Last Update on: July 14th, 2021 at 04:26 pm
In the latest ICC rankings, after an action-packed week of cricket, West Indies spinner Fabian Allen has entered into the top 10 bowlers in T20Is. The left-arm spinner has picked 3 wickets in 3 matches at a brilliant economy of 6.54 in West Indies’ series win over Australia. Fabian Allen gained 16 spots to reach the 10th position, pushing down New Zealand’s Mitchell Santner.
Fabian Allen’s teammates — Sheldon Cottrell (up two places to 22nd), Dwayne Bravo (up seven places to 37th), and Obed McKoy (up 15 places to 38th) all made moves up in the rankings.
Other West Indies batters also ascended in the batting rankings: Shimron Hetmyer, up to 62nd; Lendl Simons, up to 64th; Chris Gayle and Andre Russell, tied in 103rd place.
Australia’s Ashton Agar dropped points as he picked just a solitary wicket in two matches and leaked runs at 8.00 an over; Mujeeb Ur Rahman replaced him at the number 5 spot. Fast bowler Mitchell Starc, despite being wicket-less in two matches and picking just one wicket in the third and conceding at 8.66, has advanced five places and is now in 29th position.
Babar Azam consolidates top ODI spot with a century against England:
Pakistan captain Babar Azam struck a classy century in the third ODI against England. With that, he consolidated his position at the top of the ODI batsmen rankings keeping Virat Kohli at bay after failures in the first couple of ODIs. Pakistan, though, lost the series 3-0.
England pacer Saqib Mahmood (up 89 places to 63rd), Ireland’s Craig Young (up four places to 78th) and Joshua Little (up 22 places to 86th) gained points and climbed up the rankings.
Ireland duo of William Porterfield (up five places to 74th) and Harry Tector (up 37 places to 90th) also made progress following their match-winning efforts against South Africa.
For the Test rankings, influenced by the game between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, Mahmudullah, who is retiring from the longest format, jumped 19 places to 44th spot after his match-winning ton. Liton Das has gained 15 places and is now 55th. Spinner Mehidy Hasan scaled six places to 24th after finishing with a nine-wicket haul in the match.
For Zimbabwe, Brendan Taylor, for his scores of 81 and 92 saw him move up seven places to 28th position. Bowlers Blessing Muzarabani (six places up to 45th) and Donald Tiripano (three places up to 76th) also rose in the rankings.