Suryakumar Yadav, a middle-order batsman for India, has maintained his top spot in the ICC men’s T20I batting rankings, which were released on Wednesday.
This is due to his outstanding performance in the recently finished T20 World Cup in Australia.
Alex Hales of England, who scored an unbroken 86 from 47 deliveries against India in the semifinal, made a significant improvement by moving up 22 spots to No. 12.
Hales finished the T20 World Cup as England’s second-highest run scorer with 212 runs at an average of 42.40.
Since making his comeback to the England team earlier this year, Hales has been in fantastic form. His 430 T20I runs in 2022 have been scored at a fantastic average of 30.71 and a similarly excellent strike rate of 145.27.
Mohammad Rizwan, Devon Conway, and Aiden Markram are the other batsmen in the top five, in addition to Suryakumar and Babar.
Rizwan and Markram have managed to maintain second and fifth place, respectively, while Conway has plummeted to fourth after losing his third place to Babar.
Suryakumar Yadav amassed 239 runs during the World Cup:
Suryakumar Yadav became the No. 1 T20I batter after a stellar performance in the T20 World Cup’s Super 12 stage, where he smashed three fifties in five innings.
That performance aided him in attaining a career-high rating of 869 points. Despite his rating dropping to 859 after being dismissed for 14 in the semi-final against England, Suryakumar has managed to maintain his top spot.
During the World Cup, the 32-year-old amassed 239 runs at an amazing average and strike rate of 59.75 and 189.68, respectively, and finished as the event’s third-top run-scorer.
Adil Rashid has made the highest improvement in the bowling rankings thanks to his outstanding efforts in the semifinal match against India and the championship match against Pakistan.
Rashid gained five positions to move up to No. 3 after recording stats of 1/20 and 2/22 in the two games, respectively.
Following a Player of the Match performance of 3/12 in the tournament final against Pakistan, his fellow countryman Sam Curran rose two spots to take the No. 5 position. Rashid Khan and Wanindu Hasaranga are still the top-ranked bowlers, respectively.