Indian batsman Suryakumar Yadav has maintained his top spot in the ICC men’s T20I batting rankings released on Wednesday, following his stellar performance in Australia’s just-concluded T20 World Cup. Suryakumar became the No. 1 T20I batsman after a stellar performance in the Super 12 leg of the T20 World Cup where he hit 50 three times in five innings. That performance helped him achieve a career best score of 869 points. Although his rating dropped to 859 after his dismissal for 14 in the semi-final against England, Suryakumar has maintained his position at the top.
The 32-year-old amassed 239 runs during the World Cup with an outstanding average and strike rate of 59.75 and 189.68 respectively, also finishing as the event’s third highest runs scorer.
England’s Alex Hales, who crushed an unbeaten 86 from 47 deliveries in the semi-final against India, made a big leap, climbing 22 places to No. 12.
Hales finished as England’s second-highest runs-scorer in the T20 World Cup, with 212 runs at an average of 42.40.
Hales has been in great form since his return to England earlier this year. He has completed 430 T20I rides in 2022, with an excellent average of 30.71 and an equally good pass rate of 145.27.
Other batters who progressed in the top 10 are Babar Azam and Rilee Rossouw.
The Pakistani skipper scored a match-winning fifty in the semi-final against New Zealand to gain one spot to move up to No. 3.
South African Rossouw also jumped up to seventh after New Zealander Glenn Phillips dropped to eighth. Rossouw had scored a great century against Bangladesh in the T20 World Cup.
Other batters in the top five besides Suryakumar and Babar are Mohammad Rizwan, Devon Conway and Aiden Markram.
Both Rizwan and Markram held on to their second and fifth places respectively, while Conway dropped to fourth after losing his third spot to Babar.
In the bowling charts, Adil Rashid is the biggest winner after his extraordinary performances in the semi-final against India and the final against Pakistan. Rashid recorded figures of 1/20 and 2/22 respectively in the two games and gained five spots to move up to No. 3.
His compatriot Sam Curran also gained two places to move up to No. 5, after a Player of the Match performance of 3/12 in the final against Pakistan. Wanindu Hasaranga remains the best bowler, followed by Rashid Khan.
In the all-rounders ranking, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi and Hardik Pandya continue to occupy the top three respectively.
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