DUBAI: Australia’s Glenn Maxwell has surged to the top of the all-rounders’ list while also making a huge jump to reach a career-best third position in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Players Rankings for T20I Batsmen.

Maxwell, who smashed aggressive knocks of 145 not out and 66 in the two-match series against Sri Lanka in Pallekele and Colombo that his team won 2-0, has leapfrogged Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi and Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan to become the top-ranked T20I all-rounder with his performance in the first match and consolidated it in the second.

Maxwell has also gained16 places in the batsmen’s rankings, which is led by India’s Virat Kohli with Australia’s Aaron Finch in second place. Kohli is comfortably placed with 820 points but Maxwell has moved to 763 points, just eight less than Finch.

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has moved up four places to 60th rank in the batsmen’s list with scores of 58 and four in the two matches while his team-mate Chamara Kapugedera has moved up 18 slots to reach 72nd rank after scoring 43 and seven.

Tillakaratne Dilshan, a former top-ranked batsman (in June 2009), has retired at 19th rank. In the all-rounders’ list he is in15th position after playing his last match in Colombo and is ranked 119th in the bowlers’ list. His best rank as an all-rounder was fifth in March 2012 while as a bowler his highest rank was 18th in January 2007.

The one-off Twenty20 match at Old Trafford in which Pakistan beat England by nine wickets, has seen the visiting side’s Sharjeel Khan move up 28 places to 37th rank with his knock of 59 while his team-mate Khalid Latif’s unbeaten 59 has helped him move up 61 places to 120th rank.

Meanwhile, Hong Kong captain Babar Hayat has moved up the rankings with his knock of 49 that helped pull off a 40-run victory over Ireland. Hayat has moved up 19 places to the 38th slot with his performance as Hong Kong won the two-match series 1-0 with the second match abandoned due to rain.

In the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for T20I Bowlers, Australia pace bowler James Faulkner has jumped four places to move to fifth position with a career-best rating of 672 points after taking four wickets in the series against Sri Lanka while Mitchell Starc’s four wickets in the two matches has seen him re-enter the rankings at 20th place.

Pakistan left-arm spinner Imad Wasim (37th) and pace bowler Wahab Riaz (45th) are the others to move up the rankings after grabbing two and three wickets, respectively, in the match against England.

Hong Kong’s left-arm spinner Nadeem Ahmed has moved up two places to 28th position with his two wickets against Ireland while his team’s pace bowlers Aizaz Khan (34th) and Tanwir Afzal (38th) have also gained in the rankings.

In the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Team Rankings, Australia has gained one slot to reach fifth rank. It moved from 110 to 114 points to go past England, which has slipped from 116 to 113 after its loss to Pakistan in the one-off T20I.

Hong Kong’s 1-0 win in the two-match series against Ireland has helped it gain five points but it remains at 17th position. Ireland has lost six points to go down to 42 but maintains its 15th position.

MRF Tyres ICC T20I Rankings (as of 10 September 2016, after the Sri Lanka-Australia, England-Pakistan and Ireland-Hong Kong matches)

Rank   Team                    Points

1.     New Zealand         132

2.     India                      126

3.     West Indies           125

4.     South Africa          119

5.     Australia                114

6.     England                 113

7.     Pakistan                 107

8.     Sri Lanka                 94

9.     Afghanistan             78

10.  Bangladesh              74

11.  Netherlands              67

12.  Zimbabwe                62

13.  Scotland                   57

14.  UAE                         54

15.   Ireland                     42

16.  Oman                        37

17.  Hong Kong               34

PNG has T20I status but because it has not played eight rated T20Is during the period, it has not been ranked.

MRF Tyres ICC T20I Rankings

Batsmen (top 10)

Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team     Pts        Avge      S/R        Highest Rating

   1         ( - )        Virat Kohli          Ind         820       57.13    135        897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014

   2         ( - )        Aaron Finch         Aus        771       38.96    150        892 v Ban at Mirpur 2014

   3         (+16)     Glenn Maxwell    Aus        763!      29.35    167        763 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2016

   4         (-1)        Martin Guptill     NZ         754       34.73    131        793 v SA at Hamilton 2012

   5         (-1)        Faf du Plessis      SA         741       37.68    133        843 v Ban at Mirpur 2015

   6         ( - )        K. Williamson     NZ         719       34.53    124        737 v Pak at Hamilton 2016

   7         (-2)        Joe Root               Eng        708       37.50    137        750 v WI at Kolkata 2016

   8         (-1)        Alex Hales           Eng        705       31.42    134        866 v Ind at Edgbaston 2014

   9         (-1)        M.Shahzad           Afg        674       29.71    136        690 v SA at Mumbai 2016

  10        (-1)        Chris Gayle         WI         668       35.32    145        831 v Aus at Colombo (RPS) 2012

Other selected rankings

Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team     Pts         Avge      S/R         Highest Rating

19          (-4)        T. Dilshan            SL          607       28.19    120        802 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2009

  37        (+29)     Sharjeel Khan      Pak        506*!    27.08    144        506 v Eng at Old Trafford 2016

  38        (+19)     Babar Hayat         HK         500*!    30.29    131        500 v Ire at Bready 2016

  60        (+4)       D.Chandimal       SL          431       18.07    104        442 v Aus at Pallekele 2016

  72        (+18)     C. Kapugedera     SL          376       21.57    118        386 v Aus at Pallekele 2016

  80        (+8)       Kevin O'Brien     Ire          360*!    16.55    119        360 v HK at Bready 2016

Bowlers (top 10)

Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team     Pts         Avge      Eco       Highest Rating

   1         ( - )        Samuel Badree    WI         743       15.50    5.53      855 v Pak at Mirpur 2014

   2         ( - )        Imran Tahir         SA         740 !     15.37    6.48      740 v SL at Delhi 2016

   3         ( - )        Jasprit Bumrah    Ind         735        18.82    6.62      751 v Zim at Harare 2016

   4         ( - )        R.Ashwin             Ind         684        22.19    6.91      765 v SL at Visakhapatnam 2016

   5         (+4)       James Faulkner   Aus        672!      19.51    8.08      672 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2016

   6         ( - )        Kyle Abbott         SA         671!      22.26    7.96      671 v SL at Delhi 2016

   7         ( - )        Sunil Narine        WI         668        19.00    5.95      817 v Pak at St. Vincent 2013

   8         (-3)        Shahid Afridi       Pak        661        24.35    6.61      814 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2009

   9         (-1)        Adam Milne        NZ         655*     21.80    7.36      661 v Pak at Mohali 2016

  10        ( - )        M.Nabi                Afg         638 !     23.95    6.90      638 v WI at Nagpur 2016

Other selected rankings

Rank     (+/-)       Player                 Team     Pts        Avge      Eco       Highest Rating

20         (RE)       Mitchell Starc     Aus        593       18.86    6.77      702 v Pak at Dubai 2014

28         (+2)       Nadeem Ahmed   HK         562       20.68    6.45      565 v Afg at Nagpur 2016

34         (+11)     Aizaz Khan          HK         545!      18.07    6.91      545 v Ire at Bready 2016

37         (+13)     Imad Wasim        Pak        537*!    20.58    6.02      537 v Eng at Old Trafford 2016

38         (+5)       Tanwir Afzal       HK         535       26.78    7.16      538 v Afg at Nagpur 2016

45         (+27)     Wahab Riaz         Pak        515!      24.04    8.07      515 v Eng at Old Trafford 2016

All-rounders (top five)

Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team       Pts       Highest Rating

  1          (+2)       Glenn Maxwell    Aus        388!      388 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2016

   2         (-1)        Shakib Al Hasan  Ban        346       408 v Pak at Mirpur 2015

   3         (-1)        Shahid Afridi       Pak        319       413 v NZ at Dubai 2009

   4         ( - )        Marlon Samuels  WI         276       321 v SL at Mirpur 2014

   5         ( - )        M. Nabi               Afg         274       276 v Eng at Delhi 2016