Hardik Pandya jumps to No. 2 position in ICC T20I All-Rounder Rankings

India’s standout cricketer Hardik Pandya reached the top spot in the T20I All-Rounder Rankings after he destroyed New Zealand’s top order in their series-deciding match last week, according to the ranking released by the International Cricket Council on Wednesday.

At the T20I All-Rounder Rankings, Pandya has jumped ahead of Mohammad Nabi into second place after taking the new ball against New Zealand in Motera and collecting 4/16 from four overs. All-rounder Pandya has progressed in all three lists after grabbing four for 16 and smashing a 17-ball 30. He improved from 53rd to 50th among batsmen, 66th to 46th among bowlers, and second among all-rounders, beating Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hassan by a few rating points.

India’s opener Shubman Gill has jumped to a career-high 30th spot in the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings After scoring a match-winning century against New Zealand in the third and final ODI in Ahmedabad.

A staggering 168 slots were added to Gill’s career after his undefeated 126 off 63 balls helped India win by a gigantic margin of 168 runs and end the series 2-1. Gill is rated sixth in ODIs and 62nd in Tests, having now scored hundreds in all three versions of the game.

The 23-year-old Gill has surged a whopping 168 places from outside the top 100 in the T20I Batting Rankings to equal-30th after playing only six T20Is.

Indian cricketer Suryakumar Yadav maintains his lead among batsmen, while Rashid Khan of Afghanistan continues to hold the top spot among bowlers. Arshdeep Singh, a left-arm fast bowler who played alongside Gill on the 2018 ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup winning team, is another player to climb the rankings. After finishing with two for 16 in Ahmedabad, he gained eight spots to reach a career-high 13th position.

Daryl Mitchell, who top-scored for New Zealand with 35 in their total of 66, has gained four spots and is in joint-25th position in the latest weekly update that considers performance in the Ahmedabad match for T20Is and the final match of the South Africa-England series for the ODI rankings.

England captain Jos Buttler’s match-winning 131 in Kimberley has helped him progress six places to 20th position while South Africa fast bowler Lungi Ngidi has advanced five places to reach 19th position after finishing with four for 62 in the high-scoring match.

Dawid Malan (up 31 places to 58th among batters) and fast bowler Jofra Archer (up 13 places to 22nd among bowlers) are other England players to move up in the ODI rankings. South Africa’s Heinrich Klaasen is up 11 places to 42nd among batters.