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Indian batter Suryakumar Yadav maintained his second position while compatriot Shreyas Iyer rose six places to 19th in the latest ICC T20 ranking released on Wednesday. Suryakumar is the best placed Indian with 805 points on the batting list led by Pakistani Babar Azam. Iyer, who had hit a 40-ball 64 in the last T20 after an understated show in the first four games of the recently concluded series against the West Indies, has 578 points.
Among the bowlers, spinners Ravi Bishnoi and Kuldeep Yadav also made huge gains in the rankings.
21-year-old Bishnoi, who scalped six wickets in two matches in the T20I series against the Windies, galloped 50 places to take 44th place, while Kuldeep, who had three wickets in the final match, took 58 places to 87th.
However, senior pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar dropped to 9th place despite a good performance in the West Indies.
South African Reeza Hendricks is the main winner in the T20 rankings, climbing to 13th position with punches of 74 and 42 in a 2-0 series win over Ireland.
South African spinner Keshav Maharaj has moved up 10 places to 18th among bowlers, while fast bowlers Lungi Ngidi (23rd) from South Africa and Lockie Ferguson from New Zealand (31st) are others higher on the map .
Pakistani captain Babar Azam has managed to hold onto his mantle as the No. 1 ranked T20I batter, while Australian Josh Hazlewood and Mohammad Nabi of Afghanistan continue to top the list as the best bowler and all-rounder respectively.
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