Kushal Bhurtel climbs to 61 in ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings

Kathmandu – Nepal’s new batting sensation Kushal Bhurtel has gained 32 places to reach 61st position in ICC Men’s T20I Players Rankings.

Bhurtel also becomes the leading batsman from Nepal in rankings terms after a superb Tri-Nations Series, where he aggregated 278 runs from five matches with four half-centuries. He has 442 rating points.

Dipendra Singh Airee’s total of 147 runs at a strike rate of 216.17 has helped him climb up 56 places to 108th position after the series, which also featured the Netherlands and Malaysia.

Paras Khadka has slipped 5 places to the 88th position although he didn’t take part in the series due to injury.

Nepal’s Skipper Gyanendra Malla has also entered the top 100, he has moved to 94 places with 357 rating points.

In bowling Rankings, Sandeep Lamichhane is the only Nepalese player in the top 100. Lamichhane stays in 77th place with 405 points, equaling UAE’s Sultan Ahmed and South African Lungi Ngidi.

Likewise, Nepal Men’s Cricket team has jumped to 14th Position in the ICC World Men’s T20I Rankings after their recent series win against the Netherlands in the final.

Nepal is currently sitting in 14th Position after playing 28 matches and managed 5,113 points. Their current rating is 183 just one point ahead of Scotland.