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Suryakumar Yadav of India will compete in the T20 World Cup as the second best hitter in the format following an update to the ICC Men’s Player Rankings released on Wednesday. Pakistani opener Mohammad Rizwan (861 rating points) has extended his lead at the top of the T20I batter rankings after another consistent outing throughout the New Zealand tri-series, while Suryakumar (838) still holds the second lead over the blockbuster clash between the two neighbors at the MCG on Sunday. KL Rahul (13), Virat Kohli (15) and Skipper Rohit Sharma (16) are all static in the latest update.
Pakistani skipper Babar Azam is third, ahead of New Zealand’s Aiden Markram and Devon Conway from South Africa.
The lone move into the top 10 after the latest batter rankings update saw aggressive New Zealand righthander Glenn Phillips rise an impressive 13 places to equal 10th thanks to his strong tri-series efforts against Bangladesh and Pakistan.
Hardik Pandya also held steady in sixth place in the T20I all-rounder ranking with 173 rating points.
Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan will enter the T20 World Cup as the best all-rounder.
Shakib claimed the highest score on the back of an outstanding tri-series against New Zealand and Pakistan, with the veteran playing for half a century consecutively in Bangladesh’s last two matches. Shakib expelled the Afghan Mohammad Nabi.
There was very little movement in the top 10 of the updated bowlers’ list, with Mujeeb Ur Rahman (up two places to fifth) and South African counterpart Keshav Maharaj (up one place to eighth).
Australian sailor Josh Hazlewood (705 rating points) maintains his lead at the top of the T20I bowling rankings, followed by Afghan spinner Rashid Khan (696), Sri Lankan tweaker Wanindu Hasaranga (692) and South African veteran Tabraiz Shamsi ( 688).
Indian trio Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel are placed 12th, 22nd and 23rd respectively.
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