3 Indian Batters Who Have Been At Number 2 Spot In ICC T20I Rankings But Couldn't Get To The Number 1 Spot

Updated - 11 Aug 2022, 06:38 PM

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav. Image: Twitter

Getting to the top of ICC rankings is a big achievement for any player. If we talk about the current ICC rankings in T20Is, there is only 1 Indian batsman in the top 10 categories. Among bowlers too, only 1 Indian makes it to the top 10. Among all-rounders, there is no Indian player in the top 10 places.

Reaching the top of ICC rankings requires a little bit of luck and a lot of hard work. Many Indian players have grabbed the top spot in ICC rankings in the past and grabbed the stupendous achievement in their kitties. However, there were times when some players failed to reach the top spot by an inch. Here we take a glance at 3 Indian batters who have been at the number 2 spot in ICC T20I rankings but couldn’t get to the no.1 spot.

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3 Indian Batters Who Have Been At Number 2 Spot In ICC T20I Rankings But Couldn’t Get To The Number 1 Spot

1. Gautam Gambhir (2007)

Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir (Image Credit: Twitter)

Gautam Gambhir is the first player on this list. The former India opener reached the 2nd spot in 2007 in T20Is but could not grab the top spot. In 2007, the former left-handed batter reached the 2nd spot in ICC T20I rankings but failed to get the top spot. It was a glorious year for Gambhir, as he slammed 290 runs in 7 T20I innings at an average of 41.42 with 4 fifties.

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2. KL Rahul (2018)

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. (Photo: Twitter)

KL Rahul is another player on this list. The right-handed batsman reached the 2nd spot in the T20I rankings in 2018 but could not grab the peak spot. During that year, the Indian opener slammed 324 runs in 11 T20I games at an average of 36.0 and also slammed 1 half-century and 1 century in the shortest format.

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3. Suryakumar Yadav (2022)

Suryakumar Yadav, Indian player Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav (Image Credits: Twitter)

Suryakumar Yadav is the other player on this list. The right-handed batsman recently finished on the 2nd spot in the latest ICC T20I rankings for batsmen. Yadav has scored 428 runs in 12 T20I games so far this year at an average of 38.0. He also stormed a marvellous century and 2 half-centuries in the shortest format this year. However, he could not surpass top-seeded Pakistan’s Babar Azam in the latest rankings.

 

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