Washington Sundar and Yuzvendra Chahal register career high points in ICC rankings

Sundar was named Man of the Series in Nidahas Trophy 2018.

Washington Sundar | AP

India went to play Nidahas Trophy tri-series with a bunch of young players and rested the senior cricketers.

It did go well for men in blue as it gave the newly emerged cricketers an opportunity to showcase their talent. All-rounder Washington Sundar impressed everyone with his performances and jumped to 31st place from 151st in the ICC T20I player ranking with his career-best 496 points. 

Sundar was named Man of the Series, where he picked 8 wickets with an average of 14 and conceded just 114 runs in his 20 overs through the series. 

Yuzvendra Chahal also has a career-high 706 points in the ranking. The leg-spinner now stands at number two spot. Chahal also picked up 8 wickets in the series and conceded runs with an economy of 6.45 runs per over. 

Dinesh Karthik was the Man of the finals | Dinesh Karthik official Instagram

Dinesh Karthik, who guided India to the win in final, jumped from number 126 to 95th spot. Indian pacer Jaydev Unadkat (joint 52nd) and Shardul Thakur (joint 76th), went up 26 and 85 spots respectively with their best points ever — 435 and 358.

From Sri Lanka, Kusal Perera and Kusal Mendis — moved up 20 spots to 20th and 27 spots to the 48th position respectively. Perera had a decent series with three half-centuries.

Indian players are now gearing up for the Indian Premier League. The 50-day long tournament will start from April 7 in Mumbai. Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians will lock horns in the opening game.


By Sihyeu Singh - 20 Mar, 2018

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