February 25, 2021

Seifert and Southee achieve career-bests in T20I Rankings

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New Zealand opener Tim Seifert and fast bowler Tim Southee have attained career-best positions after playing important roles in a 2-1 series win over Pakistan.

Seifert has advanced 24 slots to a career-best ninth position after a fine run in the home series saw him top the aggregate with 176 runs while Southee’s six wickets in the series have lifted him from 13th to seventh position.

Seifert, who was named player of the series with the high point being a career-best 84 not out off 63 balls in the second match in Hamilton, had a previous highest ranking of 32nd in August this year.

Southee’s six wickets, which included a haul of four for 21 in the second match, enabled him to better his previous best of 10th position accomplished in November last year. Southee has thus reached the top 10 in all three formats during his career, having career-bests of fourth in Tests and ninth in ODIs.

Devon Conway (up 10 places to 62nd) and Glenn Phillips (up 15 places to a career-best 72nd) are the other New Zealand players to move up in the batting list while fast bowler Scott Kuggeleijn has progressed from 134th to 92nd place after finishing with five wickets in the series.

For Pakistan, Mohammad Hafeez’s 140 runs, which included an unbeaten 99 in the second match, see him gain 14 places to reach 33rd position. Mohammad Rizwan’s 158 runs, including a match-winning 89 in the final game, have lifted him 152 places to 158th position.

Pakistan’s bowlers had more to cheer about, with Faheem Ashraf moving up 22 places to 13th position, Shaheen Afridi gaining up 11 ranks to reach a career-best 16th position and Harif Rauf’s five wickets in the series helping him climb 42 places to 67th on the chart.

In the ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings, Pakistan have lost three points and New Zealand have gained three, but the two retain their fourth and sixth positions, respectively. 

ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings (as of 23 December, after the New Zealand-Pakistan series):

Batting (top 10)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeS/RHighest Rating
1( – )Dawid MalanEngland915!53.43149915 v SA at Cape Town 2020
2( – )Babar AzamPakistan82050.93130896 v Eng at Cardiff 2019
3( – )Lokesh RahulIndia81644.05145854 v Eng at Old Trafford 2018
4( – )Aaron FinchAustralia80837.70154901 v Zim at Harare 2018
5( – )Rassie van der DussenSouth Africa744*!38.71137744 v Eng at Cape Town 2020
6(+1)Glenn MaxwellAustralia70133.07158838 v SL at Adelaide 2019
7(+1)Virat KohliIndia69750.48138897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014
8(-2)Colin MunroNew Zealand69531.34156830 v Pak at Dubai 2018
9(+24)Tim SeifertNew Zealand685!27.83139685 v Pak at Napier 2020
10(-1)Hazratullah ZazaiAfghanistan676*40.71155736 v WI at Lucknow 2019

Other selected rankings

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeS/RHighest Rating
33(+14)Mohammad HafeezPakistan51627.98121650 v SL at Dubai 2013
62=(+10)Devon ConwayNew Zealand431*58.00150459 v WI at Bay Oval 2020
72=(+15)Glenn PhillipsNew Zealand400*!24.84137400 v Pak at Napier 2020
158=(+152)Mohammad RizwanPakistan232*!22.35109232 v NZ at Napier 2020

Bowling (top 10)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeEcoHighest Rating
1( – )Rashid KhanAfghanistan73612.626.14816 v Ban at Dehradun 2018
2( – )Mujeeb-ur-RahmanAfghanistan73017.726.15745 v Ire at Greater Noida 2020
3( – )Adil RashidEngland70025.807.52716 v WI at St Kitts 2019
4( – )Adam ZampaAustralia68521.236.60720 v SL at Brisbane 2019
5( – )Tabraiz ShamsiSouth Africa68033.287.68699 v Eng at Paarl 2020
6( – )Ashton AgarAustralia66420.866.87717 v Eng at Southampton 2020
7(+6)Tim SoutheeNew Zealand636*25.958.42638 v Eng at Nelson 2019
8(+1)Sheldon CottrellWest Indies63421.817.89648 v NZ at Auckland 2020
9(-2)Mitchell SantnerNew Zealand62822.037.49724 v Pak at Wellington 2018
10( – )Chris JordanEngland61825.318.70659 v NZ at Wellington 2019

Other selected rankings

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeEcoHighest Rating
13(+22)Faheem AshrafPakistan60923.067.20656 v SA at Cape Town 2019
16(+11)Shaheen AfridiPakistan597!23.777.78597 v NZ at Napier 2020
67(+42)Haris RaufPakistan422*!23.258.65422 v NZ at Napier 2020
92=(+42)Scott KuggeleijnNew Zealand373*!33.389.07373 v Pak at Napier 2020

All-rounders (top five)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsHighest Rating
1(-)Mohammad NabiAfghanistan294355 v Ban at Mirpur 2019
2(-)Shakib Al HasanBangladesh268409 v Pak at Mirpur 2015
3(-)Glenn MaxwellAustralia220368 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2016
4(-)Richie BerringtonScotland194204 v Ire at Malahide 2019
5(-)Sean WilliamsZimbabwe190225 v Nepal at Singapore 2019
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