Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Babar Azam Climbs to 3rd Spot In ICC T20I Rankings

According to the most recent update, Pakistani captain Babar Azam moved up one spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s T20 players rankings, while opening partner Mohammad Rizwan held the second spot.

Babar and Rizwan will be in action during the forthcoming five-match T20I series against New Zealand, which begins on April 14 in Lahore, giving them a chance to cut the gap on India’s Suryakumar Yadav, who is presently playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and is ranked first.

Babar and Rizwan will be in action during the forthcoming five-match T20I series against New Zealand, which begins on April 14 in Lahore, giving them a chance to cut the gap on India’s Suryakumar Yadav, who is presently playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and is ranked first.

Babar moved to third in the ICC rankings, updated on Wednesday, and will have another chance to close the gap on Suryakumar when Pakistan’s five-game T20I series against New Zealand gets underway on Saturday, according to the ICC. Although Suryakumar presently sits atop the T20I rankings for batsmen with a commanding lead of 906 rating points, second-placed Rizwan (811) and third-placed Babar (755) may advance while the India star is competing in the IPL.

Paradoxically, Babar moved up one spot to third in the most recent rankings due to Devon Conway’s absence from New Zealand’s series against Sri Lanka. The Kiwi batter also competes in the IPL for the Chennai Super Kings.

The highest-ranked Pakistani bowler in T20Is, all-rounder Shadab Khan, is not among the top 10 bowlers in the ICC rankings. Shadab, who finished fourth, is the only player from Pakistan in the top 10 of the T20I all-rounder rankings.

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