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Kuldeep Yadav achieves his career-best spot in ICC T20I rankings
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Kuldeep Yadav achieves his career-best spot in ICC T20I rankings

Dubai, Feb 11 : Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav has moved one place higher to reach his career-best second position in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings after picking two wickets for 26 runs in the final match against New Zealand.

The left-arm wrist-spinner on Sunday took two crucial wickets of both well-set openers, Tim Seifert and Colin Munro in the only match he played during the series.

He is now only behind Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan in the table, according to the ICC's official website.

Spinners Imad Wasim of Pakistan (up five places to fourth position) and Mitchell Santner of New Zealand (up four places to 10th) have also moved up in the latest rankings update that includes two other series in which South Africa beat Pakistan and Nepal beat the United Arab Emirates by identical 2-1 margins.

Another Indian Left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya has also moved up in the rankings as he advanced 39 places to a career-best 58th while India openers Rohit Sharma (up three places to seventh) and Shikhar Dhawan (up one place to 11th) have made progress after playing important knocks.

India retained its 2nd position in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings whereas South Africa have overtaken Australia and England to third place while Nepal have overtaken the UAE marginally to be in 14th position. (UNI)