Dockrell and Watt make big T20I rankings push

Left-arm spinners George Dockrell of Ireland and Mark Watt of Scotland have made it to the top 20 of the ICC T20I Player Rankings after some fine performances in recent matches. 

Dockrell’s five wickets in the four matches of the Netherlands tri-series have helped him re-enter the rankings in 19th position while Watt is one slot below him after taking three wickets from five matches, including a two-match series against Pakistan.

Paul Stirling has reached a career-best 27th position in batsmen's rankings
Paul Stirling has reached a career-best 27th position in batsmen’s rankings

In the rankings for batsmen, Ireland opener Paul Stirling has reached a career-best 27th position after scores of 51 and 81 against Scotland with the Scotland pair of Kyle Coetzer and Richard Berrington not too far behind him at career-best positions of 31 and 32, respectively.

For the Netherlands, Wesley Barresi (52nd) and Ben Cooper (65th) are the leading batsmen in the rankings list while fast bowlers Paul van Meekeren (26th) and Timm van der Gugten (28th) have made their presence felt among bowlers.

Meanwhile, in the ICC T20I Team Rankings, Scotland have lost four points but remain in 11th position while the Netherlands have lost three points and slipped behind the United Arab Emirates to 14th place. Ireland remain in 17th position after taking a three-point hit.

ICC T20I Team Rankings (as of 21 June):

Rank Team Points
1 Pakistan 131 (+1)
2 Australia 126
3 India 123
4 New Zealand 116
5 England 115
6 South Africa 114
7 Windies 114
8 Afghanistan 91
9 Sri Lanka 85
10 Bangladesh 70
11 Scotland 62 (-4)
12 Zimbabwe 58
13 UAE 51
14 Netherlands 50 (-3)
15 Hong Kong 42
16 Oman 39
17 Ireland 33 (-3)


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