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Babar becomes No.1 T20I batsman again


Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has once again topped the T20 batting rankings, as he progressed four places to replace Australia skipper Aaron Finch as the No.1 T20 batsman in the world.

babar becomes no.1 t20i batsman again
Babar has become the only player in T20I history to average in excess of 50 (min 20 innings).

This development comes post a highly successful series against Australia, for both Babar and his team. He managed to score 68*, 45 and 50 in Pakistan’s 3-0 whitewash to the mighty Aussies.

While Babar has been at his very best, Finch was a stark contrast, making zero, three and one in the three matches against Pakistan following his duck against the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Thanks to Babar’s impressive figures throughout the series, he has now become the only player in T20I cricket to average in excess of 50 (min 20 innings). Babar cirrently averages 56.56 after playing 23 T20I matches for his country.

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Interestingly, the top five bowling positions are now occupied by leg-spinners. On top is Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan, next Pakistan’s Shadab Khan, then New Zealand’s Ish Sodhi, Indian Yuzvendra Chahal and Adil Rashid from England.

ICC Top 10 T20I batsmen
1. Babar Azam (Pak)
2. Aaron Finch (Aus)
3. Lokesh Rahul (Ind)
4. Colin Munro (NZ)
5. Fakhar Zaman (Pak)
6. Martin Guptill (NZ)
7. Glenn Maxwell (Aus)
8. Alex Hales (Eng)
9. Jason Roy (Eng)
10. Rohit Sharma (Ind)

ICC Top 10 T20I bowlers
1. Rashid Khan (Afg)
2. Shadab Khan (Pak)
3. Ish Sodhi (NZ)
4. Yuzvendra Chahal (Ind)
5. Adil Rashid (Eng)
6. Mitchell Santner (NZ)
7. Samuel Badree (WI)
8. Imran Tahir (SA)
9. Billy Stanlake (Aus)
10. Imad Wasim (Pak)

ICC Top 5 T20I allrounders
1. Glenn Maxwell (Aus)
2. Mohammad Nabi (Afg)
3. Shakib Al Hasan (Ban)
4. JP Duminy (SA)
5. Marlon Samuels (WI)

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