Kuldeep Yadav grabs second position in ICC T20 Rankings

Vastavam web: Talented wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav has moved up a notch to grab a career-best second position in the latest ICC T20 International rankings. Kuldeep scalped two for 26 in the final T20I against New Zealand, which his side lost by four runs to go 2-1 down in the series. The 24-year-old accounted for well-set openers Tim Seifert and Colin Munro in the only match he played during the series and reaped immediate dividends. He is now second only to Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan in the table.

In the batsmen’s list, Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma swapped three places with compatriot KL Rahul, who didn’t feature in the recently-concluded series. The batting chart is headed by talented Pakistani batsman Babar Azam. Rohit is seventh as per latest rankings while Rahul has slipped to 10th place. Rohit’s opening partner Shikhar Dhawan has gained a place to be 11th while Virat Kohli’s absence from the series affected his ranking. The Indian skipper dropped foaur places to be jointly 19th with Zimbabwe’s Hamilton Masakadza. Left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya was another spinner to move up as he advanced 39 places to a career-best 58th.