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CWI: West Indies players make jump in ICC rankings after series win

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Several West Indies players have been further rewarded for their brilliant series victory over India by making giant strides on the latest MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings.

Under the leadership of Rovman Powell West Indies defeated India 3-2 in their home T20I series on Sunday, having received some outstanding performances from a number of their players during the five-game rubber.

Opener Brandon King scored an unbeaten 85 in the series decider in Florida and that helped the 28-year-old rise five places to 13th overall and a new career-high rating on the list for T20I batters. King scored 173 runs in total for the series and his amount was only bettered by teammate and Player of the Series Nicholas Pooran with 176 runs.

West Indies left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein jumps three places to 11th overall on the T20I bowler rankings following his five wickets for the series, while India tweaker Kuldeep Yadav improves 23 rungs to 28th after his six scalps across the five matches.

There is also some joy for West Indies pacer Romario Shepherd, with the right-armer making significant ground on the list for T20I bowlers and all-rounders following his Player of the Match performance in the decisive fifth and final match of the series against India.

Shepherd claimed career-best 4-31 in the eight-wicket triumph at Central Broward Stadium on Sunday and was duly rewarded with a 20-place jump to 63rd on the list for bowlers and a four-spot improvement to 19th on the T20I rankings for all-rounders.

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