Phil Salt Blasts Off, West Indies Steal Series, and ODI Records Shattered

England’s Phil Salt has sent shockwaves through the T20I rankings, rocketing 18 places to a career-high 802 after a sizzling series against West Indies. He dethroned Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan (now 3rd) and sits just 15 points shy of India’s Suryakumar Yadav, the undisputed T20I batting king.

Salt’s partner, Jos Buttler, wasn’t just a spectator – the duo unleashed a six-hitting spectacle! Another Englishman, Liam Livingstone, skyrocketed 27 places to 38th in the batting rankings and even climbed to 8th among all-rounders with two crucial knocks.

But the Windies had the last laugh, clinching the series 3-2 with a bowling blitz in the final match. Akeal Hosein (4th in bowling) and Gudakesh Motie (up 75 spots!) were the heroes, while England’s Reece Topley cracked the top 10 bowlers with a 13-spot jump.

RankingPlayerMovementCountryPerformance Highlights
T20I BattingPhil Salt+18 (Career-high 802)EnglandStellar series against West Indies
Suryakumar YadavIndiaTop of rankings with 887 rating
Mohammad Rizwan-2PakistanNow 3rd in rankings
Liam Livingstone+27 (38th)England54* & 28 in series, climbed to 8th among all-rounders
T20I BowlingAkeal Hosein+70 (4th)West Indies2/20 in series finale
Gudakesh Motie+75West Indies3/24 in series finale
Reece Topley+13 (Top 10)EnglandImpressive series performance
ODI BattingSoumya Sarkar+52Bangladesh169 against New Zealand, broke Tendulkar’s record
Sanju Samson+54IndiaCentury in Paarl
Najmul Hossain Shanto, Tony de Zorzi+NotableBangladesh, NetherlandsStrong performances in ongoing series
ODI BowlingShoriful Islam+24 (35th)BangladeshConsistent bowling displays
Arshdeep Singh+41IndiaRising young talent
Cricket Rankings and Series Updates: A Quick Glance

The ODI arena saw similar fireworks. Bangladesh’s Shoriful Islam rocketed 24 spots to 35th in the bowling rankings, while India’s young gun Arshdeep Singh soared 41 places. Batsmen Najmul Hossain Shanto, Tony de Zorzi, Soumya Sarkar, and Sanju Samson also made significant climbs, with Sarkar’s 169 against New Zealand propelling him up a staggering 52 spots! He even shattered Sachin Tendulkar’s long-standing record for the highest ODI score by a sub-continent player in New Zealand.

Samson’s century in Paarl sent him 54 spots up the rankings, further solidifying his international credentials. As the dust settles on the T20I series, cricket fans can now savor the ongoing ODI battles between New Zealand and Bangladesh, and brace themselves for India’s blockbuster tour of South Africa.