Dubai [UAE], January 12 (Indiaprix): New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi came to the top five amongst the showers in the updated ICC T20I player rankings released on Saturday.
After Black Caps' 35-day victory over 3/30 Sri Lanka with impressive figures, the 26-year-old jumped to two places to reach fourth place, equivalent to English leggie Adil Rashid.
The quick bowling alley of Lockh, Lockie Ferguson, also took three people into the game, giving him a sharp 37-seat raise on a chart led by Rashid Khan.
Sri Lankan bowlers Lasith Malinga and Kasun Rajitha who shook New Zealand before the Black Caps returned. Malinga, who asked for two scalps, raised 10 seats to reach 53 and Rajitha 21 so they could settle down at 167.
Thisara Perera, which has been a red hot form with a bat, also made significant gains in both battles and all-rounder tables. His brilliant 43 earned him eight seat speeds to reach the number 31 on the punch table when he got to one place to reach the fifth number led by Glenn Maxwell. ICC T20I Classification for all cyclists.
New ZealandColin Munro is still the highest ranked batsman on his behalf, retaining his second position behind Pakistan's Babar Azam after he made a brisk 16.
But the main factors in the Black Caps camp were Doug Bracewell and his debut Scott Kuggeleijn. When Bracewell had made his best career 44, he raised 31 seats to get 175, while Kuggeleijn made impressive entry to 197th.
Niroshan Dickwell's Wicket Bracewell also made a 40-seat jump to number 89 at the bowling alley and Kuggeleijn started after 227 when Kusal Perera's scalping, which made 23 to get one seat at 23 in the chart, retaining Sri Lanka's highest score . (I-ALPHA)