Cricket: Blackcaps' Devon Conway moves to fourth in ICC's T20 batsmen rankings

Devon Conway's incredible summer has continued, propelling him into the top four-ranked Twenty20 International batsmen in world cricket.

After years of success in domestic cricket, while serving his qualifying period to represent New Zealand, 29-year-old Conway has taken to international cricket like a duck to water since his debut late in 2020.

With just a handful of internationals under his belt, Conway has moved into fourth place on the ICC's T20 batsmen rankings, ahead of the likes of Indian superstar Virat Kohli (fifth) and Blackcaps teammate Martin Guptill (ninth)

The elegant left-hander has scored 473 runs from 13 matches and 11 innings in T20 cricket for the Blackcaps, coming at an average of 59.12, with four half-centuries and a best of 99 not out against Australia.

In one-day internationals, Conway has scored 225 runs at an average of 75, albeit from only three games, with a high score of 126 against Bangladesh on his Wellington home ground - the Basin Reserve. 

Elsewhere in the T20 rankings, Tim Southee (seventh), Ish Sodhi (eighth) and Mitchell Santner (10th) all hold spots among the top 10 bowlers.

In ODIs, Trent Boult keeps his spot as the world's best 50-over bowler, snaring five wickets in New Zealand's recent 3-0 series whitewash over Bangladesh. Teammate Matt Henry moves up to third, after taking six wickets in that same series.

Ross Taylor is the only Kiwi in the top 10 for ODI batting, ranked fourth.

In test cricket, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is still top of the batting pile, ahead of Australia's Steve Smith in second, while Henry Nicholls sits in a three-way tie for seventh place, alongside the Indian duo of Rishabh Pant and Rohit Sharma.

Neil Wagner is ranked third among test match bowlers, behind Australia's Pat Cummins and India's Ravichandran Ashwin. Tim Southee is sixth, while Kyle Jamieson finds himself in sixth place on the all-rounder's list, ahead of teammate Colin de Grandhomme (eighth).

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