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Deepak Hooda plays a shot en route to his 104 against Ireland. Photo: Twitter - BCCI/Sportslife

Deepak Hooda jumps 414 places in ICC rankings after maiden T20I ton

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Indian batter Deepak Hooda, who smashed a 57-ball 104 against Ireland in the second Twenty20 International in Dublin on Tuesday (June 29), has registered a massive gain in the latest ICC T20I Rankings that were released on Wednesday.

The rankings, updated after the two-match Ireland-India series, won 2-0 by India, see Hooda and Sanju Samson making huge movements, though outside the top 100.

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The 27-year-old Hooda has galloped 414 places to 104th after hitting 47 in the first T20I and 104, his maiden T20I century, while Samson has gained 57 slots to reach 144th with a knock of 77 in the second match.

In the second T20I, India defeated Ireland by four runs. India posted 225/7 in 20 overs and the host came close, scoring 221/5.

In the bowlers’ list, Harshal Patel has moved from 37th to 33rd and Mark Adair from 45th to 43rd.

Ireland’s Harry Tector gained a massive 55 places to reach 66th position among batters with scores of 39 and 64 not out.

Test rankings

In the ICC Test Rankings, New Zealand batting pair of Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell have attained career-best positions as has England spinner Jack Leach, after superb performances in the third match of their ICC World Test Championship series in Leeds.

Mitchell and Blundell, who were involved in century partnerships in all three Tests of the series, are both in the top 20 now. Mitchell’s scores of 109 and 56 see him advance four places to 12th position while Blundell’s knocks of 55 and 88 not out have lifted him 11 slots to 20th position.

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England batter Jonny Bairstow, who has been quite the centrepiece with his blistering knocks in this series, has advanced 20 places to 21st after scoring 162 and 71 not out while Oliver Pope is up three places to 49th after his 82 in the second innings of the Test, which England won by seven wickets to complete a 3-0 series victory.

India’s Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli remained static at eighth and 10th spots respectively. Ravindra Jadeja continues to be the number one Test all-rounder followed by teammate Ravichandran Ashwin in the latest rankings update.

In the Test bowlers’ list, Ashwin remained at number two while Jasprit Bumrah was unchanged at number three.

ODI list

In the ODI rankings, which considers performances in the third Netherlands versus England match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League series and the fifth match of the Sri Lanka versus Australia series, Australia’s Alex Carey is up three places to 23rd after his knock of 45 not out and England’s Jos Buttler is up four places to 25th after his unbeaten 86.

Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood is in the top five, gaining two slots for his haul of two for 22 and England’s David Willey up three places to 37th after grabbing four for 36.

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