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

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 (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge S/R Highest Rating
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

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

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

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

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Highest Rating
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

For more information on player rankings, please click here.

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