ICC T20I Rankings: Ruturaj Gaikwad Storms into Top 10, Suryakumar Yadav Retains 2nd Spot
ICC T20I Rankings: Ruturaj Gaikwad Storms into Top 10, Suryakumar Yadav Retains 2nd Spot
Apart from Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rinku Singh and Abhishek Sharma also made solid gains among the India batters. Suryakumar Yadav stayed put in second position with 821 rating.

Ruturaj Gaikwad jumped 13 places to climb to the seventh spot in the latest ICC men’s T20I rankings following his stellar 77-run knock in a comprehensive 100-run win for India in the second T20I against Zimbabwe on Sunday. Star batter Suryakumar Yadav stayed put in second position with 821 rating points behind Australia’s Travis Head, who has 844 rating points.

Apart from Gaikwad, Rinku Singh and Abhishek Sharma also made solid gains among the India batters. Rinku, who was among the reserves for the T20 World Cup, jumped four places to reach the 39th spot on the back of an attacking 48 not out from 22 balls in the second T20I. Meanwhile, Abhishek grabbed the 75th spot after his stunning 100 from just 47 balls on Sunday.

Phil Salt of England is placed third with 797 points, ahead of Pakistan skipper Babar Azam (755), Mohammad Rizwan (746) and Jos Buttler (716).

In the bowlers’ T20I chart, left-arm spinner Axar Patel dropped two places to be the lone Indian in the top-10 at the ninth position with 644 rating points. Fellow left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav also dropped three places to the 11th spot, while T20 World Cup’s player-of-the-tournament Jasprit Bumrah also slid two rungs to the 14th position.

Ravi Bishnoi, with his six scalps in the first two games against Zimbabwe, jumped eight places to move to the 14th spot. India vice-captain Hardik Pandya, meanwhile, dropped a place to the second position in the T20I all-rounders’ rankings. India’s Washington Sundar entered the top 50 on the back of his quickfire 27 in the first game, as well as his three wickets in two outings.

Besides, there were some movements in the top 10 positions of the bowling rankings, with Adam Zampa (7th), Fazalhaq Farooqi (8th), and Maheesh Theekshana (10th) gaining positions. Blessing Muzarabani also gained eight positions after the first two matches, up to 55th, with his spell of 1/17 instrumental in Zimbabwe winning the first T20I. Wanindu Hasaranga of Sri Lanka moved to pole position.

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