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Kuldeep vaults to career-best No.2 in ICC T20I rankings

IANS  |  Dubai 

India's wrist spinner rose one place to take a career-best second spot in the ICC mens T20I rankings after returning 2/26 in the final match against which the men-in-blue lost by four runs to go down 1-2 in the series.

The 24-year-old Indian is now only behind Afghanistan leg-spinner in the table, according to an International Council (ICC) release.

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.

Among other Indians, left-arm spinner rose 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 in the ICC T20I rankings for batsmen.

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.

In the ICC 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. 16:06 IST
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