ICC Rankings: Suryakumar Yadav Ends Mohammad Rizwan’s Reign; Becomes New No.1 T20I Ranked Batter In ICC Rankings

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav. Pic Credits: Twitter

India’s Suryakumar Yadav has become the new no.1 ranked batter in T20Is in the latest update of the ICC batting rankings on Wednesday, November 2, 2022. He ended the long reign of Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan at the top of the rankings thanks to his amazing outing in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022.

Suryakumar Yadav made his debut for India in 2021 and so far in 37 T20Is, he has made 1179 runs with 11 half-centuries and a brilliant 117 against England recently. He averages 40.65 and has a strike rate of 177.02. Suryakumar has also hit 67 sixes and 108 fours in T20Is thus far and is the highest six-hitter and run-getter in 2022 thus far.

He has been impressive in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2022 as well, registering back-to-back half-centuries against the Netherlands and South Africa. The India No.4 has been in great touch so far Down Under with 134 runs from three innings and his stylish 68 in Perth against the Proteas on Sunday was a clear highlight.

Suryakumar Yadav. PC- ICC
Suryakumar Yadav. PC- ICC

South Africa’s Rilee Rossouw And New Zealand’s Glenn Phillips Enter ICC T20I Batting Rankings Top 10

Apart from Suryakumar Yadav, New Zealand’s Glenn Phillips and South Africa’s Rilee Rossouw also moved upwards in the latest update of the ICC T20I batting rankings. Rossouw hit a magnificent century against Bangladesh in Sydney and the 33-year-old moves up a whopping 17 places to eighth overall on the latest T20I batter rankings.

Rilee Rossouw
Rilee Rossouw (Image Credits: Twitter)

Phillips – who scored 104 against Sri Lanka also at the SCG – rises five places to seventh on the latest list for batters, with team-mate Devon Conway (third) the only New Zealand player ahead of him.

Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga has moved closer to top-ranked Rashid Khan in ICC T20I bowling rankings, thanks to his amazing performance in the T20 World Cup where he has the most wickets for any bowler at this year’s T20 World Cup so far (13) and the right-armer rises four spots to second overall on the latest list for bowlers.

Hasaranga and Shanaka
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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 all within striking distance. England seamer Sam Curran jumps two places to sixth overall after his impressive start to the T20 World Cup and Anrich Nortje moved to 8th spot.

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