In this fast-paced world, T20 cricket is the best-supported format as it took lesser time as the 5-Day Tests and 1-day ODI format. The best thing about the T20 format is the game taking quick turns and that too without any time. And the raining sixes and fours in this format work out as icing on the cake for the cricket-enthusiasts out there.
Keeping in view the exponential popularity of this format, International Cricket Council also set the debut ‘World T20 event’ back in 2007. Since then, this event is held once in every two years. Termed as ‘ICC World Twenty20’ it is a kind of T20 cricket World Cup. So far 6 of such ICC mega-events have been held and West Indies leads the way with winning it twice.
ICC T20 Ranking 2017
As the format is different the situations aren’t very same as it is in the ODI and T20 rankings. The T20 rankings keep changing every now and then but at the current point, it features most of the promising stars, who blew the game away with their enormous talent.
The other thing which should be kept noted here is teams like Pakistan and West Indies, which sit back under 5th position at the ODI and Test team rankings table stood tall among the top-3 in at ICC T20 Team rankings.
ICC T20 Team Rankings 2017
|16||Papua New Guinea||6||235||39|
What if we tell you South Africa and Australia ranks 6th and 7th respectively on ICC T20 Team Rankings? Actually, it is the beauty of T20, wherein the shorter format even the teams lacking depth can go on earn laurels and accolades.
New Zealand is the table topper but the real challenge for them will be to secure this place for long as in this month they will be touring India, where 3-match T20 series will be on the cards for them along with the ODI series. If Blue Caps will try to maintain their current form, for sure they can get upraise in their current 5th rank at the ICC T20 Team rankings.
ICC T20 Batsman Ranking 2017
|10||Francois du Plessis||ROW||657|
|21||AB de Villiers||SA||561|
|27||Shakib Al Hasan||BAN||546|
|29||Quinton de Kock||SA||534|
The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli is on the top rank in T20s as he is in ODIs. Next to him are some of the top power hitters in the game of cricket. Namely, players like Finch, Lewis, Maxwell, Shahzad, and Hales earn spots in Top 10 T20 Batsman Rankings.
Moreover, in top-20 range at the rankings, one can see the promising stars like Sabbir Rahman, Shaiman Anwar, Lokesh Rahul and Colin Munro.
ICC T20 Bowler Rankings 2017
|9||Shakib Al Hasan||BAN||648|
|19||Timm van der Gugten||NED||568|
Pakistani left-arm spinner Imad Wasim sits on the top at the ICC T20 Bowler Rankings. It should also be kept noticed here Wasim with his T20 performances was also able to get in more mainstream for Pakistan cricket team with becoming the pivotal role for them in ODIs. 2nd to Pakistani star is Indian Yorker specialist Jasprit Bumrah. The quality wrist spinners like Imran Tahir, Rashid Khan, Samuel Badree also remain very much popular in the list.
Here it should be kept noted that Afghan cricket players are doing some superb job in T20s as three of their bowlers rank in top 20 bowlers on the T20 rankings.
ICC T20 All-Rounder’s Ranking 2017
Shakib Al Hasan
It seems Shakib Al Hasan is all the way around as he topped the list best all rounder’s in all three formats, including the T20’s. Next to him on the T20 Ranking of All Rounder’s are Glenn Maxwell and Mohammad Nabi respectively. Other notable inclusions in the ranking include Corey Anderson, Yuvraj Singh, and Marlon Samuels.