T20 World Cup 2024: Marcus Stoinis Becomes Top T20I All-Rounder

Marcus Stoinis Becomes Top T20I All-Rounder

Australian cricketer Marcus Stoinis has recently reached a major milestone in T20I cricket. Thanks to his outstanding performances, he now holds the number one spot as the top all-rounder in the ICC T20I rankings, surpassing senior Afghan player Mohammad Nabi. Stoinis played a key role in Australia’s success during the group stage of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024, helping them advance to the Super 8 stage.

In Australia’s recent matches at the T20 World Cup, Stoinis showcased his talent. He was exceptional in the game against Namibia, taking 2 wickets while giving away only 9 runs. His batting was equally impressive in the last group match against Scotland, where he scored 59 runs off just 29 balls, turning the game around for Australia when they were struggling at 60/3 in the 9th over. So far in the tournament, Stoinis has scored 156 runs in 4 innings, with an impressive average of 78, making him the third highest run-scorer in the tournament. His bowling has also been crucial, providing timely breakthroughs for his team throughout the tournament.

Alongside Stoinis, other players have made significant moves in the ICC rankings. Sri Lanka’s captain and Bangladesh’s star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan have climbed to the second and third positions, respectively. Although Mohammad Nabi, the previous top all-rounder, has dropped to fourth place, he remains close behind.

In the bowlers’ rankings, West Indies spinner Akeal Hosein has been outstanding in the T20 World Cup 2024. He moved up six places to second, trailing only Adil Rashid, who holds the top spot. Hosein has been a standout performer for the West Indies, taking 9 wickets in 4 matches during the group stage and leading the tournament’s wicket-takers with an average of around 7 runs per wicket.

In the batting rankings, Suryakumar Yadav, Phil Salt, Babar Azam, and Mohammad Rizwan remain at the top. However, there have been notable changes in the lower ranks. Travis Head of Australia jumped five places to fifth after scoring a half-century against Scotland. West Indies’ Nicholas Pooran surged eight spots to 11th following his explosive 98-run innings against Papua New Guinea. Additionally, Sherfane Rutherford, with an unbeaten 68-run knock against New Zealand, made a remarkable leap of 43 places to secure the 42nd spot in the ICC T20 batting rankings.

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