Yuzvendra Chahal rises to 2nd position in ICC T20I player rankings; Washington Sundar jumps 151 places

Leg-spinner Chahal now has a career-high 706 rating points while off-spinner Sundar, who was named Man of the Series, has 496 points.

PTI, Mar 19, 2018 20:00:40 IST

Dubai: Yuzvendra Chahal jumped 12 spots to No 2 while Washington Sundar moved up a phenomenal 151 places to 31st in the ICC T20I Player Rankings for bowlers on the back of their impressive show in the just-concluded Nidahas Trophy Tri-Series in Sri Lanka.

Leg-spinner Chahal now has a career-high 706 rating points while off-spinner Sundar, who was named Man of the Series, has 496 points.

Yuzvendra Chahal rises to 2nd position in ICC T20I player rankings; Washington Sundar jumps 151 places

Washington Sundar (C) celebrates picking a wicket with Yuzvendra Chahal and other teammates. AFP

Both the spinners were part of the five games India played, and picked up eight wickets apiece. Sundar, who bowled mainly in the powerplay, had an incredible economy rate of 5.70, while Chahal finished with 6.45.

Also making significant gains in the bowling charts were some of the other performers from the Nidahas Trophy: Akila Dananjaya of Sri Lanka, Rubel Hossain of Bangladesh and India's Jaydev Unadkat and Shardul Thakur.

All of them achieved their career-best rating points at the end of the tournament.

Unadkat (joint 52nd) and Thakur (joint 76th), India's premier pacemen in the tournament, went up 26 and 85 spots respectively with their best points ever, 435 and 358.

Among the batsmen, Shikhar Dhawan, Kusal Perera, Manish Pandey, Mushfiqur Rahim, Kusal Mendis and Dinesh Karthik, the star of India's win in the final over Bangladesh, made significant gains.

Karthik, who had an outstanding tournament batting in the lower middle-order, jumped from No 126 to No 95, with his best-ever 246 points.

The two Kusals, Perera and Mendis, moved up 20 spots to 20th and 27 spots to the 48th position respectively after strong performances with the bat for Sri Lanka.

Perera topped the batting charts for the tournament with 204 runs, including three half-centuries, while Mendis aggregated 134 runs with two half-centuries.

Updated Date: Mar 19, 2018 20:00:40 IST






Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
6 Sri Lanka 3795 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 5019 98
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7748 277
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
6 New Zealand 4784 252