Rankings Boost For SKY As India Star Registers Career-High Rating

Dubai: The accolades continue to roll in for Suryakumar Yadav as the India dynamo and world’s best T20I batter reached a new career-high rating on the updated MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Batting Rankings.

Suryakumar reached the rating of 910 points after he stroked a quickfire innings of 47 during the first match of India’s ongoing series against New Zealand in Ranchi as the exciting right-hander maintained his healthy lead at the top of the T20I rankings for batters.

While Suryakumar played a more composed knock of 26* in the second match of the series, the 32-year-old dropped back to a total of 908 rating points as a result.

He will have an opportunity to improve on his record in the third and deciding match of the series in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.

It also means Suryakumar remains within striking distance of England batter Dawid Malan in the race to hold the highest rating of all time for Men’s T20I batters.

While just how high Suryakumar can rise dominates much of the interest surrounding the latest set of T20I rankings, a host of New Zealand players have been the biggest movers on the updated charts for both batters and bowlers.

New Zealand opener Finn Allan jumps eight places to 19th on the list for batters, while teammate Daryl Mitchell improves nine spots to 29th overall following his unbeaten half-century in the opening match against India.

But it is perhaps fellow Kiwi Mitchell Santner that has made the most eye-catching move, with the all-rounder impressing with both bat and ball in India.

Santner top-scored for New Zealand with 19 in the second match of the series and has been economical with the ball while collecting two wickets with his valuable left-arm orthodox spin.

The 30-year-old jumps up two places to ninth overall on the latest list for T20I bowlers and is also rewarded with a five-spot rise to 23rd on the updated rankings for all-rounders.

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