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Yuzvendra Chahal Reaches Career Best ICC Ranking In T20Is
By CricShots - Mar 19, 2018 1:56 pm
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India’s wrist-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has leapfrogged 12 places to claim the second sport for the first time ever in his career in the latest ICC T20I Player Rankings after a breathtaking performance in the tri-series in Colombo, which concluded on Sunday.

Team India lifted the Nidahas Trophy 2018

Chahal, along with Washington Sundar, claimed as many as eight wickets each in the series and played leading roles in helping the men in blue to lift the trophy. Sundar, for his contribution in the series, has rocketed 151 positions to claim a career-high 31st position. Bangladeshi fast bowler, Rubel Hossain has taken a leap of 40 places to claim 42nd position and India’s left-arm fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat is now in 52nd place after rising 26 positions after both the bowlers claimed seven wickets each, but Mustafizur Rahman has slipped one place to eighth.

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In the batting terms, Sri Lanka’s Kusal Perera was the leading run-getter with a tally of 204 runs for which he has been able to take a jump of 20 positions and has gone up to 20th position. Mushfiqur Rahim of Bangladesh has gained 14 places and is now in 47th spot after a series aggregate of 199 runs, while India’s Shikhar Dhawan has achieved a career-best ranking of 17th after his 198 runs helped him to rise 11 places.

Kusal Perera (Source: AFP)

The only change in the top 10 of the all-rounders is Shakib Al Hasan, who has slipped one place to third, while Thisara Perera has taken a leap of a place to join Mahmudullah in the sixth position. The batting table is headed by Colin Munro of New Zealand, Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan is the top-ranked bowler, while Glenn Maxwell is the number-one ranked all-rounder.

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In the team rankings, Pakistan leads Australia by a fraction of a point, while India is ranked third. Sri Lanka is sitting in the eighth position while Bangladesh is 10th.

Latest ICC T20I team rankings (source: ICC)