ICC T20 Rankings: Muhammad Hafeez, Tom Banton Make Huge Gains
Pakistan’s experienced middle-order batsman Mohammad Hafeez and England opener Tom Banton have made significant gains in the ICC men’s T20 international player rankings after their fine shows in the three-match series.
Banton’s tally of 137 runs, including a knock of 71 in the washed out opening match, saw him gain an astounding 152 places to reach 43rd position. Hafeez took the spot behind him, moving up from 68th to 44th after topping the series with 155 runs including a player of the match effort of 86 not-out in the final match. Dawid Malan moved back into the top five after aggregating 84 runs in the series. Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan’s five wickets, including a haul of three for 34 in the second match, have lifted him one place to eighth position.
In the men's team rankings, England remain in second position and Pakistan fourth in the list led by Australia.