Zimbabwe all-rounder Sean Williams has made his way through to the top 10 of ICC’s men’s T20I all-rounder rankings announced on Wednesday after his terrific performances with both bat and ball in the recently-concluded series against Scotland.
Zimbabwe won the 3-match series, which was played in Zimbabwe by a 2-1 margin and Sean Williams contributed significantly to the series win. The left-handed batsman was the second-highest run-scorer for Zimbabwe with 89 runs at an average of 44.5 while striking at 104.7.
He hit a crucial 60* in their 10-run win during the second T20I. In the same match, Sean Williams also picked up the wicket of Richie Berrington, which proved to be a match-turning point, tilting the scales in Zimbabwe’s favour. The 34-year-old also gained 13 places in the batting list up to the 78th spot.
Sean Williams’ teammate Richard Ngarava attained a career-best ranking amongst bowlers – he moved up 43 places to the 36th position after impressive displays with the ball. In the three matches, he scalped four wickets at an economy of just 6.08.
Also, Juke Jongwe and Tendai Chatara, who were the joint-highest wicket-takers in the series, jumped 29 and 27 spots respectively to No.58 and No.90.
For Scotland, Michael Leask, who scored 53 runs and took 3 wickets, made progress in rankings for all-rounders – the spin-bowling all-rounder jumped 33 places up to No.53 station.
Further, players made gains in the ODI rankings during the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 games between Oman, the USA and Nepal. Oman’s Jatinder Singh fizzed past 115 spots to a career-best 120 in the batsman rankings.
USA’s Monank Patel moved 12 places to No. 101. Zeeshan Maqsood, who scored 83 runs and picked up two wickets in the last three games for Oman, moved 19 places to the 52nd spot.
Scotland and Oman are part of the T20 World Cup this year, slated for October-November in Oman and the UAE; Zimbabwe are not.