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Published - 29 May 2024, 02:45 PM | Updated - 30 May 2024, 11:11 AM

Babar Azam, Jos Buttler
Babar Azam, Jos Buttler [PC: X]

A number of players from England, West Indies, and Pakistan have moved up in the latest ICC Rankings for T20Is ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

England and Pakistan are currently involved in a four-match T20I series. Two of the first three games were washed out without a ball being bowled while the fourth game is scheduled to take place on Thursday (May 30). On the other hand, West Indies recently whitewashed South Africa in the three-match T20I series.

England captain Jos Buttler has moved up one place to seventh in the latest ICC Rankings for batters, thanks to his match-winning effort of 84 runs in the second T20I. While no other player could score a fifty in that game, Buttler led his team from the very front and scored 84 off 51 balls to power England to a 23-run win.

His teammate Jonny Bairstow has gained big after scoring 21 runs off 18 balls. The right-handed batsman has jumped eight places to 36th. Fakhar Zaman has also been rewarded for being Pakistan's highest run-scorer in the game.

The southpaw scored 45 runs from just 21 balls and has risen six places to 51st in the ICC Rankings. Talking about the gains made by West Indies players, three of them have moved up in the rankings. Opening batsman  Brandon King has risen five spots to eighth while Johnson Charles has moved up 17 places to 20th. On the other hand, Kyle Mayers has jumped up 12 spots to 31st.

India star Suryakumar Yadav is currently the number one T20I batter in the world. Apart from him, Yashasvi Jaiswal (6) is the only other Indian batter in the top ten.

ICC Rankings for bowlers in T20Is:

West Indies spinner Gudakesh Motie has made big gains in the ICC Rankings after his Player of the Series effort against South Africa. The left-arm spinner finished the series as the highest wicket-taker, taking 8 wickets in 3 games. Thanks to his brilliant performance, he has risen from outside the top 100 to 27th overall.

England's left-arm pacer Reece Topley has also jumped one spot to ninth on the list. Pakistan's bowlers have moved up in the rankings as well - Shaheen Afridi (up three spots to equal 11th), Haris Rauf (up two places to 25th), and Imad Wasim (up 14 rungs to 38th).

Among the bowlers, England leg-spinner Adil Rashid is at the top of the rankings. Axar Patel at number three is the highest-ranked Indian bowler in the ICC Rankings for T20Is.


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