After his outstanding performance against Pakistan in the Asia Cup, India’s fiery all-rounder Hardik Pandya moved up eight spots to a best-ever fifth place in the most recent ICC T20I all-rounder rankings.
Hardik scored 33 runs off just 17 balls while taking 3 for 25, demonstrating the importance of his contribution to India’s T20 World Cup campaign later this year in Australia.
Afghanistan’s explosive start to the Asia Cup competition has not gone unnoticed elsewhere; several players have been rewarded in the most recent rankings.
No new players entered the top ten T20I batting rankings, but Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan moved up to second (796) to join Babar Azam (810) in the top two spots.
The top 10 of the ODI rankings did not change, but lower down there were some changes due to the first match between Australia and Zimbabwe.
Wesley Madhevere moved up 38 positions as a result of his 50 in Townsville, and fellow Zimbabwean Richard Ngarava also advanced in the bowling rankings.
The teenage all-rounder advanced 56 spots in the all-rounder list and 82 spots in the bowling rankings following a good performance in Australia’s victory.