Rohit Babar
Babar Azam and Virat Kohli. Credits: Twitter

Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, can claim to have held the top spot among T20I batters for the longest period of time after maintaining it on the most recent MRF Tyres ICC T20 batting rankings.

The No. 1 T20I batter ranking belonged to India’s star Virat Kohli for a total of 1,013 days during his ten-year rule, in the last decade but Babar has now exceeded this total after a protracted reign.

The Pakistani captain recently expressed a desire to compete for the top spot in all three formats. He is currently the No. 1 batter in T20Is and ODIs.

Babar Azam
Babar Azam (Image Credits: Twitter)

Harry Tector And Deepak Hooda Too Gain Huge In ICC T20 International Rankings

Ishan Kishan of India dropped one spot within the top 10 to rank seventh among batters in the most recent T20I rankings, which were made public by the ICC on Wednesday.

Harry Tector, a promising young batsman from Ireland, climbs a huge 55 slots to 66th after a strong series against India, while Deepak Hooda soars 414 spots to tie for 104th worldwide.

Deepak Hooda. PC- Getty
Deepak Hooda. (Photo: Getty)

Daryl Mitchell And Tom Blundell Gain Significantly In The Test Rankings

Following the conclusion of England’s home series against New Zealand, there is significant movement behind top-ranked Test batter Joe Root.

Player of the series against England, Daryl Mitchell moved up four ranks to the 12th  place, while fellow Kiwi Tom Blundell moved up eleven spots.

Babar Azam Creates New Record, Surpasses Virat Kohli As The Longest At The Top Of The ICC T20I Rankings In Terms Of Days
Daryl Mitchell PC- Twitter

Jonny Bairstow, another member of Root’s England squad, also stands out after climbing 20 spots to take 21st place among Test batters.

On the most recent rankings for bowlers, New Zealand’s workhorse Neil Wagner falls one spot to 10th, with England’s Stuart Broad and Jack Leach rising to 13 spots and 25 spots, respectively.

Following a dismal second Test against the West Indies, Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan slides to third place on the all-rounder rankings.  After winning Player of the Match against Bangladesh, Kyle Mayers of West Indies moves up three spots to 8th place in the all-rounder rankings.

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