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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

New Zealand Tour of India 2017, T20 and ODI

Pos Team Matches Points Rating
1  New Zealand 13 1,625 125
2  Pakistan 20 2,417 121
3  West Indies 20 2,395 120
4  England 17 2,029 119
5  India 20 2,328 116
6  South Africa 18 1,983 110
7  Australia 13 1,431 110
8  Sri Lanka 21 1,961 93
9  Afghanistan 25 2,157 86
10  Bangladesh 15 1,168 78
11  Scotland 11 737 67
12  Zimbabwe 13 842 65
13  UAE 16 827 52
14  Netherlands 9 441 49
15  Hong Kong 13 599 46
16  Papua New Guinea 6 235 39
17  Oman 9 345 38
18  Ireland 15 534 36

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

(Top 30)

Pos Player Rating
1

Virat Kohli
826
2 Aaron Finch 787
3 Evin Lewis 780
4 Kane Williamson 745
5 Glenn Maxwell 718
6 Babar Azam 713
7 Alex Hales 690
8 Joe Root 683
9 Mohammad Shahzad 664
10 Francois du Plessis 657
11 Hamilton Masakadza 657
12 Hashim Amla 651
13 Sabbir Rahman 627
14 Shaiman Anwar 615
15 Eoin Morgan 608
16 Marlon Samuels 604
17 David Warner 601
18 Lokesh Rahul 599
19 Colin Munro 590
20 Jos Buttler 579
21 AB de Villiers 561
22 Ahmed Shehzad 559
23 Chris Gayle 559
24 Rohit Sharma 558
25 Malcolm Waller 554
26 JP Duminy 547
27 Shakib Al Hasan 546
28 Suresh Raina 538
29 Quinton de Kock 534
30 Shoaib Malik 529

 

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

(Top 30)

Pos Player Rating
1

Imad Wasim
742
2 Jasprit Bumrah 737
3 Imran Tahir 719
4 Rashid Khan 717
5 Mustafizur Rahman 695
6 Samuel Badree 694
7 James Faulkner 688
8 Sunil Narine 676
9 Shakib Al Hasan 648
10 Mohammad Naveed 626
11 Ravichandran Ashwin 626
12 Hamza Hotak 614
13 Mitchell Santner 613
14 Chris Jordan 605
15 Graeme Cremer 602
16 Ish Sodhi 593
17 Mohammad Nabi 579
18 Ahmed Raza 578
19 Timm van der Gugten 568
20 Nuwan Kulasekara 568
21 Adam Zampa 564
22 George Dockrell 561
23 Liam Plunkett 560
24 Mitchell Starc 558
25 Nadeem Ahmed 558
26 Ashish Nehra 556
27 Aizaz Khan 554
28 Adil Rashid 547
29 Pat Cummins 542
30 Chris Morris 541

 

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

(Top 20)

Pos Player Rating
1

Shakib Al Hasan
353
2 Glenn Maxwell 343
3 Mohammad Nabi 275
4 Marlon Samuels 269
5 Mahmudullah 203
6 Peter Borren 202
7 Corey Anderson 200
8 Yuvraj Singh 194
9 Paul Stirling 193
10 JP Duminy 193
11 Shoaib Malik 191
12 Samiullah Shenwari 188
13 Angelo Mathews 188
14 Virat Kohli 188
15 Suresh Raina 184
16 Dwayne Bravo 183
17 Kevin O’Brien 175
18 Mohammad Hafeez 174
19 Thisara Perera 173
20 Richard Berrington 168

 

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.