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Latest ICC men’s T20I rankings: Babar Azam re-enters top three, Mohammad Rizwan stays No.1

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by Wisden Staff 1 minute read

Babar Azam has re-entered the top three, after falling to the fourth spot last week in the ICC Men’s T20I Rankings, while Mohammad Rizwan continues to hold on to his spot at the top.

Babar had a poor Asia Cup, where he hit 68 runs in six games at an average of 11.33. The first T20I against England, where he made 31, extended his slump, and saw him fall to No.4 in the ICC rankings. It was the first time since February 2021 that he had fallen out of the top three. However, a fine century in the next game has propelled Babar to no.3 in the ICC rankings, with the charts led by teammate Mohammad Rizwan.

Pakistan’s wicketkeeper notched up scores of 88*, 8 and 88 in the second, third and fourth T20Is against the visiting England, allowing him to retain his spot at the top. He also gained 36 rating points and is 60 ahead of Suryakumar Yadav, who jumped up a place to second. It is also his highest rating.


Aiden Markram, who was No.2 last week, was displaced by Suryakumar after he continued his excellent form in the recent T20I series against Australia. Starting off with a 46 in 25 in the first match, the big-hitter stroked 69 in 36 deliveries at Hyderabad to help India win the series 2-1.

The other big beneficiary was Harry Brook, who is now in the top 30, after gaining a massive 118 points. He impressed with knocks of 31, 81* and 34 in the last three T20I games against Pakistan, which were held in Karachi. Aaron Finch also moved up a place to five, following a score of 31 against India in the second T20I.

The bowling rankings see Josh Hazlewood maintain the top spot despite a below-par showing against India, where he picked up three wickets in as many games. Adam Zampa (sixth) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (tenth) were not as fortunate, though, dropping a spot each after a dismal performance.

Axar Patel’s continued good form helped him rise up to No.18. The spinner picked up 2-13 in an eight-over clash and then bagged 3-33 in the last T20I. Hardik Pandya’s climb continued in the all-rounder’s rankings as well, as he jumped up to fourth from fifth. He also has 184 rating points – his career best.

The all-rounder’s list saw a top at the top after Mohammad Nabi took over from Shakib Al Hasan.

ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings (Batting)

Mohammad Rizwan – Pakistan
Suryakumar Kumar – India
Babar Azam – Pakistan
Aiden Markram – South Africa
Aaron Finch – Australia
Dawid Malan – England
Devon Conway – New Zealand
Pathum Nissanka – Sri Lanka
Muhammad Waseem – UAE
Reeza Hendricks – South Africa

ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings (Bowling)

Josh Hazlewood – Australia
Tabraiz Shamsi – South Africa
Adil Rashid – England
Rashid Khan – Afghanistan
Wanindu Hasaranga – Sri Lanka
Adam Zampa – Australia
Maheesh Theekshana – Sri Lanka
Mujeeb Ur Rahman – Afghanistan
Akeal Hosein – West Indies
Bhuvneshwar Kumar – India

ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings (All-rounder)

Mohammad Nabi – Afghanistan
Shakib Al Hasan – Bangladesh
Moeen Ali – England
Wanindu Hasaranga – Sri Lanka
Hardik Pandya – India
Glenn Maxwell – Australia
JJ Smit – Namibia
Zeeshan Maqsood – Oman
Rohan Mustafa – UAE
Dipendra Airee – Nepal

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