ICC Rankings news: India stars making progress
India batters Suryakumar Yadav and Venkatesh Iyer have made huge gains in the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings.
The recent update saw plenty of movement across the board.
India batters Suryakumar Yadav and Venkatesh Iyer soar
Both batters enjoyed a productive series against West Indies, which saw India complete a 3-0 series win.
Yadav was India’s top-scorer in the series while Iyer was second.
In the opener, India lost three wickets in four overs and needed 65 off 45 when Yadav walked in to bat.
Yadav and Iyer would also come together to take India across the line with more than an over to spare.
In the final T20I against the Windies, the two once again bailed India out of trouble from 93/4.
Both batters unleashed a barrage of shots against the West Indies bowlers and stitched a 91-run stand in just 37 balls.
India posted a competitive total of 184/5, thanks to a stunning 65 off 31 balls from Suryakumar Yadav while Venkatesh Iyer remained unbeaten on 35 off 19.
The performances helped Surykumar Yadav jump 35 spots to 21st while Iyer made a massive jump of 203 spots to occupy 115th place in the rankings for batters.
West Indies’ lone ranger with the bat, Nicholas Pooran, moves up five places to 13th.
Australia vs Sri Lanka
The recently-concluded T20I series between Australia and Sri Lanka also caused some movement in the rankings. Australia’s Ashton Agar broke into the top 10 rankings for bowlers, and currently sits ninth.
In the last two matches, Agar was miserly with his bowling and returned figures of 1/14 and 1/19. Sri Lanka’s Maheesh Theekshana’s rise in T20I cricket reflected in his rankings as well – he attained a career-high rating of 592 after climbing 12 places to No. 17.
Oman captain Zeeshan Maqsood’s performance in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier A saw him break into the top 10 for all-rounders, rising four spots to No.6.
ICC Test Rankings
In the Test rankings, following the first Test between New Zealand and South Africa, Kyle Jamieson and Tim Southee moved up a place each to occupy the No.3 and No.5 spot respectively, with the former attaining a career-high rating of 825.
Neil Wagner’s exploits with the bat and ball saw his scale four spots to No.13 in the all-rounders’ rankings.
Liam Livingstone praises England spinner Rehan Ahmed as ‘exceptional talent’
Ahmed has furthered his blossoming reputation against the West Indies by recording identical figures of 10-1-40-2 in two ODIs in Antigua.
Little bit of relief – Sam Curran and England bounce back in Antigua
Curran laid the groundwork for England’s six-wicket win.
Sam Curran and Jos Buttler return to form as England level series in Antigua
Chasing 203, Will Jacks put England into the ascendancy with a sparkling 73 off 72 balls.
Sam Curran finds form as England bowl out West Indies for 202
Curran took three big scalps days after enduring a tough time in the first ODI.
Andrew Flintoff set to return to England’s backroom staff for Windies T20 series
Flintoff first linked up with the national side in an unpaid role for ODI series against New Zealand and Ireland before the World Cup.
Danni Wyatt stars on 150th T20I appearance as England begin India tour with win
Sophie Ecclestone returned figures of three for 15 on her comeback appearance after four months out with a shoulder injury.
Harry Brook blocks himself from ‘negativity’ by withdrawing from social media
Brook has left the running of his X and Instagram accounts to someone else.
Sophie Ecclestone set for England return in T20 opener in India – Heather Knight
The world’s top-ranked limited-overs bowler underwent surgery after dislocating her shoulder in August.
Rehan Ahmed rejects Sir Alastair Cook’s criticism of Jos Buttler’s captaincy
Several of Buttler’s decisions were scrutinised during a calamitous World Cup defence.
Maia Bouchier and Danielle Gibson handed their first central contracts by ECB
England Women have once again issued 18 full-time deals.