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ICC MRF Tyres T20I Bowler Rankings: For The First Time Kuldeep Yadav Enters In The Top 5 List

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| November 26 , 2018 , 17:55 IST

India's left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav and Aussie spinner Adam Zampa are the latest entry into the top-5 bowlers list in the latest ICC MRF tyres T20I Rankings released on Monday.

Both the spinner from the respected team had entered the top-5 rankings for the very first time in their careers. The latest player rankings include performances in the one-off T20I between Australia and South Africa and the T20I series between Australia and India.

In the ICC T20I batting rankings, India's Shikhar Dhawan has attained the biggest gain, as he rose five places up to a career-high 11th position. The rankings hike was a result of the rich form Dhawan was in as he scored 76 and 41 runs, while the second match in Melbourne was washed-out. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma have both dropped two places to go sixth and ninth place respectively.

It is learnt that Kuldeep Yadav has jumped 20 places to claim the third position, while Zampa has leapt 17 places to occupy the fifth place. The two wrist-spinners have edged out seamers Jasprit Bumrah of India and Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rahman out of the top-20 to increase the number of slow bowlers to 13 in the top-20 list.

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The spinners who lost points while attaining place from the top-20 are South Africa’s Imran Tahir on ninth (down by three places), Yuzvendra Chahal in 11th (down by seven places), Australia’s Billy Stanlake in 14th (down by five places) and Andrew Tye in 18th (down by eight places).

It is learnt that no change were witnessed at the top of the rankings with Pakistan's Babar Azam was a consistent top-ranked batsman, while Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan is the top-ranked bowler and Glenn Maxwell of Australia is the leading all-rounder.