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Suryakumar Yadav moves to second spot in ICC Men’s T20I rankings

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India batsman Suryakumar Yadav and South African spinner Tabrez Shamsi have made a significant advance in the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings to finish second for batsmen and bowlers respectively in the latest weekly update. “Yadav has moved up three places to within two rating points of top-order Babar Azam after his scintillating 76 off 44 balls, which won him the player of the match award and took him to a batting total of 111 runs from three matches. The series against West Indies in which his side leads 2-1,” an official ICC release said.

Shamsi, who was in the top spot for most of the time from April to October last year, has moved up one place to reach the second spot, but has 64 ratings points behind top-ranked Josh Hazlewood, who is on 792 rating points. The left-arm wrist spinner’s eight wickets, which included five for 24 in the final match, helped them win the series 2-1 against England and garner 19 ratings points.

South African batsman Reeza Hendrix, who scored half-centuries in all three matches against England, has moved up 16 places to 15th, while West Indies batsman Brandon King (up 29 places to 27th), England’s Jonny Bairstow (13th). 31st) with the gain of the rank. And Riley Rossouw (joint-37th) of South Africa has also taken a remarkable lead among the batsmen.

Liton Das, Heinrich Klaasen and Rishabh Pant have also moved up the list while West Indies spinner Akil Hossein (up three places to sixth), England’s Chris Jordan (up one place to 16th), New Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner (up three places). 17th)) and Ish Sodhi (up two places to 19th) are among the other players to move up in T20I bowlers.

Sri Lankan players made notable gains in the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings by winning the second match of their ICC World Test Championship series against Pakistan in Galle which ended 1-1.

Off-spinner Ramesh Mendis jumped 19 places to reach 31st position with nine wickets in the match, while left-arm spinner Prabhat Jayasuriya jumped 11 places to 33rd with eight wickets in the match. Dinesh Chandimal has moved up two places to 16th among batsmen with 101 runs from two innings, while player of the match Dhananjay de Silva has moved up from 49th to 41st after scoring a century in the second innings.

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For Pakistan, Mohammad Rizwan (up three places to 17th) and Imam-ul-Haq (up 15 places to 49th) are among the batsmen and Naseem Shah (up seven places to 60th) and Mohammad Nawaz (up 21 places to 68th) are among the bowlers.

In the ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings, India opener Shikhar Dhawan has moved up one place to 12th position after scoring a half-century in the last match of his ODI series in the West Indies. India bowlers Yuzvendra Chahal (16th) and Shardul Thakur (72nd) also got the latest update while West Indies skipper Nicholas Pooran has gained two places to be at 30th.

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