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Jos Buttler, Shaheen Afridi take giant leaps in T20I rankings ahead of T20 World Cup 2024

Jos Buttler, Shaheen Afridi take giant leaps in T20I rankings ahead of T20 World Cup 2024

The T20 World Cup 2024 is set to beging from June 2nd and the rise in ranking will be a major morale boost for the players and the team

Players from Pakistan, West Indies, and England have made significant strides in the final update of the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings before the T20 World Cup 2024. Despite some matches in England’s home series against Pakistan being disrupted by bad weather, players from both sides have managed to climb the rankings just days before the tournament kicks off in the West Indies and USA. Meanwhile, India’s Suryakumar Yadav will enter the T20 World Cup as the No.1 ranked T20I batter, and England’s Adil Rashid will begin the tournament as the No.1 ranked T20I bowler.

Jos Buttler, Bairstow climb spots ahead of T20 World Cup 2024.

For England, captain Jos Buttler has climbed one spot to seventh in the T20I batter rankings, thanks to his impressive innings of 84 in Birmingham. Meanwhile, Jonny Bairstow has made a significant leap, moving up eight places to 36th following his knock of 21 in the same match. On the bowler’s front for England, Reece Topley has improved by one spot to ninth.

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Fakhar Zaman, Shaheen Afridi rise ranks in new ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings

From Pakistan, Fakhar Zaman was the top scorer in that match, and his quickfire 45 off just 21 deliveries has propelled him up six spots to 51st in the T20I batter rankings. The Pakistan bowling attack also saw notable improvements. Shaheen Afridi rose three places to equal 11th, Haris Rauf climbed two spots to 25th, and Imad Wasim jumped 14 places to 38th after their recent performances with the ball.

West Indies’ Gudakesh Motie leap to 27th spot

The West Indies players have also made significant gains following their series sweep over South Africa. Brandon King has moved up five spots to eighth in the T20I batter rankings, while Johnson Charles has surged 17 places to 20th, and Kyle Mayers has climbed 12 spots to 31st. Additionally, Gudakesh Motie, who was named Player of the Series for his eight wickets against South Africa, made the most dramatic leap in the T20I bowler rankings, moving from outside the top 100 to 27th overall.

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