Kushal Bhurtel, the new sensational opening batsman, has entered the top 100 of ICC Men’s T20I Batting Rankings.
Bhurtel, 24, of Rupendehi, has entered in 93rd position after setting a new world record, scoring three half-centuries in three consecutive games from the debut in the ongoing triangular T20 series in Kathmandu.
Bhurtel has also made it to the list of the highest run-scorers in 2021. He has scored 201 runs in four games. Bhurtel scored two fifties in the game against the Netherlands and one half-century against Malaysia. Bhurtel scored 62 runs in the first match against the Netherlands, unbeaten 61 runs in the match against Malaysia, and 62 runs in the match against the Netherlands. He scored 16 against Malaysia in the last group match.
Kushal has managed to hit 16 boundaries and 13 sixes in his short career. Currently, he is the seventh-highest run-getter in 2021. Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan tops the table with 426 runs from 8 matches.
Likewise, former captain of the Nepali national cricket team Paras Khadka has dropped to 83rd in the new rankings released by the ICC. He was previously ranked 73rd. Khadka has been ruled out of the ongoing tri-nation T-cricket series after being injured during practice.
Similarly, leg spinner Sandeep Lamichhane has improved his rankings, moving to 77th in the world. He was previously ranked 84th. Lamichhane has taken 11 wickets in four matches in the ongoing T20 series. He took four wickets in the second match against the Netherlands on Tuesday.
At the same time, Lamichhane has risen to the top position of the highest wicket-taker in T20 cricket for Nepal. He has so far taken 45 wickets in 25 matches in T20 cricket.
Earlier, the record for most wickets for Nepal in T20 cricket was held by Karan KC. He has taken 41 wickets in 31 games.