Babar Retains Top Spot as Hafeez & Shadab Move Up in ICC T20I Rankings

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England opener, Tom Banton, and Pakistan’s experienced middle-order batsman, Mohammad Hafeez, have made significant gains in the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings after their fine showing in the three-match series that ended in a 1-1 draw on Tuesday. Babar Azam continues to occupy the top spot with 869 points.

In the latest rankings, England remains in second position and Pakistan fourth in the list led by Australia.


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Banton’s tally of 137 runs, including a knock of 71 in the washed-out opening match, saw him gain an astounding 152 places to reach 43rd position. Hafeez took the spot behind him, moving up from 68th to 44th after topping the series with 155 runs including a player of the match effort of 86 not out in the final match.

Dawid Malan, who enjoyed a career-best ranking of second in November last year, moved back into the top five after aggregating 84 runs in the series while Jonny Bairstow also gained one place to reach a career-best 22nd position.

Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan’s five wickets, including a haul of three for 34 in the second match, have lifted him one place to eighth position.


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Tom Curran of England and Shaheen Afridi of Pakistan have both moved up the list to take a joint-20th position. Curran has gained seven slots and Shaheen 14 places after picking up two wickets each in the series. Wahab Riaz (up 18 places to 107th) and Haris Rauf (up 25 places to 157th) were the others to gain in the latest rankings update.

Top 10 Batsmen

Rank(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avg

S/R

Highest Rating

1(-)

Babar AzamPak

869

49.93

128

896 v Eng at Cardiff 2019

2(-)

KL RahulInd

824

45.65

146

854 v Eng at Old Trafford 2018

3(-)

Aaron FinchAus

820

38.25

156

901 v Zim at Harare 2018

4(-)

Colin MunroNZ

785

31.34

156

830 v Pak at Dubai 2018

5(+1)

Dawid MalanEng

771*

50.27

149

804 v Pak at Old Trafford 2020

6(-1)

Glenn MaxwellAus

721

35.02

160

838 v SL at Adelaide 2019

7(-)

Eoin MorganEng

702

30.94

139

872 v Ind at Old Trafford 2011

8(-)

H ZazaiAfg

676*

40.71

155

736 v WI at Lucknow 2019

9(-)

Evin LewisWI

674

32.20

155

781 v Eng at Durham 2017

10(-)

Virat KohliInd

673

50.80

138

897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014

Top 10 Bowlers

Rank(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avg

Econ

Highest Rating

1

Rashid KhanAfg

736

12.62

6.14

816 v Ban at Dehradun 2018

2

M RahmanAfg

730

17.72

6.15

745 v Ire at Greater Noida 2020

3

Ashton AgarAus

712!

21.28

6.73

712 v SA at Cape Town 2020

4

Adam ZampaAus

712

19.03

6.12

720 v SL at Brisbane 2019

5

Tabraiz ShamsiSA

681!

35.05

7.45

681 v Aus at Cape Town 2020

6

Mitchell SantnerNZ

677

21.07

7.36

724 v Pak at Wellington 2018

7

Imad WasimPak

665

22.31

6.12

780 v WI at Trinidad 2017

8(+1)

Shadab KhanPak

651

21.07

7.22

768 v Sco at Edinburgh 2018

9(-1)

Adil RashidEng

649

27.23

7.75

716 v WI at St Kitts 2019

10

Sheldon CottrellWI

639!

20.50

7.83

639 v SL at Pallekele 2020

What are your thoughts on the latest rankings? Let us know in the comments section.

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