“T20I Rankings Soar as England and West Indies Stars Shine Bright”

Phil Salt’s exceptional form has propelled him to the second position on the MRF Tyres T20I batting rankings, achieving a career-high rating of 802. Following standout performances in the high-scoring West Indies vs. England T20I series in the Caribbean, Salt’s scores of 119 and 38 in Trinidad catapulted him 18 places, placing him 15 rating points ahead of Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan in third (787). Despite Salt’s surge, Suryakumar Yadav maintains a substantial lead in the top spot with a rating of 887.

Liam Livingstone, another English batter, also witnessed a rise in the batting rankings, climbing 27 places to 38th after contributing scores of 54* and 28 in the same matches. Livingstone’s performances also elevated him in the all-rounder category, securing the eighth spot (175). This move caused compatriots Moeen Ali and Shadab Khan of Pakistan to share the ninth spot (173).

In the five-match T20I series, West Indies emerged victorious 3-2, clinching the final match primarily through their bowling prowess, limiting England to 132 before successfully chasing the target in the final over with six wickets down. Left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein’s 2/20 in the decisive match elevated him to the fourth position (683) in the bowling rankings, surpassing Sri Lankan bowlers Wanindu Hasaranga and Maheesh Theekshana. Gudakesh Motie’s impressive performance of 3/24 (4) resulted in a significant leap of 75 spots. On the England side, Reece Topley entered the top 10 bowlers with a 13-spot jump, credited to his five-wicket haul across the two matches.

Shuffling in the rankings occurred during the ODI series between New Zealand and Bangladesh, as well as India’s tour to South Africa. Shoriful Islam’s noteworthy bowling performance propelled him 24 spots to 35th, while young Indian left-armer Arshdeep Singh climbed 41 spots, though still outside the top 100. On the batting side, Najmul Hossain Shanto moved up nine spots to equal-49th, and South Africa’s Tony de Zorzi jumped 39 spots to enter the top 100. Soumya Sarkar’s remarkable innings of 169 (151) against New Zealand led to a climb of 52 spots, and Sanju Samson also rose by 54 spots to a rating of 405. Sarkar’s innings broke Sachin Tendulkar’s 13-year record for the highest ODI score by a sub-continent player in New Zealand.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button