Adam Zampa joins trio of spinners atop the ICC T20 bowlers rankings
After a brilliant World Cup, Adam Zampa climbed up two spots to break into the top-three of the ICC T20I Bowlers rankings.
Zampa went past fellow wrist-spinners Adil Rashid and Rashid Khan with figures of 1/26 in the Final against New Zealand and 1/22 in the Semi-Final versus Pakistan, finishing the tournament as the second-highest wicket-taker with 13 scalps.
Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga and South Africa’s Tabraiz Shamsi occupy first and second on the bowlers’ rankings respectively.
Seamer Hazlewood proved a vital cog in Australia’s successful T20 World Cup campaign as he brought forth an immaculate display of bowling with the new ball while also taking up the challenge to bowl at the death.
In the T20 World Cup final, Hazlewood snared three wickets while conceding 16 runs, ending as Australia’s leading fast bowler with 11 wickets in the tournament, taking him to fifth on the charts.
Changes to the batting rankings
Devon Conway’s heroics in the semi-final bout against England in Abu Dhabi saw him climb three places to fourth position on the batting rankings after scoring 46.
Mitchell Marsh arrived well and fast to take Australia home with an impressive 77 not out off 50 balls in the final against New Zealand.
Marsh has progressed six spots to reach joint-13th position among batters.
David Warner’s scores of 49 against Pakistan in their Australia’s semifinal and 53 in the final have helped him move up eight places to 33rd position to go with the Player of the Tournament trophy bagged in the UAE.
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is still the top batsman in the format followed by England’s Dawid Malan and South Africa’s Aiden Markram.
There was some movement within the allrounders as well as Liam Livingstone leap-frogged to the third position, climbing seven spots.
Afghanistan’s Mohammed Nabi is still the number one ranked allrounder in the world, just ahead of Bangladesh star Shakib-al-Hasan.
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