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ICC T20I Rankings: Deepak Chahar jumps 88 places after record six-wicket haul

ICC T20I Rankings: Deepak Chahar, who forged a world record of registering the best-ever bowling figures (6/7) in T20I history against Bangladesh on Sunday, has catapulted himself by 88 spots to move to 42nd in the bowlers’ list of ICC T20I rankings.

In just 20 balls in the series decider in Nagpur, the 27-year-old Rajasthan seamer dismantled the Bangladesh batting order to hand India a 30-run victory. But the list, however, was led by slower bowlers, with the top five consisting only of spinners. While Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan tops the list, New Zealand’s Mitchell Santner is just behind him on the second position — his best position since he topped the table in January 2018.

The latest update includes the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019, the series between Australia and Pakistan, between New Zealand and England, as well as the one between India and Bangladesh.

Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma maintained his dominance on the shortest format of the game by remaining India’s top-ranked batsman at seventh position, while KL Rahul moved up a place to eight after his sixth T20I half-century on Sunday.

After his record-breaking century against New Zealand, scoring the fastest ton in a T20I for his country, England’s Dawid Malan has carved out a place in the batting charts, grabbing the third position in the list.

England captain Eoin Morgan and New Zealand opener Martin Guptill have also made notable movements to take joint ninth place while Jonny Bairstow has reached a career-best 498 rating points and is in the top 40 for the first time.

Bangladesh batsman Mohammad Naim’s 143 runs in three matches saw him at the joint-38th position along with Bairstow, one slot behind Tony Ura, the top-ranked Papua New Guinea batsman.

In the all-rounders’ table, Glenn Maxwell’s continued absence has enabled Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi to move above him to take the top spot for the first time, while Oman’s Zeeshan Maqsood has moved up from 11th to sixth.

In the team rankings, Pakistan continued at the top with 270 points but Australia was only one point behind them after winning their three-match series 2-0.

England, South Africa and India occupied the next three positions and were within five points of each other as teams gear up for next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia.

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