India batter Suryakumar Yadav has further consolidated his position at the top of the ICC T20 International (T20I) rankings for batters, according to the recent ICC media release.
He scored a magnificent century in the second T20I against New Zealand that sees his gain 31 ranking points from the series taking his tally to 890 ranking points, 54 ahead of the next best batter, Mohammad Rizwan of Pakistan.
New Zealand wicketkeeper-batter Devon Conway, who impressed with his 59-run knock in Napier, moved to third spot, while Glenn Phillips too moved one place to seventh. Stand-in captain for the game Tim Southee, who picked up a hat-trick in the second T20I has also jumped two places to joint 14th in the T20I rankings for bowlers.
India won the three-match series 1-0 and Suryakumar was adjudged player of the series for scoring 124 runs at a strike-rate of over 203across the two completed matches at the Bay Oval and McLean Park, Napier.
In the associate world, USA, Namibia and Papua New Guinea are currently in the middle of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 tri-series in Windhoek. Some impressive performances with the bat sees Namibia skipper Gerhard Erasmus move two places into 48th while his American counterpart Monank Patel is up three places to 50 in the ODI rankings for batters.
USA fast bowler Saurabh Netravalkar has reached his career-best ranking of 31 in the ODI bowlers' rankings after striking twice against Namibia and PNG.