Suryakumar Yadav leapfrogs Babar Azam to 3rd spot in ICC T20I rankings | Cricket News

DUBAI: Indian Suryakumar Yadav replaces Pakistani captain Babar Azam to take third place in the T20I hitting list in the latest ICC Men’s Player Rankings released Wednesday.
Yadav impressed with a classy 46 in India’s four-wicket loss to Australia in the opener of their three-game series at Mohali on Tuesday. The knock helped him get closer to Pakistan’s opener Mohammad Rizwan at the top of the T20I batting board.
The right-hander dethroned Babar from third place, with Rizwan only 45 points clear of him.
Rizwan scored half a century in Pakistan’s loss to England in Karachi on Tuesday and maintains a narrow advantage at the top of the table with a career-high 825 points.

South African Aiden Markram (792 points) is second ahead of Yadav (780).
Babar dropped to fourth in the latest standings after their sub-par Asian Cup and a 31 against England in the series opener. Englishman Dawid Malan (725) and Australian skipper Aaron Finch (715) complete the top 6.
Besides Yadav, versatile Indian star Hardik Pandya jumped 22 places to 65th overall after his stunning 71 not against Australia, while teammate Axar Patel climbed 24 places to 33rd in the list of bowlers after collecting three wickets on Tuesday.
Australian dressmaker Josh Hazlewood retained his top spot among bowlers after taking key wickets from Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul in the opening T20I.
England spinner Adil Rashid is third and trailing Hazlewood and second-placed Tabraiz Shamsi after a two-wicket run against Pakistan, while returning veteran Alex Hales returns to the T20I batting rating after a three-year hiatus of 20- on international cricket.
Speedy Pakistani Haris Rauf moves up four places to 21st on the latest T20I bowlers list after a strong performance against England, while his teammate mohamed nawaz jumps three places to 31st.

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