Kuldeep Yadav Takes A Huge Leap In ICC T20I Rankings
By CricShots - Nov 26, 2018 6:52 pm
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India’s chinaman sensation, Kuldeep Yadav made the most significant gains and entered the top five for the first time in the latest ICC men’s T20 International player rankings. He took four wickets in the three-match T20I series against Australia and took a leap of 20 places to reach the No.3 position. Apart from him, the Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan moved up five places to No.11 

Rohit Sharma and Kuldeep Yadav

Adam Zampa, the Australia leg-spinner, took a jump of 17 positions to reach No.5 after picking three wickets against India across two innings, including a match-winning spell of 2/22 in the first match. However, the pacers, Billy Stanlake and Andrew Tye slipping five places to No.14 and eight places to No.18 respectively.

Krunal Pandya, who claimed a stunning 4/36 in India’s series leveling-win in the third match, witnessed a growth of 66 places to reach No.98, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah held their places at No.19 and No.21 respectively. In the batting department, the results were mixed. Indian deputy skipper, Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul slipped two spots to No.6 and No.9 respectively, while Virat Kohli kept his spot at No.14 after scores of 4 and 61* the latter was a match-winning effort.

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For Australia, skipper Aaron Finch, who failed to be his destructive self in all four games including the one-off T20I against South Africa, slipped one spot to the third position, but Glenn Maxwell rose to the fifth place from No.6 after scores of 38, 46, 19 and 13.

If Australia win all four Tests against India, and South Africa beat Pakistan 3-0, then South Africa will be the new No.1-ranked side, ahead of Australia by a fraction of a point.

Virat Kohli maintained his position

In this scenario, England and India will be equal to 108 points with England ranked above India when the points are calculated beyond the decimal point.

However, if India beat Australia by 4-0, then India will move to 120 points while retaining the No.1 position, followed by England (108), New Zealand (105, if they draw Pakistan 1-1 and beat Sri Lanka 2-0), Pakistan (103), South Africa (100) and Australia (97).