In the recently ICC Men’s Player Rankings released today, there are some big gainers from Indian team. Hardik Pandya becomes the highest ranked Indian all rounder in T20I climbing up to 5th spot. Surya Kumar Yadav has risen up to the No. 3 spot in the World, after his classy knock of 46 against Australia in first T20I and it helped him inch closer towards Pakistan opener Mohammad Rizwan at the top of the T20I batter rankings.
South Africa star Aiden Markram (792 rating points) and Yadav (780) are within very close distance to Mohammad Rizwan (825 rating points) and they will have the golden opportunity to make a run for the top ranking with their respective bilateral series and also in the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia which is less than a month away. Rizwan scored a half-century against England in Karachi on Tuesday and maintains a slight advantage at the top of the rankings with a margin of 45 rating points from the 2nd ranked batter.
Babar drops to fourth on the latest rankings following his poor Asia Cup and a return of below par 31 against England in the first T20I match yesterday, while England’s Dawid Malan (725) and Australia skipper Aaron Finch (715) forms super six.
Consistent seamer Josh Hazlewood remains at the No.1 ranking of bowlers as the right-arm bowler bowled well and displayed his skills with the key wickets of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul in their first match.
England spinner Adil Rashid stays in third and remains close to Hazlewood and second-placed Tabraiz Shamsi following a two-wicket haul against Pakistan, while returning England batsman Alex Hales re-enters the T20I batter rankings coming back after three-year in international cricket.
Pakistan quick Haris Rauf climbs up four spots to 21st on the latest list for T20I bowlers after a fine performance against England, while team-mate Mohammad Nawaz shots up three places to 31st. Axar Patel jumps 24 spots to 33rd on the list for bowlers after he took three wickets in his last match.