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Bhanuka and Wanindu move up in ICC T20 rankings

Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Sri Lankan experienced white ball cricketers Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Wanindu Hasaranga, heroes of a memorable victory over Pakistan in the final of the Asia Cup in Dubai on last Sunday have made handsome gains in the ICC T20 player rankings.

Wanindu Hasaranga

The dashing left hander Rajapaksa’s blistering 71 off 45 deliveries with six fours and three sixes, that won him the Player of the Match award, has helped him advance 34 places to a career-best 34th position. He had scores of 25 not out against India and 24 against Pakistan in other matches of the tournament played during the past week. Meanwhile bowling all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga, who won the Man of the Series at Asia Cup, has advanced in all three lists after a fine all-round effort in the final saw him smash a 21-ball 36 and follow it up with a late triple-strike with his leg-spin bowling. With a three-wicket haul in the previous match against Pakistan two days earlier, he has moved up three places to sixth position.

He is also up seven places to fourth among all-rounders and up 28 places to 152 among batsmen. Wanindu Hasaranga also is the highest wicket taker of the Asia Cup cricket tournament.


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