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

1 Pakistan364,979138
2 India394,911126
3 Australia252,953118
4 England222,586118
5 New Zealand252,803112
6 South Africa212,334111
7 West Indies232,368103
8 Afghanistan272,49092
9 Sri Lanka292,51887
10 Bangladesh272,06677

T20I Batsmen Rankings:

Babar Azam
2Aaron Finch839
3Colin Munro815
4Lokesh Rahul780
5Fakhar Zaman749
6Glenn Maxwell742
7Rohit Sharma707
8Martin Guptill703
9Alex Hales697
10Jason Roy688


T20I Bowlers Rankings:

Rashid Khan
2Shadab Khan752
3Adil Rashid676
4Yuzvendra Chahal669
5Ish Sodhi668
6Imran Tahir653
7Faheem Ashraf652
8Imad Wasim651
9Billy Stanlake640
10Andrew Tye634

T20I All-rounders Rankings:

Glenn Maxwell
2Mohammad Nabi313
3Shakib Al Hasan310
4JP Duminy225
5Thisara Perera213




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