Babar retains top position in T20I rankings

Pakistan right-handed batsman Babar Azam retains the no.1 position in the latest ICC T20I batsmen rankings revealed by International Cricket Council.

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With scores of 7, 40 and 79 against New Zealand, Pakistan opener Babar Azam has clung on to the top spot among batsmen in Twenty20 Internationals.

Although New Zealand lost the T20I series, some of their players made some gains in the rankings. Colin Munro rose one spot to No.3, Kane Williamson shot up three places to the 12th position while Ross Taylor jumped up five places to No.59.

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In the bowling department, Pakistan’s Faheeem Ashraf broke into the top 10 at No.7 with career-best points of 652, and Imad Wasim trailed close on his heels at No.8 – a rise of two places.

Mohammad Hafeez and Shaheen Afridi made massive gains of 20 spots and 41 spots respectively. Hafeez rose to No.59, while Afridi rose to No.78.  Tim Southee and Adam Milne gained significant rises to  No.36 and No.40 respectively.

On the other side, India whitewashed Windies 3-0 in their home T20 series.  Rohit Sharma climbed three positions to No. 7, mainly because of his incredible unbeaten 111 in the second game. Shikhar Dhawan rose five spots to the 16th place and Rishabh Pant made a gain of 41 points to climb to No. 100.

KL Rahul remains the top batsman for India in T20I rankings as he is sitting at the fourth position now after dropping one place down because of the poor run in the Windies series.

For the Windies, there weren’t too many major positives in the latest update – Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer did make big gains, but well outside the top 100.

In the bowling department, Yuzvendra Chahal remains the top-ranked bowler for India by taking no.4 spot. While Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah take 19th position and 21st position respectively.

Men’s T20I Team Rankings

Pos Team Matches Points Rating
1  Pakistan 36 4,979 138
2  India 39 4,911 126
3  Australia 25 2,953 118
4  England 22 2,586 118
5  New Zealand 25 2,803 112
6  South Africa 21 2,334 111
7  West Indies 23 2,368 103
8  Afghanistan 27 2,490 92
9  Sri Lanka 29 2,518 87
10  Bangladesh 27 2,066 77

T20I Batsmen Rankings:

Pos Player Rating
Babar Azam
PAK 858
2 Aaron Finch 839
3 Colin Munro 815
4 Lokesh Rahul 780
5 Fakhar Zaman 749
6 Glenn Maxwell 742
7 Rohit Sharma 707
8 Martin Guptill 703
9 Alex Hales 697
10 Jason Roy 688


T20I Bowlers Rankings:

Pos Player Rating
Rashid Khan
AFG 793
2 Shadab Khan 752
3 Adil Rashid 676
4 Yuzvendra Chahal 669
5 Ish Sodhi 668
6 Imran Tahir 653
7 Faheem Ashraf 652
8 Imad Wasim 651
9 Billy Stanlake 640
10 Andrew Tye 634

T20I All-rounders Rankings:

Pos Player Rating
Glenn Maxwell
AUS 345
2 Mohammad Nabi 313
3 Shakib Al Hasan 310
4 JP Duminy 225
5 Thisara Perera 213




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