World’s No. 1 T20I Batter Mohammad Rizwan: His team may have reached the final of the Asia Cup 2022, but Pakistan captain Babar Azam is not the number 1 ranked T20I batsman in the world due to his poor form.
Azam is ranked second in the ICC rankings released on Wednesday, while his teammate and wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan tops the list with 815 rating points. Azam has topped the T20I batting charts for 1155 days in his career.
World’s No. 1 T20I Batter is Now Rizwan
Rizwan is one of the stars in the ongoing Asia Cup tournament, scoring 192 runs in the first three matches, followed by 20 against Afghanistan on Wednesday night; While Azam has been disappointing, he scored only 33 runs in 3 matches and got a first-ball duck in the match against Afghanistan.
Only one Indian – Suryakumar Yadav is fourth with 775 rating points – in the world’s top ten rankings in T20I cricket.
Yadav, who scored a sensational 68 against Hong Kong but failed to do much against Pakistan and Sri Lanka, is one place down from the previous rankings.
Mohammad Rizwan is now the World’s No. 1 T20I Batter
India captain Rohit Sharma has moved up three places to 14th, while star batsman Virat Kohli has gained four places to be in 29th place after scoring 60 runs against Pakistan.
Hardik Pandya remains at the fifth position in the all-rounder’s list. In the bowling charts, spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has moved up eight places to 50th, young pacer 50th and young pacer Arshdeep Singh has gained 28 places to be at 62nd.
Australia’s fast bowler Josh Hazlewood (792 rating points) and Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi (256 rating points) top the bowling and all-rounder charts respectively.
Sri Lanka’s Pathum Nisanka, who scored 52 off 37 balls to help his team beat India in a Super 4 match, scored 52 off 37 balls to help his team beat India.
In the bowling charts, the spinners from Sri Lanka and Afghanistan have made the most of the gains after their stellar performances in the Asia Cup.