In the most recent T20 batter rankings, Indian batsman Suryakumar Yadav has gained three points to claim the second spot in the latest ICC T20 rankings after his heroic performances in the T20 series in England and in the ongoing series against West Indies.
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With his 44-ball 76 against the West Indies in the third T20 International on Tuesday, Suryakumar reduced the gap on the top-ranked batsman, Babar Azam, to just two rating points.
India now leads the five-match series 2-1. Suryakumar Yadav, who has 816 rating points, leads the team in scoring with 111 runs after three matches.
Reza Hendricks, The South African batter scored half-centuries in each of the three games played against England, has climbed 16 spots to take the fifteenth spot.
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South African Rilee Rossouw (joint-37th), England’s Jonny Bairstow (up 13 spots to 31st), and West Indies hitter Brandon King (up 29 spots to 27th) have all improved significantly.
In the latest rankings, South African wicket keeper batsman Heinrich Klassen and Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant (66th place) have both rose in their ranks.
In the bowlers category, South African ace spinner Tabraiz Shamsi has climbed up the rankings significantly, gaining 19 rating points and moving to the second spot after his spectacular performance in the recent three-match series versus England, where he scalped eight wickets, troubling the English batters.
Shamsi, who was in the top spot for the majority of the year from April to October of last year, has moved up one spot but is still 64 rating points behind Josh Hazlewood, who is currently in first place and has 792 rating points.
Among the other spinners who advanced were West Indies’ Akeal Hosein (up three spots to sixth), Chris Jordan of England (up one spot to 16th), Mitchell Santner of New Zealand (up three spots to 17th), and Ish Sodhi of New Zealand (up two spots to 19th).
Shikhar Dhawan, the India opener, rose one spot to position 12 in the ODI rankings after scoring 50 runs in the final game of their series against the West Indies.