Following the conclusion of Afghanistan-Ireland and Australia-India T20I series, the T20I rankings have been updated and Pakistan still lead the charts.
Pakistan and Babar Azam remain at the top whereas Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim have moved up one-ranking each in bowlers category.
The only Pakistani player to drop in rankings is Fakhar Zaman, who lost 3 places and is now ranked as the 9th best T20I batsman in the world.
The Afghanistan team took on Ireland which featured a record breaking innings from Hazartullah Zazai. The left-handed opener scored 162* from just 62 balls. He managed to gain a whopping 31 places to reach a career-best 7th position in the updated rankings.
Afghanistan are now ranking above Sri Lanka in the updated ICC T20I rankings, moving to 8th place.
278/3 – Highest T20I total
236 – Highest T20I partnership
16 – Most sixes in an individual T20I innings
162* – Second-highest T20I score
42 balls – Third-fastest men's T20I ton
— ICC (@ICC) February 23, 2019
Maxwell, who was the top-ranked batsman in the format a year ago, has gained two slots to reach third position after scores of 56 and 113* that helped complete a 2-0 victory in India, Australia’s first series win in over a decade against the winners of the inaugural ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2007.
Here are the top-10 teams according to rankings updated on 28th February:
The player rankings have also changed slightly but Pakistan’s Babar Azam still remains at the top.
|2.||Colin Munro||New Zealand||825|
|3. (+2)||Glen Maxwell||Australia||815|
|4. (-1)||Aaron Finch||Australia||782|
|5. (-1)||Evin Lewis||West Indies||751|
|6. (+4)||Lokesh Rahul||India||726|
|7. (+31)||H. Zazai||Afghanistan||718|
|8. (+8)||D’Arcy Short||Australia||715|
|9. (-3)||Fakhar Zaman||Pakistan||700|
|10. (-2)||Alex Hales||England||697|