India left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who took four wickets across the three Twenty20 Internationals against Australia, moved up a whopping 20 places to No.3
India left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who took four wickets across the three Twenty20 Internationals against Australia, moved up a whopping 20 places to No.3

India left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who took four wickets across the three T20Is against Australia, moved up a whopping 20 places to No.3. Adam Zampa, the Australia leggie, meanwhile made a 17-spot leap to No.5 after picking three wickets against India across two bowling innings, including a match-winning spell of 2/22 in the first match.

Krunal Pandya, who claimed a stunning 4/36 in India’s series levelling-win in the third game, rose 66 places to No.98, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah held their places at No.19 and No.21 respectively.

In the batting department, the results were mixed. India opener Shikhar Dhawan moved up five places to No.11 after his knocks of 76 and 41, but Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul slipped two spots to No.6 and No.9 respectively, while Virat Kohli kept his spot at No.14 after scores of 4 and 61* – the latter a match-winning effort.

For Australia, skipper Aaron Finch, who failed to really be his destructive self in all four games including the one-off T20I against South Africa, slipped one spot to the third rank, but Glenn Maxwell rose to the fifth place from No.6 after scores of 38, 46, 19 and 13.

Australia quicks Billy Stanlake and Andrew Tye slipped five places to No.14 and eight places to No.18 respectively, the top 10 bowlers’ list now features nine spinners – Pakistan’s Faheem Ashraf the lone quick among the top names.