Phil Salt rises to second spot in ICC T20Is rankings

Dubai, Dec 27: England opener Phil Salt rose to second spot on T20I batting rankings, and a career high rating of 802 following the high-scoring T20I series against West Indies in the Caribbean.

Salt’s scores of 119 and 38 in Trinidad moved him up 18 places, with a career-high rating of 802, 15 rating points clear of Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan in third (787), ICC reported.

Despite Salt’s jump, it’s daylight between the rest of the field and Suryakumar Yadav in top spot, with the India batter still well clear on 887. Salt’s teammate Liam Livingstone also enjoyed a batting rankings jump, moving 27 places to 38th after knocks of unbeaten 54 and 28 across the same matches. Livingstone’s work also helped in the all-rounder category, moving four spots up to eighth (175). His move meant compatriot Moeen Ali and Shadab Khan of Pakistan share equal-ninth spot (173).

The West Indies secured a 3-2 victory in the five-match T20I series by winning the final match. Their triumph was primarily attributed to a stellar bowling performance, limiting England to a modest 132 runs. The West Indies then successfully chased down the target in the final over with six wickets in hand.


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