ICC Rankings: England allrounder Moeen Ali on the charge after Caribbean heroics
Moeen Ali led from the front on England’s tour in the West Indies, and his form with ball and bat is reflected in the latest ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings.
Taking over the captaincy with Eoin Morgan missing most of the series due to injury, Moeen shone despite the tourists losing the five-match series 3-2 in Barbados.
Moeen aggregated 108 runs at a strike rate of 146 throughout the middle to late-over stretches in England’s batting innings. He also took five wickets across 13 overs, at an economy of 7.15.
He also showed off his ability to clear the rope, with seven staggering sixes in a blitz of 63 in the fourth match of the series.
Moeen (205) leapfrogs Glenn Maxwell and Wanindu Hasaranga on the Allrounder rankings.
The England allrounder now sits in third behind Mohammad Nabi (265) and Shakib Al Hasan (231).
Elsewhere in the allrounder stakes, West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard jumped 14 places into the top 20.
Pollard was dismissed just once in the series and struck at 140 with the bat. He also took four wickets.
Jason Holder (up 15 to 34th) and Romario Shepherd (up 12 to 70th) were other notable West Indies climbers.
The most notable shift in the batters’ rankings came from Nicholas Pooran (up eight places to 18th), who topped the series in the runs charts with 164 at a strike rate of 122.
A key member of the hosts’ top-order in the series, Brandon King also made a 25-spot leap to 58th.
Adil Rashid consolidated his third-place spot on the bowling side, though it was opposing spinner Akeal Hosein who turned heads, his eight wickets moving him up 15 places to 18th.
The leading wicket-taker of the series with 15, Jason Holder climbed three spots to 23rd.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam remains the number one ranked batter in men’s T20I cricket.
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Hasaranga holds onto his place at the top of the T20I bowler’s rankings, with South African spinner Tabraiz Shamsi in second.
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