India captain Virat Kohli has retained his top position for batsmen in the latest T20I rankings, released by International Cricket Council Council on Sunday (September 17). On the other hand, Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has made a huge leap in the rankings after his stunning performance in the recently-concluded series against World XI.
The right-handed batsman was adjudged the Player of the Series for scoring 179 runs in the three-game series and has he has now jumped 21 spots to grab a career-best sixth position. Babar started the series with a career-best innings of 86 and followed it up with two other useful knocks of 45 and 48 to finish as the highest run scorer in the series as Pakistan won 2-1. Another impressive performer of the series Ahmed Shehzad has risen 9 spots to reach joint-22nd position. Thisara Perera, who played a whirlwind match-winning knock in the second game, has gained 16 slots to reach 53rd place while South Africa batsman Hashim Amla has moved up three places to 12th position.
West Indies opener Evin Lewis, meanwhile, has also reached his career-best ranking after his quickfire fifty in the one-off T20I against England on Saturday (September 16). The left-handed batsman, who had slammed 51, gained one spot to reach a career-best third position while his opening partner Chris Gayle’s score of 40 has helped him gain four slots to reach joint-22nd position.
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In bowling, India’s pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah has moved up one spot to reach second position while Pakistan’s Imad Wasim has retained the top spot. West Indies skipper Carlos Brathwaite (up 17 places to 33rd) and Kesrick Williams (up 12th place to 61st) have made significant gains after picking up three wickets each against England.
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Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan continues to lead the allrounders’ list and is followed by Australia’s Glenn Maxwell and Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi.
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In the team’s raking, West Indies has moved to third place from fourth while England has dropped to fourth from second. New Zealand is leading the rankings while India are fifth.