Hosein, Holder achieve career-best in ICC rankings for T20I bowlers

Pooran, Moeen and Livingstone are other notable movers in the latest ICC rankings

Akeal Hosein celebrates the first-over wicket of Jason Roy, West Indies vs England, 5th T20I, Kensington Oval, Barbados, January 30, 2022

Akeal Hosein has jumped 15 places to 18th spot among bowlers  •  Getty Images

Akeal Hosein and Jason Holder have achieved career-best positions in the latest ICC T20I rankings for bowlers, after guiding West Indies to victory in the fifth match against England in Bridgetown.
Left-arm spinner Hosein has jumped 15 places to the 18th spot after picking up 4 for 30 in the final T20I. He finished with six wickets in three matches that were considered for the latest update to the rankings. Fast bowling allrounder Holder, who rattled England with four wickets in four balls to finish the series-decider with 5 for 27 and scalped nine in the last three T20Is, has moved up three spots to 23rd with a gain of 20 rating points.
The other notable movers in the T20I bowling rankings were Sheldon Cottrell (up 10 places to 31st), Moeen Ali (up three places to 32nd) and Liam Livingston (up 33 places to 68th).
Among the batters, Nicholas Pooran has gained eight places to 18th after hitting a total of 113 runs in the three matches - which includes 70 in the third T20I. Brandon King and West Indies captain Kieron Pollard have also gained big in the rankings. King moved up 25 places to 58th, while Pollard jumped 15 places to 60th.
Moeen, who scored a match-winning 63 and picked up 2 for 28 in the fourth T20I, has gone up 30 places to be 67th. He has also leapfrogged Glenn Maxwell and Wanindu Hasaranga to the third spot among allrounders.