Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer. Image: BCCI

India’s recent clean sweep of Sri Lanka has had major ramifications on the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings with the Men in Blue players Shreyas Iyer and Bhuvneshwar Kumar seeing massive jumps in the rankings thanks to their performances.

India defeated Sri Lanka 3-0 in the T20I series, which comes after their 3-0 whitewashes in the 20-over format of New Zealand and West Indies before the Islanders. Add the three consecutive wins in the T20 World Cup 2021, India has equaled the world record of most consecutive wins in T20Is- 12, a record that they now share with Afghanistan and Romania.

Shreyas Iyer was the Player of the Series for his amazing haul of 204 runs in three T20Is against Sri Lanka, which included three unbeaten half-centuries in all three matches. He made his runs at the strike rate of 174. This has helped him jump 27 places to 18th on the latest batter rankings, while team-mate Bhuvneshwar Kumar jumped three spots to 17th on the bowler rankings.

Shreyas Iyer And Bhuvneshwar Kumar See Massive Jump In Latest Update Of ICC T20I Rankings
Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Credits: Twitter

Unfortunately, for India captain Rohit Sharma, he dropped two spots to 13th on the rankings after managing just 50 runs from three knocks against Sri Lanka.

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Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo: BCCI)

However, former India captain Virat Kohli dropped out of the top 10 after dropping five places to 15th after he was rested for the Sri Lanka three-match T20Is. Apart from this, Sri Lanka’s Pathum Nissanka scored an impressive 75 in the second game of the series and he was rewarded with a six-spot rise to ninth on the rankings.

Coming to the ICC Test rankings, the biggest mover was South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada who shot up three places to third following his impressive display against New Zealand. He took 10 wickets in the two-Test series which was drawn 1-1.

Dean Elgar-Kagiso Rabada
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Kiwi duo Kyle Jamieson, dropping to the fifth spot, and Tim Southee, dropping to the sixth spot, lost ground in the bowler rankings, with Australia captain Pat Cummins and India veteran Ravichandran Ashwin still leading the way.

Marnus Labuschagne remains as the top-ranked Test batter, with New Zealander Devon Conway jumping six places to 17th following his 92 in the second innings of the second Test against South Africa.

Afghanistani bowler Rashid Khan was the biggest gainer in ODI rankings, jumping six spots to ninth, while Mehidy Hasan Miraz dropped two spots to seventh following the series. Kiwi veteran Trent Boult remains the top-ranked ODI bowler, while Pakistan right-hander Babar Azam leads the way for batters.

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