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ICC Rankings: Hardik Pandya to his career-best all-rounder rank

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All-rounder Hardik Pandya‘s swashbuckling performance against Pakistan got him his career-best fifth position in the new T20I all-rounder rankings. It was a gif of his all-round performances with the ball and the bat, on Sunday.

Hardik, with the ball, bagged 3 wickets by giving 25 runs in four overs. Thereafter he stood not out smashing 33 runs off just 17 balls. Henceforth, he was successful to prove his importance in coming to India’s T20 World Cup. The tournament will start in Australia later in the year.

However, Afghanistan has been in top-notch form in their Asia Cup campaign. A bunch of players henceforth got rewards in the rankings updated recently.

According to an ICC release, there is a push from Rashid Khan towards the No.1 spot in the Bowers’ rank. However, it got some help as he a two-spot jumped two spots to third (708 points).

However, Tabraiz Shamsi, the Afghan left-arm wrist-spinner Tabraiz Shamsi is right next to the sight of Rashid, with 716 points.

Meanwhile. Rashid’s teammate Mujeeb Ur Rahman has entered the top 10. Mujeeb made a seven-spot jump in the rankings with 660 points. Bhuvneshwar Kumar currently edged him out for eighth with 661 points.

No new name top 10 T20I batting ranking

However, no one entered the top 10 T20I batting ranking. Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan however, moved up to the second spot with 796 points. Henceforth, Rizwan joins Babar Azam (810) in the top two.

Afghanistan’s Hazratullah Zazai rose to 14th rank. This came after he played innings of 23 (26) and 37 (28). Meanwhile, his compatriot Rahmanullah Gurbaz jumped five spots up to 29th.

However, there were enough shuffles in the other two formats. Ben Stokes performance for England against South Africa moved him up in all three categories of Test ranking.

Stokes recently scored a century against South Africa in the second Test. He, therefore, moved nine spots up to 18th in the batting ranking. With the ball, his records are 2/17 and 2/30. This lifted him up to 38th in the bowling ranking. However, he is ruling the second spot in the all-rounders ranking. Nonetheless, India’s Ravindra Jadeja dons the all-rounder ranking with 384 points.

In Townsville, Wesley Madhevere scored a half-century. That led him to climb to the 38th position. His fellow teammate Richard Ngarava from Zimbabwe also experienced a move in the bowlers’ rankings.

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