Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Wanindu Hasaranga of Sri Lanka, who were instrumental in the country’s triumph against Pakistan in the Asia Cup final in Dubai on Sunday, have seen significant advancements in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings as a result of their performances.
Rajapaksa’s scorching 71 off 45 deliveries with six fours and three sixes helped him jump 34 places to a career-best 34th position. He also received the Player of the Match award for his performance, which earned him the accolade. In the other matches of the tournament that took place during the last week, Rajapaksa got scores of 25 not out against India and 24 against Pakistan.
Hasaranga, an all-rounder who was once the best bowler in the world, has moved up in all three rankings as a result of a fine all-round performance in the final, in which he scored a 21-ball 36 and followed it up with a late triple-strike with his leg-spin bowling. In total, he had an excellent all-round performance. As a result of his performance in the match against Pakistan two days ago, in which he took three wickets, he has advanced three positions and is now in sixth place. In addition to this, he has moved up seven spots to fourth place among all-rounders and has moved up 28 spots to 152nd place among batters.
Haris Rauf, a fast bowler for Pakistan, has moved up nine places to 25th as he took three wickets in the final match and two wickets in each of the two previous matches. The most recent weekly update shows that Mohammad Nawaz has moved up seven spots to the 34th position, while Mohammad Hasnain has moved up 14 spots to reach the 96th position.
After scoring a match-winning 122 not out off 61 deliveries in a Super Fours match against Afghanistan, former India captain Virat Kohli has moved up 14 places to reach the 15th position. On the other hand, seam bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s remarkable haul of five for four in the same match has lifted him to the top 10, from the 11th position to the seventh position. The ranking of Lokesh Rahul has improved from thirty-first to twenty-third.
Spinners Ravichandran Ashwin (up nine places to 41st) and Axar Patel (up 14 places to 57th) have both made substantial advances, while the batter for Afghanistan, Ibrahim Zadran, has progressed 55 places to 63rd after scoring a half-century without being dismissed against India.
In the meanwhile, Mohammad Nabi has abdicated his position as the best all-rounder, handing it up to Shakib Al Hassan of Bangladesh. Following the second and third one-day international matches between Australia and New Zealand, the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings were updated. As a result of scoring 61 and 105, Steve Smith has moved up 13 positions to the 10th position, while Alex Carey has moved up two positions to the 20th position. On the list of bowlers, Mitchell Starc is now in the ninth rank, moving up three spots from his previous position, while Adam Zampa is now in 15th place, also moving up three spots from his previous position.
Matt Henry now sits in the ninth position among bowlers, moving up one spot from his previous placement, while Finn Allen has made it into the top 100 for batters. In the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings, which take into account performances in the third England-South Africa Test match that took place at The Oval, Player of the Match Ollie Robinson moved up 11 places to 15th after finishing the match with seven wickets, including a five-wicket haul in the first innings. This helped Robinson earn the award for Player of the Match.
In the same list, Ben Stokes has moved up three spots to the 35th spot, while Ollie Pope has moved up 17 spots to the 29th spot, and Zak Crawley has moved up 16 spots to the 48th spot. Both of these batters have improved their ranks. After collecting five wickets in the first innings, left-arm fast bowler Marco Jansen has climbed up to the 26th spot in the rankings, while South Africa opener Alax Lees has advanced 18 places and now sits in the 74th position.
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