Aiden Markram and Josh Hazlewood storm into top 10 in latest ICC T20I rankings

Aiden Markram has risen significantly in the latest ICC Men’s T20I rankings as a result of his outstanding performances for South Africa. Markram’s unbeaten innings of 52 in just 25 balls in South Africa’s win over Group 1 table-toppers England has propelled him to third place in the T20I batters rankings. Markram’s batsmanship has also helped him break into the top ten all-rounders, moving him up seven spots to No. 7. Rassie van der Dussen, a South African teammate, also broke into the top ten batter rankings, climbing six spots to tenth in the most recent update. Van der Dussen’s 94* Player of the Match knock against England was essential in the team’s victory.

Van der Dussen hit a Player of the Match-winning 94* against England, guiding the Proteas to a mammoth 189-run total. South Africa’s victory over England was not enough, as they were eliminated from the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup on the basis of net run rate, despite winning four of their five games. KL Rahul has climbed up to No. 5 after three fifties in India’s last three matches. Rahul was great against Afghanistan, Scotland, and Namibia after returning modest scores against Pakistan and New Zealand, but the innings came too late for India, who left the tournament in the Super 12 round.

The Australian bowling tandem of Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood climbed the ranks for bowlers. Both bowlers have been in excellent form recently, assisting Australia in reaching the World Cup semi-finals. Zampa’s five-for against Bangladesh has propelled him to No. 5, while Hazlewood’s four-wicket haul against West Indies has propelled him to No. 8.

Tim Southee, who has taken five wickets since the last update, has risen three places to No. 9 in the bowling rankings. In the most recent update, Australia’s dominance was maintained, with Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh rising in the all-rounder ranks. Maxwell moved up three spots to No. 4 in the all-rounder rankings, while Marsh moved up five spots to No. 9. Wanindu Hasaranga, the Sri Lankan sensation, received a career-high rating (173) for all-rounders, moving him up one rank to No. 3.