SA-born Black Caps batsman Conway continues to climb T20I rankings

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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)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeS/RHighest Rating
1( – )Dawid MalanEngland915!53.43149915 v SA at Cape Town 2020
2( – )Babar AzamPakistan82050.93130896 v Eng at Cardiff 2019
3( – )Lokesh RahulIndia81644.05145854 v Eng at Old Trafford 2018
4( – )Aaron FinchAustralia80837.70154901 v Zim at Harare 2018
5( – )Rassie van der DussenSouth Africa744*!38.71137744 v Eng at Cape Town 2020
6(+1)Glenn MaxwellAustralia70133.07158838 v SL at Adelaide 2019
7(+1)Virat KohliIndia69750.48138897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014
8(-2)Colin MunroNew Zealand69531.34156830 v Pak at Dubai 2018
9(+24)Tim SeifertNew Zealand685!27.83139685 v Pak at Napier 2020
10(-1)Hazratullah ZazaiAfghanistan676*40.71155736 v WI at Lucknow 2019

Other selected rankings

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeS/RHighest Rating
33(+14)Mohammad HafeezPakistan51627.98121650 v SL at Dubai 2013
62=(+10)Devon ConwayNew Zealand431*58.00150459 v WI at Bay Oval 2020
72=(+15)Glenn PhillipsNew Zealand400*!24.84137400 v Pak at Napier 2020
158=(+152)Mohammad RizwanPakistan232*!22.35109232 v NZ at Napier 2020

Bowling (top 10)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeEcoHighest Rating
1( – )Rashid KhanAfghanistan73612.626.14816 v Ban at Dehradun 2018
2( – )Mujeeb-ur-RahmanAfghanistan73017.726.15745 v Ire at Greater Noida 2020
3( – )Adil RashidEngland70025.807.52716 v WI at St Kitts 2019
4( – )Adam ZampaAustralia68521.236.60720 v SL at Brisbane 2019
5( – )Tabraiz ShamsiSouth Africa68033.287.68699 v Eng at Paarl 2020
6( – )Ashton AgarAustralia66420.866.87717 v Eng at Southampton 2020
7(+6)Tim SoutheeNew Zealand636*25.958.42638 v Eng at Nelson 2019
8(+1)Sheldon CottrellWest Indies63421.817.89648 v NZ at Auckland 2020
9(-2)Mitchell SantnerNew Zealand62822.037.49724 v Pak at Wellington 2018
10( – )Chris JordanEngland61825.318.70659 v NZ at Wellington 2019

Other selected rankings

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeEcoHighest Rating
13(+22)Faheem AshrafPakistan60923.067.20656 v SA at Cape Town 2019
16(+11)Shaheen AfridiPakistan597!23.777.78597 v NZ at Napier 2020
67(+42)Haris RaufPakistan422*!23.258.65422 v NZ at Napier 2020
92=(+42)Scott KuggeleijnNew Zealand373*!33.389.07373 v Pak at Napier 2020

All-rounders (top five)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsHighest Rating
1(-)Mohammad NabiAfghanistan294355 v Ban at Mirpur 2019
2(-)Shakib Al HasanBangladesh268409 v Pak at Mirpur 2015
3(-)Glenn MaxwellAustralia220368 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2016
4(-)Richie BerringtonScotland194204 v Ire at Malahide 2019
5(-)Sean WilliamsZimbabwe190225 v Nepal at Singapore 2019

For more information on player rankings, please click here.

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