ICC recent update: Babar Azam’s T20I ranking increased

As a result of his 53 runs against New Zealand in the T20 World Cup semifinals, the 28-year-rating old’s rose. Pakistan skipper Babar Azam moved to the third spot from fourth in the latest ICC T20I batting rankings.

The 28-year-old’s ranking improved as he scored 53 runs in the semi-final against New Zealand during the recently-concluded T20 World Cup.

India’s middle-order batter Suryakumar Yadav has retained his position at the top of the batting rankings.

The second-place finisher is Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan, followed by South Africa’s Aiden Markram in fifth place and New Zealand’s Devon Conway in fourth.

Alex Hales, the starting opener for England, saw a significant increase in rating after being instrumental in the team’s successful campaign.

“Alex Hales, who scored an undefeated 86 from 47 deliveries in the semi-final versus India, was also noted for making a significant ascent in the rankings, moving up 22 spots to No. 12. Hales ended the T20 World Cup as England’s second-highest run-scorer with 212 runs at an average of 42.40, according to a press release from the ICC.

After recording a performance of 3/12 in the championship match against Pakistan that earned him Player of the Match honours, England pacer Sam Curran has climbed two ranks to take the number five slot among bowlers. Wanindu Hasaranga of Sri Lanka and Rashid Khan of Afghanistan continue to hold the top two spots, respectively.

Adil Rashid, an England spinner, has advanced five positions in the rankings to take third place.

“Adil Rashid has benefited most from his outstanding performances in the final against Pakistan and the semi-final against India. Rashid moved up five ranks to No. 3 with statistics of 1/20 and 2/22 in the two matches, respectively, according to the press release.

Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh, Mohammad Nabi of Afghanistan, and Hardik Pandya of India continue to hold the top three slots in the all-rounders rankings.

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