ICC Ranking: Dinesh Karthik made a big jump in the ICC T20 rankings, Ishan Kishan reached the top-10


Veteran batsman Dinesh Karthik has made a big jump in the recently released ICC T20 batting rankings due to his stellar performance. Karthik has jumped 108 places to 87th position in the T20 rankings. Apart from Karthik, wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan has reached the top-10. Kishan scored two half-centuries in the five-match series against South Africa and scored 206 runs at an average of 41.

Thanks to this form, the left-hander has gained a place in the latest T20 rankings for batsmen to move up to the sixth position. On the other hand, Karthik has been in excellent form since the 15th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and played some flamboyant innings in the T20 series against South Africa.

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On the other hand, Pakistan captain Babar Azam is currently at the top of the T20 batting rankings and Kishan is the only Indian player in the top 10. Yuzvendra Chahal has made the longest jump in the T20 rankings for bowlers. The Indian spinner moved up three places to 23rd with the help of six wickets during the series against South Africa.

Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood continues to top the T20 bowling rankings. Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan (jointly third) and Sri Lankan spinner Wanindu Hasaranga (sixth) both moved up a place to reach the top 10. Ravindra Jadeja has maintained his first position in the Test all-rounder list with 385 rating points. He is currently in the UK for India’s one Test match against England, which is a five-match series last year that could not be completed due to COVID-19.

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Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan has moved up to second place with 346 rating points. Former India captain Virat Kohli (742) continues to be at the 10th spot in the list of Test batsmen while veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (850) and pacer Jasprit Bumrah (830) are at the second and third positions respectively in the bowlers’ list.

West Indies pacer Kemar Roach has also moved up four places to eighth in the bowlers’ list on the back of his impressive performance against Bangladesh. Australian pacer Pat Cummins leads the Test bowlers’ list with 901 ratings points.