Lewis moves up in rankings

West Indies’ Evin Lewis celebrates after he scored a century against India during a T20I at Sabina Park cricket ground in Kingston, Jamaica, Sunday, July 9, 2017.
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West Indies opening batsman Evin Lewis has moved into the top 10 of the ICC rankings for batsmen in the Twenty20 format.

The Trinidadian-left hander had scores of 68, 14, and 24 against Afghanistan, which earned him a jump of seven places and into the seventh position- making him the only West Indian in the top bracket.

Lewis has done well in the Twenty20 Internationals with two centuries against India- 125 not out in Jamaica and 100 in Florida, as well as 91 against Pakistan in Trinidad.

There was also a rise for West Indian bowlers who performed over the three Afghanistan matches.

Kesrick Williams of St. Vincent completed a successful return to international cricket as he ended up as the leading wicket-taker with eight wickets for 71 runs off 12 overs. This earned him a jump to number 23 in the rankings which were recently released.

Jamaica Sheldon Cottrell, the left-arm new ball bowler has broken into the Top 22. He bowled well in the three matches with a best of 2-29 in the final match.

West Indies Kesrick Williams celebrates after bowling England’s Eoin Morgan caught West Indies Shai Hope during the first One Day International match between England and West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.
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