Stoinis dethrones Nabi as top-ranked T20 all-rounder

West Indies' bowlers have shone the brightest so far in the T20 tournament, and the rankings reflect that.
Marcus Stoinis bats during the men's T20 World Cup cricket match between Australia and Scotland
Marcus Stoinis bats during the men's T20 World Cup cricket match between Australia and Scotland(Photo | AP)

DUBAI: Australia's Marcus Stoinis on Wednesday toppled Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi as the number one all-rounder in the latest ICC T20 rankings.

Stoinis snared six wickets and also made valuable contributions with the bat to help Australia cruise to the Super Eights in the ongoing T20 World Cup.

While Stoinis climbed a spot to become the premier all-rounder, Nabi dropped three places, with Sri Lanka skipper Wanindu Hasaranga and Bangladesh veteran Shakib Al Hasan also rising to the second and third spots, respectively.

West Indies' bowlers have shone the brightest so far in the tournament, and the rankings reflect that.

Left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein has moved six places to be second in the bowlers' list, led by England spinner Adil Rashid.

Alzarri Joseph has also moved up six spaces to 11th, while teammate Gudakesh Motie has surged 16 spots up the rankings into 13th.

India's Suryakumar Yadav retained his spot as the top-ranked batter in the shortest format, with Phil Salt, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan static on second third and fourth respectively.

Australian opener Travis Head is up five places to fifth, while West Indies wicketkeeper batter Nicholas Pooran has jumped eight places to 11th. West Indies' Sherfane Rutherford leapfrogged 43 places to 42nd.

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