Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma rise in ICC T20I Player rankings | Cricket News

DUBAI: Indian striker Suryakumar Yadav jumped one spot to reach a career-best second position in the latest ICC T20I Men’s Player Rankings released on Wednesday.
Suryakumar now has 801 ranking points after beating a game-winning 69-of-36 delivery in Game 3 against Australia in Hyderabad on Sunday that helped India clinch the series 2-1.
He had reached second place in the T20 rankings for the first time in August this year following his exploits against the West Indies.
India captain Rohit Sharma also moved up one place to 13th after scoring 46 uneliminated and 17 in the second and third T20I against Australia.
Only a few points separate Suryakumar from Pakistan captain Babar Azam, who also improved a place to take third.
Babar, who held the No. 1 position for 1,155 days before being overtaken by his teammate Mohammad Rizwan earlier this month was named Player of the Match for an unbeaten 110 in the second T20I against England.
He followed that up with scores of eight and 36 in games three and four, which were also played last week.
Indian spinners Axar Patel (dropped from 33rd to 18th place) and Yuzvendra Chahal (from 28th to 26th place) moved up the list of bowlers, which continues to be led by Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood.
Among others, Matthew Wade (up six places to 62nd), Cameron Green (up 31 places to 67th) and Tim David (up 202 places to 109th) are the Australian players to climb the batting rankings.
Green and David had racked up half centuries in the final game of the series.
England striker Harry Brook’s scores of 31, 81 not knocked out and 34 in Pakistan propelled him 118 places to 29th, while Ben Ducket climbed 1,070 places to 32nd after scoring 43, 70 not eliminated and 33 in these three matches.
In the latest weekly update, Reece Topley is up 14 places to 23rd and is England’s third highest ranked bowler after Adil Rashid and Chris Jordan.
pakistani speedster Haris Raouf is up seven places to 14th after taking five wickets in the last three matches. Mark Wood (up 29 places to 40th) and Sam Curran (up five places to 47th) also rose.

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