Hazlewood retains his No. 1 position in the bowlers’ rankings after taking two wickets in the Mohali T20I
Suryakumar Yadav has overtaken Babar Azam to take the third position in the men’s T20 international rankings. He is now just 12 points behind second- placed Aidan Markram , while top-ranked Mohammad Rizwan is not too far behind Surya. Rizwan has 825 marks while Surya has 780 marks.
Rizwan, Suryakumar and Babar all performed well on Tuesday. Rizwan scored 68 runs in 46 balls and Babar scored 31 runs in 24 balls against England in Karachi . However, Pakistan had to face defeat. Suryakumar’s innings of 46 off 25 balls was better than Pakistan’s openers, but India also faced defeat.
The T20 World Cup is not far away, so all the top batsmen have a chance to outdo each other in preparation for it. India have two more T20 Internationals to play against Australia and then three matches against South Africa, all of which India will play at home. While Pakistan have six more matches to play against England in the longest bilateral T20 international series between full member nations in history.
David Malan and Aaron Fitch are currently ranked fifth and sixth respectively. Both these players are playing T20 international series with their respective teams, if they keep scoring well then they can move up in the rankings.
After the conclusion of the T20 internationals in Mohali and Karachi, some other players also made good progress. Hardik Pandya ‘s unbeaten 71 off 30 balls saw him climb 22 places to No. 65 in the batting rankings, while Akshar Patel took three wickets for 17 to climb 24 places in the bowling rankings. Up to number 33. Josh Hazlewood was in his usual form, returning to take 2 for 39 to retain his No. 1 spot in the bowling rankings, while Adil Rashid ‘s 2 for 27 in Karachi kept him in third place. Mein madad ki.