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Suryakumar Yadav and Tabraiz Shamsi both rise in the ICC Men’s T20I rankings

Suryakumar Yadav of India and Tabraiz Shamsi of South Africa have risen to second place in the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings for hitters and bowlers, respectively, in the most recent weekly update.

Yadav has moved up three ranks to within two rating points of top-ranked Babar Azam after a stunning 44-ball 76 that earned him the Player of the Match title and sees him lead the batting aggregate with 111 runs from three matches in the series against the West Indies, which his team leads 2-1.

Shamsi, who was top-ranked from April to October last year, has moved up one spot to second place, although he is still 64 rating points behind top-ranked Josh Hazlewood, who has 792 rating points. The left-arm wrist-eight spinner’s wickets, including a match-winning five for 24 in the last match, helped India win the series 2-1 and acquire 19 rating points against England.

South Africa’s Reeza Hendricks, who scored half-centuries in all three matches against England, has risen 16 places to 15th, while West Indies batter Brandon King (up 29 places to 27th), England’s Jonny Bairstow (up 13 places to 31st), and South Africa’s Rilee Rossouw (joint-37th) have also made significant gains.

Liton Das, Heinrich Klaasen, and Rishabh Pant have also risen in the rankings, as have West Indies spinner Akeal Hosein (up three places to sixth), England’s Chris Jordan (up one place to 16th), and New Zealand spinners Mitchell Santner (up three places to 17th) and Ish Sodhi (up two places to 19th).

Sri Lankan players have risen significantly in the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings after their 1-1 draw with Pakistan in the second match of their ICC World Test Championship series in Galle.

Off-spinner Ramesh Mendis has climbed 19 places to 31st after taking nine wickets in the encounter, while left-arm spinner Prabath Jayasuriya has climbed 11 places to 33rd after taking eight wickets. With 101 runs in two innings, Dinesh Chandimal has risen two places to 16th among hitters, while Player of the Match Dhananjaya de Silva has risen from 49th to 41st.

Mohammad Rizwan (up three places to 17th) and Imam-ul-Haq (up 15 places to 49th) have moved up the batters list, while Naseem Shah (up seven places to 60th) and Mohammad Nawaz (up 21 places to 68th) have risen up the bowlers’ list.

India opener Shikhar Dhawan has moved up one spot to 12th in the ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings after scoring a half-century in the last match of their ODI series in the West Indies. Yuzvendra Chahal (16th) and Shardul Thakur (72nd) have both risen in the current rankings, while West Indies skipper Nicholas Pooran has risen two places to 30th.