Indian Batsmen Shubman Gill and Yashasvi Jaiswal Dominate ICC T20I Rankings, Kuldeep Yadav Makes Strides Among Bowlers.
Despite a less fruitful Caribbean tour, Shubman Gill’s impressive half-century during the fourth T20I against West Indies in Florida propelled him to a career-best 25th position in the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings for batters. Gill’s ascent of 43 places comes on the heels of his scores of 77 and nine in the final two T20Is of the five-match series, clinched 3-2 by West Indies. Previously at 30th position, Gill achieved his personal best after his unbeaten 126 against New Zealand in Ahmedabad elevated him in February.
Gill’s opening companion, Yashasvi Jaiswal, who partnered with him to achieve a 165-run stand in the fourth game, has also demonstrated swift advancement. The left-handed batsman, who marked his debut in the third match of the series, surged up the rankings by over a thousand places, securing the 88th position due to his remarkable ‘player of the match’ performance. His undefeated 84 off 51 deliveries in the fourth T20I showcased his prowess.
Both Jaiswal and Gill, however, failed to get India off to a good start in the series-deciding T20I at the same venue. It turned out to be a crucial factor as India fell short of what can be termed a competitive T20 total. The visitors posted 165/9 which the West Indies chased down with two overs and eight wickets to spare to win the series.
West Indies opener Brandon King’s impressive unbeaten score of 85 off 55 balls has propelled him up by five positions to achieve a career-best 13th rank. Likewise, Kyle Mayers (ascending two spots to 45th) and Shimron Hetmyer (climbing 16 places to secure the 85th position) have also witnessed positive shifts in the rankings.
In the bowlers’ rankings, West Indies’ left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein has advanced by three positions, securing the 11th spot. Meanwhile, Jason Holder has gained two positions, now standing at 25th, following their respective two-wicket hauls in the concluding match. Additionally, Romario Shepherd’s decisive four-wicket performance has propelled him by 20 places to achieve the 63rd position.
India’s left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav has surged 23 places in the rankings, now occupying the 28th position, following his acquisition of two wickets in the fourth match.