ICC T20I Rankings: Babar Azam Strikes Up To Second, Virat Kohli Stays At Fifth Spot

India skipper Virat Kohli remained agency on the fifth spot however Pakistan captain Babar Azam superior one place to achieve the second place within the ICC Males’s T20I participant rankings launched on April 21. Babar’s superlative type had helped him substitute India captain Kohli on the high of the lads’s ODI participant rankings final week and this week’s T20I replace sees him make a robust 47-point surge to overhaul Australia’s Aaron Finch within the T20I rankings after scoring 122 within the third match.

Although Babar continues to be 48 factors adrift of top-ranked Dawid Malan of England, a three-match collection towards Zimbabwe from Wednesday presents the 26-year-old with one other alternative to maneuver in the direction of the highest spot, which he had occupied until November final yr.

Fakhar Zaman’s is an analogous story as he follows up his progress within the ODI rankings with that in T20Is, gaining 17 slots to achieve thirty third place after scores of eight not out and 60 within the final two matches.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan, who notched an unbeaten knock of 73 within the third match, has superior eight locations to achieve a career-best fifteenth place.

Left-arm quick bowler Shaheen Afridi has attained a profession best-equaling eleventh spot after grabbing a wicket every within the two matches whereas Faheem Ashraf (up 12 locations to sixteenth), Mohammad Nawaz (up 4 locations to twenty fourth) and Haris Rauf (up 43 locations to thirty eighth) have additionally moved up within the bowlers’ listing.

For South Africa, Rassie van der Dussen has superior three slots to the sixth place, only one shy of his career-best, after scores of 34 not out and 52.

Aiden Markram (up 31 locations to thirty fourth) and Janneman Malan (up 52 locations to 73rd) are the opposite batsmen to maneuver up from the workforce whereas left-arm spinner George Linde (up 29 locations to 107th) has additionally progressed.

The newest weekly replace additionally takes under consideration the primary 4 matches of the continuing Nepal tri-series that options the Netherlands and Malaysia other than the hosts.

Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane superior eight locations to the joint-77th place after taking eight wickets in three outings of the match whereas his captain Gyanendra Malla has moved up 10 locations to 107th place amongst batsmen.

The Netherlands’ Scott Edwards (up 12 locations to 136th) and Pieter Seelaar (up 25 locations to 188th) are amongst others to achieve within the newest replace.


Pakistan’s 3-1 win within the collection towards South Africa comes as a morale booster within the yr of the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup however they continue to be within the fourth place within the ICC Males’s T20I Group Rankings after gaining two factors and reaching an mixture of 262.

South Africa continues to be sixth within the listing led by England however has misplaced two factors and is now on 249.

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