New Zealand wicket-keeper/batsman Brendon McCullum and Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal have taken over as the leading batsman and bowler in the latest ICC Twenty20 players’ rankings.
The latest rankings that were released on Thursday incorporate the Pakistan-Australia, India-New Zealand and England-South Africa Twenty20 series that were forerunners to the ICC World Twenty20 2012.
Last week, Saeed Ajmal became the No 1 ranked bowler in the ICC players’ rankings for ODI bowlers, and his six wickets in the three-match Twenty20 series against Australia in Dubai has helped him to take the No 1 spot in the world in Twenty20 cricket – overtaking England’s Graeme Swann, who picked up three wickets in the three-match series against South Africa.
Saeed’s overall rating of 782 points is also a career best.
McCullum’s 55-ball 91 against India in Chennai on Tuesday helped move him to the top of the rankings table, while David Warner’s 59 – which included six sixes – for Australia against Pakistan in the third and final match at Dubai on Monday, has seen him leap six places up the rankings to fourth.
Read more: Dawn Cricket
Friday, September 14, 2012
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