India’s Suryakumar Yadav has replaced Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan as the top batter in T20I cricket after the latest rankings update by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
The 32-year-old Indian batter has registered back-to-back half-centuries against the Netherlands and South Africa in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Suryakumar Yadav has already registered eight half-centuries and one brilliant century in T20Is this year.
Yadav isn’t the only batter on the move following a strong start to the T20 World Cup, with South Africa left-hander Rilee Rossouw and New Zealand dasher Glenn Phillips also making eye-catching moves inside the top 10.
Rossouw, who scored a magnificent century against Bangladesh in Sydney, has jumped 17 places to eighth overall in the rankings. Meanwhile, Phillips, who made 104 against Sri Lanka, rises five places to seventh on the latest list for batters.
In the list for T20I bowlers, Sri Lanka all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga is close to claiming the top ranking from fellow spinner Rashid Khan. Hasaranga, who has bagged the most wickets for any bowler at this year’s T20 World Cup so far (13), has moved up four spots to second overall.
Rashid remains on top of the rankings list with a total of 700 rating points, but Hasaranga (697), Tabraiz Shamsi (694), and Josh Hazlewood (692) are not far behind. In the latest rankings for T20I all-rounders, Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan is still at the top but he is closely followed by Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi in second place with a gap of only 11 rating points.
England seamer Sam Curran jumps two places to sixth overall after his impressive start to the T20 World Cup, while South Africa pacer Anrich Nortje improves 11 spots to eighth.
There is little action inside the top 10 on the latest rankings for T20I all-rounders, with Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan maintaining his narrow lead at the top over Afghanistan counterpart Mohammad Nabi.
Namibia hard-hitter J.J. Smit swaps places with Zimbabwe veteran Sikandar Raza in fifth and sixth, while Australia duo Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell both rise one spot inside the top 10.
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