India spinner Kuldeep Yadav has moved up one place to take a career-best second position in the MRF Tyres ICC Menís T20I Player Rankings after grabbing two for 26 in the final match against New Zealand which his side lost by four runs to go 2-1 down in the series.

The 24-year-old left-arm wrist-spinner accounted for well-set openers Tim Seifert and Colin Munro in the only match he played during the series and reaped immediate dividends. He is now only behind Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan in the table.

Spinners Imad Wasim of Pakistan (up five places to fourth position) and Mitchell Santner of New Zealand (up four places to 10th) have also moved up in the latest rankings update that includes two other series which saw South Africa beat Pakistan and Nepal beat the United Arab Emirates by identical 2-1 margins.

Left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya was another spinner to move up as he advanced 39 places to a career-best 58th while India openers Rohit Sharma (up three places to seventh) and Shikhar Dhawan (up one place to 11th) have made progress with some useful knocks.

For New Zealand, Kane Williamson (up one place to 12th), Ross Taylor (up seven places to 51st) and Tim Seifert (up 87 places to a career-best 83rd) among batsmen and Tim Southee (up seven places to 30th) among bowlers are some notable gainers.

For South Africa, left-arm fast bowler Beuran Hendricksís eight wickets against Pakistan have helped him re-enter the rankings at a career-best 81st position while his compatriot Chris Morris has gained seven slots to reach a career-best 21st position after finishing with six wickets. Andile Phehlukwayo has also advanced 15 places to a career-best 23rd position with five wickets.

Among their batsmen, Faf du Plessis (up from 20th to 17th) and Reeza Hendricks (up from 73rd to 42nd) have been the main gainers.

Pakistanís Babar Azam continues at the top of the batsmenís list after scoring 151 runs in the series while Hussain Talat has gained 19 places to reach 56th position after aggregating 98 runs. Shaheen Afridi has moved up 28 places to a career-best 48th position among bowlers.


The UAEís Shaiman Anwar has risen to 15th among batsmen with a gain of two slots while Mohammad Naveed has gained three places to reach 12th position among bowlers. Nepalís Paras Khadka has gained five places to reach 90th position while Basant Regmi (up four places) and Sompal Kami (up 22 places) are in joint 70th position among bowlers.

In the MRF Tyres ICC Menís T20I Team Rankings, South Africa have overtaken Australia and England to third place while Nepal have overtaken the UAE marginally to be in 14th position even as they come onto the table within a week of similarly crossing the threshold of eight matches and gaining entry in the ODI table.



MRF Tyres ICC T20I Team Rankings (as of 11 February 2019):

Rank Team Points

1. Pakistan 135 (-3)

2. India 124 (-2)

3. South Africa 118 (+4)

4. England 118

5. Australia 117

6. New Zealand 116 (+4)

7. Windies 101

8. Afghanistan 92

9. Sri Lanka 86

10. Bangladesh 77

11. Scotland 62

12. Zimbabwe 55

13. Netherlands 50

14. Nepal 43 (+17)

15. UAE 43 (-7)

16. Hong Kong 42

17. Oman 39

18. Ireland 34



(Developed by David Kendix)



MRF Tyres ICC Menís T20I Player Rankings (as of 11 February 2019):


Batsmen (top 20)


Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Highest Rating

1 ( - ) Babar Azam Pak 885 53.72 128 888 v SA at Johannesburg 2019

2 ( - ) Colin Munro NZ 825 33.59 162 830 v Pak at Dubai 2018

3 ( - ) Aaron Finch Aus 806 38.67 156 900 v Zim at Harare 2018

4 ( - ) Evin Lewis Win 751 33.52 164 780 v Eng at Durham 2017

5 (+1) Glenn Maxwell Aus 745 31.27 157 801 v NZ at Auckland 2018

6 (-1) Fakhar Zaman Pak 700 26.46 139 842 v Aus at Harare 2018

7 (+3) Rohit Sharma Ind 698 32.76 138 718 v Win at Lucknow 2018

8 ( - ) Alex Hales Eng 697 32.10 136 866 v Ind at Edgbaston 2014

9 (+2) Jason Roy Eng 688! 23.21 145 688 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2018

10 (-3) Lokesh Rahul Ind 677 43.44 148 854 v Eng at Old Trafford 2018

11 (+1) S. Dhawan Ind 671 28.80 132 685 v NZ at Auckland 2019

12 (+1) K. Williamson NZ 655 31.35 122 760 v Ban at Napier 2017

13 (-4) Martin Guptill NZ 649 33.91 133 792 v SA at Hamilton 2012

14 ( - ) M. Shahzad Afg 647 31.22 135 705 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017

15 (+2) S. Anwar UAE 643 31.82 122 650 v NEP at Dubai (GCA) 2019

16 ( - ) D'Arcy Short Aus 631* 32.18 121 756 v UAE at Abu Dhabi 2018

17 (+3) Faf du Plessis SA 617 36.27 137 843 v Ban at Mirpur 2015

18 ( - ) Jos Buttler Eng 610 26.80 138 614 v Ind at Bristol 2018

19= ( - ) H. Masakadza Zim 599 27.07 117 698 v Ban at Khulna 2016

(-4) Virat Kohli Ind 599 49.25 136 897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014





Bowlers (top 20)


Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Highest Rating

1 ( - ) Rashid Khan Afg 793 12.40 6.01 816 v Ban at Dehradun 2018

2 (+1) Kuldeep Yadav Ind 728! 12.97 6.72 728 v NZ at Hamilton 2019

3 (-1) Shadab Khan Pak 720 18.59 6.84 769 v Sco at Edinburgh 2018

4 (+5) Imad Wasim Pak 705 19.42 5.81 780 v Win at Trinidad 2017

5 (-1) Adil Rashid Eng 676! 26.38 7.50 676 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2018

6 ( - ) Adam Zampa Aus 670 ! 18.27 6.00 670 v Ind at Sydney 2018

7 ( - ) S. Al Hasan Ban 658 20.15 6.77 672 v Pak at Mirpur 2014

8 (-4) Ish Sodhi NZ 657 20.88 7.70 739 v Pak at Wellington 2018

9 (-1) Faheem Ashraf Pak 655 20.12 7.08 659 v SA at Cape Town 2019

10 (+4) M. Santner NZ 638 21.14 7.27 731 v Pak at Wellington 2018

11 ( - ) M. Nabi Afg 630 24.25 7.13 638 v Ban at Dehradun 2018

12 (+3) M. Naveed UAE 628 16.58 5.89 632 v Afg at Dubai (GCA) 2016

13 ( - ) Billy Stanlake Aus 625* 20.08 8.09 653 v Pak at Dubai 2018

14 (+2) Liam Plunkett Eng 620 25.00 7.93 643 v Ind at Cardiff 2018

15 (+2) Andrew Tye Aus 615 22.02 8.87 658 v Pak at Harare 2018

16 (+2) Chris Jordan Eng 611 28.00 8.77 628 v Ind at Nagpur 2017

17 (-6) Y. Chahal Ind 609 19.93 7.90 706 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2018

18 ( - ) B. Kumar Ind 608 25.83 6.97 622 v SA at Cape Town 2018

19 (-9) Imran Tahir SA 602 14.95 6.77 795 v NZ at Auckland 2017

20 (+1) David Willey Eng 595 24.67 8.44 615 v Ind at Cardiff 2018



All-rounders (top five)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Highest Rating

1 ( - ) Glenn Maxwell Aus 362 395 v Eng at Melbourne 2018

2 ( - ) S. Al Hasan Ban 338 407 v Pak at Mirpur 2015

3 ( - ) M. Nabi Afg 313 323 v Ban at Dehradun 2018

4 ( - ) Mahmudullah Ban 240! 240 v Win at Mirpur 2018

5 ( - ) Thisara Perera SL 219! 219 v NZ at Auckland 2019