There is no limit to Harry Tector’s rise in international cricket as he has entered the top-10 rankings for batters after scoring 206 runs in Ireland's recent ODI series against Bangladesh in Chelmsford.
The 23-year-old scored a scintillating 140-run knock against Bangladesh in the second game, and that has now put him ahead of the likes of Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, and Virat Kohli on the latest rankings update with 722 rating points.
That’s the highest ranking any Ireland batter has reached in his career. Even though Eoin Morgan had reached 712 in 2019, he was an England player by then. Earlier, Paul Stirling reached 697 points in June 2021.
With Ireland taking part in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe during June and July, he will also have another opportunity to better his rankings. Skipper Andy Balbirnie is a proud man and praised Tector’s evolution as a player.
"He's just got all the attributes to go on and be one of the greats of Irish cricket and I hope that we can help him on his way and he continues to put in scores for us. The more runs he gets for us, the better place we're going to be," Balbirnie said recently.