Babar Azam leads batting table in ICC Ranking

12 Nov, 2018 4:42 pm

DUBAI (Web Desk) – Players from Pakistan and India have gained big points after their respective series sweeps against New Zealand and the Windies.

The batting table is headed by Pakistan’s Babar Azam, who has gained 14 points following his series total of 126 runs, which has opened up the gap with Australia’s second-ranked Aaron Finch to 19 points.

Hafeez was in sparking form with the bat against New Zealand and his series aggregate of 132 runs at a strike-rate of 145 has lifted him 16 places to 53rd spot in the batting chart.

Other batsmen to make notable improvements in the latest update include Rohit Sharma in seventh (up by three places), Kane Williamson in 12th (up by three places), Shikhar Dhawan in 16th (up by five places) and Ross Taylor in 59th (up by five places).

Pakistan and India’s identical 3-0 series wins mean they have gained points in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings, while New Zealand and the Windies have moved in opposite directions.

Number-one ranked Pakistan have collected two points and number-two ranked India have pocketed three points, moving to 138 and 127 points respectively, while fifth-ranked New Zealand and seventh-ranked West Indies have ended up on 112 and 102 points respectively after dropping four points apiece.

Kuldeep Yadav of India and Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez have been rewarded with big jumps in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings after they played key roles in their sides’ convincing victories over their respective rivals in the recently-concluded T20I series.

Yadav picked up five wickets in two matches at an economy-rate of 5.6 in his side’s 3-0 win over the Windies. This has helped him vault 14 places to a career-high 23rd position in the bowling table.

A number of bowlers have made notable upward movements. These include Faheem Ashraf in seventh (up by nine places), Imad Wasim in eighth (up by two places), Bhuvneshwar Kumar in 19th (up by nine places), Jasprit Bumrah in 21st (up by five places), Carlos Brathwaite in 29th (up by four places), Tim Southee in 36th (up by five places), Adam Milne in 40th (up by five places) and Hafeez in 59th (up by 20 places).

Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan remains the number-one ranked bowler. He leads Pakistan’s Shadab Khan by 41 points, with England’s Adil Rashid in third position.

There is no change in the top-four of the all-rounders’ list with Australia’s Glenn Maxwell leading the field. Mohammad Nabi is second, followed by Shakib Al Hasan and JP Duminy.

Meanwhile, Australia will be involved in all four remaining T20Is later this month. They will play South Africa in a one-off match in Carrara on 17 November, before taking on India in a three-match series on 21, 23 and 25 November.

If Australia win all four matches, then they will rise to second position on 126 points. However, if they lose all four matches, then they will end up in sixth position on 112 points.

Similarly, South Africa will gain three points if they win on 17 November, while India will move to 129 points if they win all three matches against Australia.


The T20I predictor function is available here, while the player rankings will now be updated at the conclusion of Australia versus India T20I series.

MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings (as on 12 November, following India v Windies and Pakistan v New Zealand series)

Rank Team Points
1 Pakistan 138 (+2)
2 India 127 (+3)
3 Australia 118
4 England 118
5 New Zealand 112 (-4)
6 South Africa 111
7 West Indies 102 (-4)
8 Afghanistan 92
9 Sri Lanka 87
10 Bangladesh 77
11 Scotland 62
12 Zimbabwe 55
13 UAE 50
14 Netherlands 50
15 Hong Kong 42
16 Oman 39
17 Ireland 34

 

*Nepal have 26 rating points but need to play one more match before being ranked

(Developed by David Kendix)

MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings (as on 12 November, following India v Windies and Pakistan v New Zealand series)

BATSMEN (top 30)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Avge Highest Rating
1 ( – ) Babar Azam Pak 858 54.26 881 v Win at Karachi 2018
2 ( – ) Aaron Finch Aus 839 41.05 900 v Zim at Harare 2018
3 (+1) Colin Munro NZ 815 33.6 830 v Pak at Dubai 2018
4 (-1) Lokesh Rahul Ind 780 47.18 854 v Eng at Old Trafford 2018
5 ( – ) Fakhar Zaman Pak 749 28.24 842 v Aus at Harare 2018
6 (+1) Glenn Maxwell Aus 742 31.51 801 v NZ at Auckland 2018
7 (+3) Rohit Sharma Ind 707 33.43 718 v Win at Lucknow 2018
8 (-2) Martin Guptill NZ 703 34.4 793 v SA at Hamilton 2012
9 (-1) Alex Hales Eng 697 32.1 866 v Ind at Edgbaston 2014
10 (-1) Jason Roy Eng 688! 23.21 688 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2018
11 ( – ) D’Arcy Short Aus 677* 38.41 756 v UAE at Abu Dhabi 2018
12 (+3) Kane Williamson NZ 664 31.64 760 v Ban at Napier 2017
13 (+1) M. Shahzad Afg 647 31.22 706 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017
14= (-2) Evin Lewis Win 632* 33.06 780 v Eng at Durham 2017
      (-2) Virat Kohli Ind 632 48.88 897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014
16 (+5) Shikhar Dhawan Ind 631 27.87 636 v Ire at Malahide 2018
17 (-1) Shaiman Anwar UAE 630 31.52 636 v PNG at Abu Dhabi 2017
18 (-1) Jos Buttler Eng 610 26.8 614 v Ind at Bristol 2018
19 (-1) Hashim Amla SA 603 33.6 683 v Ban at Potchefstroom 2017
20 (-1) H. Masakadza Zim 599 27.07 699 v Ban at Khulna 2016
21 (-1) Eoin Morgan Eng 590 28.42 872 v Ind at Old Trafford 2011
22 ( – ) Faf du Plessis SA 584 35.34 843 v Ban at Mirpur 2015
23 ( – ) Joe Root Eng 583 35.77 750 v Win at Kolkata 2016
24 ( – ) Kusal Perera SL 582 29.22 751 v SA at Chittagong 2014
25 (+1) JP Duminy SA 554 37.91 713 v NZ at Chittagong 2014
26 (+1) David Miller SA 552 29.28 563 v Ban at Potchefstroom 2017
27 (+1) Sabbir Rahman Ban 551 25.88 650 v NZ at Bay Oval 2017
28= (+1) Shoaib Malik Pak 542 30.84 577 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2009
      (+2) Kyle Coetzer Sco 542! 25.24 542 v Net at Amstelveen 2018
30 (+1) Paul Stirling Ire 532 25.12 557 v Sco at Deventer 2018


BOWLERS (top 30)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Avge Highest Rating
1 ( – ) Rashid Khan Afg 793 12.4 816 v Ban at Dehradun 2018
2 ( – ) Shadab Khan Pak 752 17.16 769 v Sco at Edinburgh 2018
3 (+2) Adil Rashid Eng 676! 26.38 676 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2018
4 ( – ) Y. Chahal Ind 669 18.75 706 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2018
5 (-2) Ish Sodhi NZ 668 21.1 739 v Pak at Wellington 2018
6 (+2) Imran Tahir SA 653 14.95 795 v NZ at Auckland 2017
7 (+9) Faheem Ashraf Pak 652*! 19.47 652 v NZ at Dubai 2018
8 (+2) Imad Wasim Pak 651 19.62 780 v Win at Trinidad 2017
9 ( – ) Billy Stanlake Aus 640* 19.65 653 v Pak at Dubai 2018
10 (+1) Andrew Tye Aus 634 21.75 658 v Pak at Harare 2018
11 (+1) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 633 21.06 672 v Pak at Mirpur 2014
12 (+1) Mohammad Nabi Afg 630 24.25 638 v Ban at Dehradun 2018
13 (-7) Mitchell Santner NZ 626 21.37 731 v Pak at Wellington 2018
14 ( – ) M. Naveed UAE 622 17.96 632 v Afg at Dubai (GCA) 2016
15 ( – ) Liam Plunkett Eng 621 25 644 v Ind at Cardiff 2018
16 (-9) Samuel Badree Win 616 21.07 855 v Pak at Mirpur 2014
17 (-1) Chris Jordan Eng 611 28 628 v Ind at Nagpur 2017
18 (+1) M. Rahman Ban 598 17.44 695 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2017
19= (+9) B. Kumar Ind 595 24.16 622 v SA at Cape Town 2018
      (+1) David Willey Eng 595 24.67 615 v Ind at Cardiff 2018
21 (+5) Jasprit Bumrah Ind 589 19.65 764 v Eng at Bengaluru 2017
22 ( – ) Adam Zampa Aus 585* 18.84 599 v NZ at Sydney 2018
23 (+14) Kuldeep Yadav Ind 584* 12.48 596 v Win at Lucknow 2018
24 ( – ) Mark Watt Sco 568 26.36 573 v Pak at Edinburgh 2018
25 ( – ) Ahmed Raza UAE 567 39.66 578 v PNG at Abu Dhabi 2017
26 ( – ) George Dockrell Ire 566 19.18 668 v Zim at Sylhet 2014
27 (-9) Trent Boult NZ 564 21.18 622 v Aus at Sydney 2018
28 (-7) Hasan Ali Pak 556 22.81 590 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2018
29 (+4) Carlos Brathwaite Win 555 30.25 582 v Ind at Kolkata 2018
30 (-1) Akila Dananjaya SL 553* 30.35 564 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2018

 

ALL-ROUNDERS (Top 10)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Highest Rating
1 ( – ) Glenn Maxwell Aus 345 396 v Eng at Melbourne 2018
2 ( – ) Mohammad Nabi Afg 313 323 v Ban at Dehradun 2018
3 ( – ) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 310 408 v Pak at Mirpur 2015
4 ( – ) JP Duminy SA 225 276 v Ban at Mirpur 2015
5= (+1) Mahmudullah Ban 213 215 v Afg at Dehradun 2018
      (+1) Thisara Perera SL 213 214 v Win at Lord’s 2018
7 (+1) Paul Stirling Ire 208 227 v UAE at Sylhet 2014
8 (+1) R. Berrington Sco 202 /* 203 v Net at Amstelveen 2018
9= (-4) Marlon Samuels Win 197 321 v SL at Mirpur 2014
      (+1) Sean Williams Zim 197*/ 224 v Afg at Nagpur 2016

 

*indicates provisional rating; a batsman qualifies for a full rating after he has scored 600 or more runs; a bowler qualifies for a full rating after he has bowled 400 deliveries.
!indicates career-highest rating




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