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ICC Men's T20I Player Rankings: Zimbabwe's Sean Williams soars into top-10 in all-rounders list

08:51 PM Sep 22, 2021 | IANS

Dubai: Zimbabwe's Sean Williams broke into the top 10 of the ICC Men's T20I Player Rankings for all-rounders, having played a key role in their 2-1 series win over Scotland.

Williams was the second-highest run-scorer for Zimbabwe with 89 runs at an average of 44.5 and a strike rate of 104.7, which included a vital 60 not out in their 10-run win in the second T20I.

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In the same game, he also picked up the wicket of Richie Berrington at a crucial juncture in the match that turned the game in Zimbabwe's favour.

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Williams' batting exploits also helped him move 13 places up to the 78th spot in the rankings for batters.

His teammate Richard Ngarava attained a career-high ranking in the charts for bowlers, moving up 43 places to the 36th spot after a sensational showing with the ball. In the three matches, he scalped four wickets at an economy of just 6.08.

Fellow pacers Juke Jongwe and Tendai Chatara, who were the joint-highest wicket-takers in the series, jumped 29 and 27 spots respectively to No.58 and No.90.

For Scotland, Michael Leask made considerable gains in rankings for all-rounders - 53 runs and three wickets helped the spin-bowling all-rounder move 33 places up to No.53 in the latest update.

The ongoing ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2 games between Oman, USA and Nepal also caused some movement in the ODI rankings. Oman's Jatinder Singh rocketed 115 places to a career-best 120 in the rankings for batters. Meanwhile, USA's Monank Patel moved 12 places and is on the verge of breaking into the top 100, placed currently at No. 101.

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