Dubai. Veteran Dinesh Karthik has jumped 108 places to 87th position in the latest ICC T20 batting rankings thanks to his stellar performances recently, while young opener Ishan Kishan has managed to break into the top 10. Kishan scored two half-centuries in the five-match series against South Africa and scored 206 runs at an average of 41. Thanks to this form, the left-handed cricketer has gained a place in the latest released T20 rankings for batsmen and has moved up to the sixth position.
Karthik has been in excellent form since the fifth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and played some flamboyant innings in the T20 series against South Africa.
Babar Azam on top among batsmen
Pakistan captain Babar Azam is currently at the top of the T20 batting rankings and Kishan is the only Indian player in the top 10. Yuzvendra Chahal has made the longest jump in the T20 rankings of bowlers. The Indian spinner has moved up three places to 23rd with the help of six wickets during the series against South Africa.
Not a single Indian in T20’s top-5 bowlers
Josh Hazlewood continues to top the T20 bowling rankings. Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan (jointly third) and Sri Lankan spinner Wanindu Hasaranga (sixth) both moved up a place to reach the top 10.
Jadeja Test No.1 All-rounder
Ravindra Jadeja has maintained his top position in the Test all-rounder list with 385 rating points. He is currently in the UK for India’s one Test match against England which is a five-match series last year which could not be completed due to Kovid-19. Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan has moved up to second place with 346 rating points.
Kohli retains 10th position in Test rankings
Former India captain Virat Kohli (742) continues to be at the 10th spot in the list of Test batsmen while veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (850) and pacer Jasprit Bumrah (830) are at the second and third positions respectively in the bowlers’ list.
West Indies pacer Kemar Roach has also moved up four places to eighth in the bowlers’ list on the back of his impressive performance against Bangladesh. Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins is at the top of the list of Test bowlers with 901 rating points.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 22, 2022, 16:17 IST