ICC Ranking: Suryakumar Yadav fails to become No. 1 T20 batter
Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan has overtaken his opening partner and captain Babar Azam to regain the top spot among batsmen in the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings, following a weekly update on Wednesday (September 7). Rizwan stepped into his career with 796 ratings points following his Player of the Match effort of 78 runs off 57 balls with 71 off 51 against India in the Super Four match in Dubai in the Asia Cup 2022 Group A match. -Best 815 and claim the top spot for the first time.
Rizwan is only the third Pakistan batsman to reach No. 1 in the T20I batting rankings after Babar, who has topped the table for 1,155 days overall, and Misbah-ul-Haq, who was at the top for 313 days. , 20 April 2008 to 27 February 2009. Meanwhile, Mohammad Nawaz’s match-winning knock of 42 off 20 in the same match saw him move up 142 places to 358th in the rankings.
India’s Suryakumar Yadav has slipped to the fourth spot in the latest update, even as several players from Sri Lanka and Afghanistan have made their way into the Asia Cup after some decent performances. Sri Lankan openers Pathum Nisanka and Kusal Mendis made remarkable progress by scoring half-centuries in their memorable win against India on Tuesday. Nissenka is up one place to be eighth, while Mendis is up 63 places to be at 41st.