England captain Eoin Morgan and South Africa wrist-spinner Tabraiz Shamsi have entered the top 10 T20I Rankings for batsmen and bowlers respectively, after their superlative performances in the recently-concluded three-match series between the two sides.
Morgan scored 136 runs from three innings at an average of 68 and was the only batsman to register two fifty-plus scores in the series. He went past India captain Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma to claim the ninth position in the latest released ICC T20I Batting Rankings.
South Africa skipper Quinton de Kock, meanwhile, climbed as many as 10 spots to occupy the 16th position, after having registered scores of 31, 65 and 35.
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Among the bowlers, left-arm spinner Shamsi broke into the top 10, climbing up nine positions to occupy the eighth spot, while Adil Rashid replaced Andile Phehlukwayo in the sixth position.
As for the all-rounders, Dwaine Pretorius was the only notable gainer as he climbed up 39 spots to take the 46th position, while Ben Stokes achieved a career-high rating to take the 30th spot.
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is currently the top-ranked batsman, followed by India opener KL Rahul and Australia captain Aaron Finch, while the bowling and the all-rounders charts are led by Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi respectively.
Also, England have retained their third position in the team rankings and their series win over South Africa has taken them within two points of second-placed Australia.