Suryakumar continues to lead the top spot in T20 batting rankings




India middle-order batter Suryakumar Yadav retained his position at the top of the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Batting Rankings.

After a superb showing in the Super 12 stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Suryakumar became the No.1 T20I batter where he smashed three fifties in just five innings.

His performance led him to earn an 869-point rating, which was a career best score. Although his rating dropped to 859 after his dismissal for 14 in the semi-final against England, his position has remained undisturbed as other batters in his vicinity failed to produce any eye-catching performances.

The 32-year-old finished the World Cup as the third-highest run scorer with 239 runs at an exceptional average and strike rate of 59.75 and 189.68, respectively.

Alex Hales, who scored an undefeated 86 from 47 deliveries against India in the semi-final, was also seen moving up significantly in the rankings, moving up 22 spots to No. 12. With 212 runs at an average of 42.40, Hales finished as England’s second-highest run scorer in the T20 World Cup.

The Other two batters who made progress in the top 10 are Babar Azam and Rilee Rossouw.The Pakistani captain moved up to No. 3 after scoring the game-winning fifty against New Zealand in the semi-final. South Africa batter Rossouw also jumped up to seventh after New Zealand’s Glenn Phillips dropped to the eighth spot.

The top five batter other than Suryakumar and Babar are Mohammad Rizwan, Devon Conway and Aiden Markram. Both Rizwan and Markram have managed to hold on to their second and fifth positions respectively, whereas Conway dropped down to fourth after losing his third position in the rankings to Babar.

In the bowling charts, Adil Rashid has been the biggest gainer after his extraordinary performances in the semi-final against India and the final against Pakistan. Rashid registered figures of 1/20 and 2/22 in the two matches respectively, gaining five spots to move up to No 3.

His compatriot Sam Curran also gains two spots to move to No 5, after a Player of the Match performance of 3/12 in the final against Pakistan. Wanindu Hasaranga continues to remain the top-ranked bowler, followed by Rashid Khan.

In the all-rounders’ rankings, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi and Hardik Pandya continue to occupy the top three spots.