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Kuldeep Yadav scales new heights in T20I rankings

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Indian spinner has moved up one place to take a career-best second position in the International Council (ICC) men's T20I rankings after grabbing two for 26 in the final match against which his side lost by four runs to go 2-1 down in the series.

The 24-year-old accounted for well-set openers and in the only match he played during the series and reaped immediate dividends. He is now only behind Afghanistan leg-spinner in the table.

Indian Left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya is another slow bowler to move up as he advanced 39 places to a career-best 58th while openers (up three places to seventh) and Shikhar Dhawan (up one place to 11th) have made progress with some useful knocks.

For New Zealand, (up one place to 12th), (up seven places to 51st) and (up 87 places to a career-best 83rd) among batsmen and (up seven places to 30th) among bowlers are some notable gainers.

Spinners of (up five places to fourth position) and of (up four places to 10th) have also moved up in the latest rankings update that includes two other series which saw beat and beat the by identical 2-1 margins.

For South Africa, left-arm fast bowler Beuran Hendricks's eight wickets against have helped him re-enter the rankings at a career-best 81st position while his compatriot has gained seven slots to reach a career-best 21st position after finishing with six wickets. Andile Phehlukwayo has also advanced 15 places to a career-best 23rd position with five wickets.

Among their batsmen, (up from 20th to 17th) and Reeza Hendricks (up from 73rd to 42nd) have been the main gainers.

Pakistan's continues at the top of the batsmen's list after scoring 151 runs in the series while has gained 19 places to reach 56th position after aggregating 98 runs. has moved up 28 places to a career-best 48th position among bowlers.

The UAE's Shaiman Anwar has risen to 15th among batsmen with a gain of two slots while has gained three places to reach 12th position among bowlers.

Nepal's has gained five places to reach 90th position while Basant Regmi (up four places) and Sompal Kami (up 22 places) are in joint 70th position among bowlers.

In the ICC men's T20I team rankings, have overtaken and England to third place while have overtaken the UAE marginally to be in 14th position even as they come on to the table within a week of similarly crossing the threshold of eight matches and gaining entry onto the ODI table.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 12:03 IST