand.
Rabada took 10 wickets in the two-match series, including a brilliant 5/60 in the first innings of the second Test, which helped the Proteas to a crucial 198-run victory.
Kyle Jamieson (down two positions to fifth) and Tim Southee (down one spot to sixth) also lose ground in the bowling rankings, with Australia’s Pat Cummins and India’s Ravi Ashwin continuing to lead the way.
Marnus Labuschagne is still the best Test batsman, but Devon Conway of New Zealand has jumped six places to 17th after his 92 in the second innings of the second Test against South Africa.
The ODI rankings didn’t change much, with experienced spinner Rashid Khan reclaiming his status in the top ten for bowlers after five wickets in the recent three-game series against Bangladesh.
Following the series, Rashid moved up six ranks to ninth, while teammate Mehidy Hasan Miraz slipped two spots to seventh. Trent Boult of New Zealand remains the top-ranked ODI bowler, while Babar Azam of Pakistan leads the batsmen.