Reeza Hendricks and Andile Phehlukwayo Attains Career Best Rankings in T20I Cricket
South Africa opener in the shorter formats of the game, Reeza Hendricks has attained career-best rankings in T20I’s after exceptional performances in South Africa’s 3-0 clean sweep against Sri Lanka. Meanwhile all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo too attained career-best rankings in bowling after South Africa prevented Sri Lanka from winning any of the 8 limited overs matches.
Apart from Reeza Hendricks and Phehlukwayo, South Africa all-rounder JP Duminy, Sri Lankan speedster Lasith Malinga and left-arm pacer Isuru Udana also gained points in the ranking updates following the conclusion of the South Africa Sri Lanka T20I series.
Reeza Hendricks jumped 26 places in the Latest T20I Rankings for batsmen
Reeza Hendricks has jumped 26 places to the 15th position. The stylish batsman scored 139 runs in the 3 match series which included a couple of half-centuries. Meanwhile, Andile Phehlukwayo gained 14 spots and moved up to the 10th position in the latest rankings for bowlers. He bagged 7 wickets in a couple of matches. It included a four-wicket haul in the last match in Johannesburg.
JP Duminy also scored a vital 76 runs in the series which have taken to the 32nd position from 39th. Meanwhile, Rassie van der Dussen also moved to 41st from 74th position after smashing a sensational 98. All-rounder Chris Morris also moved up a couple of places to 18th in the latest rankings for bowlers. Left-arm chinaman bowler Tabraiz Shamsi also jumped 6 places to 35th position.
It was a pretty disappointing series for the visitors. However, there was some individual brilliance which resulted in the rise of rankings for some of the Sri Lankan players. Niroshan Dickwella gained 19 places to move up to 42nd. Meanwhile, Isuru Udana moved to the 104th position from 144th in batting chart after scoring 132 runs in the series. It included a brilliant 98 in the final match. In the bowling rankings, he moved to 51st position, gaining 12 places.
Despite so many changes in the rankings for bowlers and batsmen, the MRF Tyres Men’s ICC T20I Rankings remained the same. South Africa and Sri Lanka both maintained their 5th and 9th position in the rankings.
MRF Tyres ICC T20I Team Rankings (as of 25 March 2019):
|5||South Africa||120 (+2)|
|9||Sri Lanka||84 (-2)|
MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings (as on 25 March 2019)
Batsmen (top 10)
|1||( – )||Babar Azam||Pak||885||53.72||128||888 v SA at Johannesburg 2019|
|2||( – )||Colin Munro||NZ||825||33.59||162||830 v Pak at Dubai 2018|
|3||( – )||Glenn Maxwell||Aus||815!||34.40||158||815 v India at Bengaluru 2019|
|4||( – )||Aaron Finch||Aus||782||37.13||156||900 v Zim at Harare 2018|
|5||( – )||Lokesh Rahul||India||726||43.95||149||854 v Eng at Old Trafford 2018|
|6||( – )||H Zazai||Afg||718*!||75.60||193||718 v Ire at Dehradun 2019|
|7||( – )||D’Arcy Short||Aus||715*||32.88||121||756 v UAE at Abu Dhabi 2018|
|8||( – )||Evin Lewis||WI||707||33.52||164||780 v Eng at Durham 2017|
|9||( – )||Fakhar Zaman||Pak||700||26.46||139||842 v Aus at Harare 2018|
|10||( – )||Alex Hales||Eng||678||31.01||137||866 v India at Edgbaston 2014|
Other selected rankings
|15||(+26)||Reeza Hendricks||SA||647*!||27.95||124||647 v SL at Johannesburg 2019|
|32||(+7)||JP Duminy||SA||525||38.68||126||713 v NZ at Chittagong 2014|
|41||(+33)||V der Dussen||SA||513*||36.14||133||523 v SL at Centurion 2019|
|78=||(+19)||N Dickwella||SL||349*||19.29||140||400 v Aus at Melbourne 2017|
|144||(+106)||Isuru Udana||SL||189*!||28.83||153||189 v SA at Johannesburg 2019|
|167||(+191)||K Mendis||SL||152*||16.50||143||253 v SA at Cape Town 2019|
Bowlers (top 10)
|1||( – )||Rashid Khan||Afg||780||11.56||6.02||816 v Ban at Dehradun 2018|
|2||( – )||Shadab Khan||Pak||720||18.59||6.84||769 v Sco at Edinburgh 2018|
|3||( – )||Adil Rashid||Eng||709||23.97||7.31||716 v WI at St Kitts 2019|
|4||( – )||Imad Wasim||Pak||705||19.42||5.81||780 v WI at Trinidad 2017|
|5||( – )||Kuldeep Yadav||India||699||12.97||6.72||728 v NZ at Hamilton 2019|
|6||( – )||Adam Zampa||Aus||672!||19.43||6.04||672 v India at Bengaluru 2019|
|7||( – )||S Al Hasan||Ban||658||20.15||6.77||672 v Pak at Mirpur 2014|
|8||( – )||Ish Sodhi||NZ||657||20.88||7.70||739 v Pak at Wellington 2018|
|9||( – )||Faheem Ashraf||Pak||655||20.12||7.08||659 v SA at Cape Town 2019|
|10||(+14)||A Phehlukwayo||SA||649*!||17.92||7.98||649 v SL at Johannesburg 2019|
Other selected rankings
|18||(+2)||Chris Morris||SA||601!||20.50||8.39||601 v SL at Johannesburg 2019|
|21||(+12)||A Dananjaya||SL||593||32.87||7.66||594 v SA at Centurion 2019|
|35||(+41)||Tabraiz Shamsi||SA||534*!||38.60||7.72||534 v SL at Johannesburg 2019|
|42||(+11)||Lasith Malinga||SL||505||19.70||7.29||684 v WI at Colombo (RPS) 2015|
|51||(+12)||Isuru Udana||SL||459!||35.52||8.62||459 v SA at Johannesburg 2019|
|168||(+79)||Lutho Sipamla||SA||185*!||32.75||8.36||185 v SL at Johannesburg 2019|
All-rounders (Top five)
|1||( – )||Glenn Maxwell||Aus||390||395 v Eng at Melbourne 2018|
|2||( – )||S Al Hasan||Ban||338||408 v Pak at Mirpur 2015|
|3||( – )||M Nabi||Afg||330!||330 v Ire at Dehradun 2019|
|4||( – )||Mahmudullah||Ban||240!||240 v WI at Mirpur 2018|
|5||( – )||R Berrington||Sco||221 /*!||221 v OMA at Oman 2019|
Rankings Courtesy: ICC Website
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