ICC T20 Rankings: Suryakumar surpasses Muhammad Rizwan and Babar Azam to become the top batter in the world.


Suryakumar Yadav’s astonishing recent surge to the top of the most recent MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Player Rankings for T20I batsmen signals the end of his climb.

In the most recent ICC T20 batter rankings, he beat players like Babar Azam and Muhammad Rizwan on Wednesday to claim the top place with 863 rating points. During the current T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia, the right-handed batter accomplished an incredible accomplishment after scoring back-to-back half-centuries against the Netherlands and South Africa.

Since making his international debut in March of last year, Suryakumar has surprised everyone, and his most recent achievement—taking Rizwan’s top spot—rewards him for his stellar recent run of form. With eight half-centuries and one spectacular century under his belt already this year, he currently tops the list of the format’s greatest run scorers with 935 runs.

He has been in excellent spirits throughout the ongoing championship action Down Under. Suryakumar has 134 runs from three innings, with his brilliant 68 against the Proteas on Sunday in Perth being a definite high point.

Other Batsmen Rose Up Too

In the meanwhile, New Zealander Glenn Phillips and South African batter Rilee Rossouw have snuck into the top 10 thanks to their outstanding performances in the current competition in Australia. The Proteas No. 3 scored an outstanding century against Bangladesh in Sydney, propelling him up a remarkable 17 spots to ninth place.

Following his outstanding 104 against Sri Lanka at the SCG, Phillips has climbed five spots to sixth on the most recent list of batters. The sole another member of the New Zealand squad is his teammate Devon Conway, who is third.

The most recent list of T20I bowlers also has a lot of movement, with Sri Lankan all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga coming agonizingly close to unseating fellow spinner Rashid Khan for the top spot. With 13 victories under his belt, the great spinner from Sri Lanka is presently leading the competition in wickets taken. On the most recent list of bowlers, he has climbed four positions to the second slot overall.

With a total of 700 rating points, Rashid continues to be at the top of the list, while Hasaranga (697), Tabraiz Shamsi (694), and Josh Hazlewood (692) are also close behind.

After a strong start to the T20 World Cup, England’s Sam Curran moves up two ranks to sixth overall, while South Africa’s Anrich Nortje moves up 11 spots to ninth.

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