South African-born Black Caps batsman Devon Conway rose ten places to 62nd on the ICC T20I rankings after the series against Pakistan.
Conway continues to climb
Conway struck 63 in the third and final T20I, a match New Zealand lost after claiming the series with successive wins.
Black Caps batsman Tim Seifert and fast bowler Tim Southee attained career-best positions in the T20I rankings after their contributions to the series win over Pakistan.
Seifert jumped 24 places to ninth position after an incredible run of form against Pakistan that saw him aggregate 176 runs and earn the player of the series award. He smashed career-best 84 not out off 63 balls in the second match in Hamilton. Seifert had a previous highest ranking of 32nd in August this year.
Veteran quick Southee’s six wickets in the series lifted him from 13th to seventh position in the rankings for bowlers. His efforts included a haul of four for 21 in the second match which enabled him to better his previous best of 10th position on the T20I rankings achieved in November last year. Southee has reached the top 10 in all three formats during his career, having career-bests of fourth in Tests and ninth in ODIs.
Glenn Phillips (up 15 places to a career-best 72nd) is the other Black Caps batsman to move up in the list while fast bowler Scott Kuggeleijn broke into the top 100 after progressing from 134th to 92nd place on the bowling rankings with five wickets in the series.
Slim pickings for Pakistan
Mohammad Hafeez’s 140 runs, which included an unbeaten 99 in the second match, saw the Pakustan batsman gain 14 places to reach 33rd position.
Wicketkeeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan’s 158 runs, which included a match-winning 89 in the final game, lifted him 152 places to 158th position.
Pakistan’s bowlers had a little more progress to mark, with Faheem Ashraf charging up 22 places to 13th position while Shaheen Afridi gained 11 rungs to reach a career-best 16th rankings spot. Harif Rauf’s five wickets in the series helped him climb 42 places to 67th on the T20I rankings.
In the Team Rankings, Pakistan dropped three points while New Zealand gained three, but the two nations hold onto their fourth and sixth positions.
ICC T20I Rankings
ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings (as of 23 December, after the New Zealand-Pakistan series):
Batting (top 10)
|1||( – )||Dawid Malan||England||915!||53.43||149||915 v SA at Cape Town 2020|
|2||( – )||Babar Azam||Pakistan||820||50.93||130||896 v Eng at Cardiff 2019|
|3||( – )||Lokesh Rahul||India||816||44.05||145||854 v Eng at Old Trafford 2018|
|4||( – )||Aaron Finch||Australia||808||37.70||154||901 v Zim at Harare 2018|
|5||( – )||Rassie van der Dussen||South Africa||744*!||38.71||137||744 v Eng at Cape Town 2020|
|6||(+1)||Glenn Maxwell||Australia||701||33.07||158||838 v SL at Adelaide 2019|
|7||(+1)||Virat Kohli||India||697||50.48||138||897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014|
|8||(-2)||Colin Munro||New Zealand||695||31.34||156||830 v Pak at Dubai 2018|
|9||(+24)||Tim Seifert||New Zealand||685!||27.83||139||685 v Pak at Napier 2020|
|10||(-1)||Hazratullah Zazai||Afghanistan||676*||40.71||155||736 v WI at Lucknow 2019|
Other selected rankings
|33||(+14)||Mohammad Hafeez||Pakistan||516||27.98||121||650 v SL at Dubai 2013|
|62=||(+10)||Devon Conway||New Zealand||431*||58.00||150||459 v WI at Bay Oval 2020|
|72=||(+15)||Glenn Phillips||New Zealand||400*!||24.84||137||400 v Pak at Napier 2020|
|158=||(+152)||Mohammad Rizwan||Pakistan||232*!||22.35||109||232 v NZ at Napier 2020|
Bowling (top 10)
|1||( – )||Rashid Khan||Afghanistan||736||12.62||6.14||816 v Ban at Dehradun 2018|
|2||( – )||Mujeeb-ur-Rahman||Afghanistan||730||17.72||6.15||745 v Ire at Greater Noida 2020|
|3||( – )||Adil Rashid||England||700||25.80||7.52||716 v WI at St Kitts 2019|
|4||( – )||Adam Zampa||Australia||685||21.23||6.60||720 v SL at Brisbane 2019|
|5||( – )||Tabraiz Shamsi||South Africa||680||33.28||7.68||699 v Eng at Paarl 2020|
|6||( – )||Ashton Agar||Australia||664||20.86||6.87||717 v Eng at Southampton 2020|
|7||(+6)||Tim Southee||New Zealand||636*||25.95||8.42||638 v Eng at Nelson 2019|
|8||(+1)||Sheldon Cottrell||West Indies||634||21.81||7.89||648 v NZ at Auckland 2020|
|9||(-2)||Mitchell Santner||New Zealand||628||22.03||7.49||724 v Pak at Wellington 2018|
|10||( – )||Chris Jordan||England||618||25.31||8.70||659 v NZ at Wellington 2019|
Other selected rankings
|13||(+22)||Faheem Ashraf||Pakistan||609||23.06||7.20||656 v SA at Cape Town 2019|
|16||(+11)||Shaheen Afridi||Pakistan||597!||23.77||7.78||597 v NZ at Napier 2020|
|67||(+42)||Haris Rauf||Pakistan||422*!||23.25||8.65||422 v NZ at Napier 2020|
|92=||(+42)||Scott Kuggeleijn||New Zealand||373*!||33.38||9.07||373 v Pak at Napier 2020|
All-rounders (top five)
|1||(-)||Mohammad Nabi||Afghanistan||294||355 v Ban at Mirpur 2019|
|2||(-)||Shakib Al Hasan||Bangladesh||268||409 v Pak at Mirpur 2015|
|3||(-)||Glenn Maxwell||Australia||220||368 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2016|
|4||(-)||Richie Berrington||Scotland||194||204 v Ire at Malahide 2019|
|5||(-)||Sean Williams||Zimbabwe||190||225 v Nepal at Singapore 2019|
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