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Babar Azam Moves Up in The Latest ICC T20I Batting Rankings

Babar Azam moves up in the latest ICC T20I batting rankings

Pakistan Captain Babar Azam Climbs to 3rd in ICC T20I Batting Ranking.

In the just-finished T20 World Cup semifinal against New Zealand, Azam scored the game-winning fifty and moves up in the latest ICC T20I batting rankings. Azam, however, did not have a good start to the tournament as he only scored 39 runs in the Super 12 stage of the competition, which led to criticism from both fans and various analysts for his poor performance.

In the championship game, he was able to score 32 runs however Pakistan was unable to prevent England from winning.

Throughout the competition, Azam was only able to produce 124 runs overall, averaging 17.71 and striking out 93.23 per nine innings.

Suryakumar Yadav, an Indian middle-order batsman, continues to hold the top spot in the batting rankings, according to the rest of the standings.

Mohammad Rizwan, a wicketkeeper-batsman for Pakistan, is ranked second, followed by Devon Conway of New Zealand and Aiden Markram of South Africa, who are ranked fourth and fifth, respectively.

Increased Rating for Alex Hales

After playing a significant part in his team’s successful campaign, England’s opening batsman Alex Hales saw a significant increase in rating.

“Alex Hales, who scored an undefeated 86 from 47 deliveries against India in the semi-final, was also spotted 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, according to a news release from the ICC.

Player of The Match

Sam Curran of England, who bowled three strikes against Pakistan in the championship match, earned Player of the Match honors and rose two points in the rankings of bowlers to take the number five spot. Rashid Khan of Afghanistan and Wanindu Hasaranga of Sri Lanka continue to hold the top two spots, respectively.

The Rank of Adil Rashid Rose

The third slot in the rankings has been occupied by England spinner Adil Rashid after he rose five points.

After his outstanding efforts in the semifinal match against India and the championship match against Pakistan, Adil Rashid has gained the most. Rashid earned five spots to move up to No. 3 by recording statistics of 1/20 and 2/22 in the two bouts.

India’s Hardik Pandya, Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi, and Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan continue to hold the top three slots in the all-rounder’s rankings.


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