ICC T20I Rankings: Suryakumar Yadav Retains Top Spot In Batters, Sam Curran Climbs Into Top 5 Bowlers
India’s middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav has retained his number 1 position in the latest ICC men’s T20I batter ranking following his three half-centuries in the recently-concluded T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.
Suryakumar finished the tournament with 239 runs in 6 outings at an average of 59, a strike rate of 189, ending up as the third-highest scorer in the tournament. During the tournament, Yadav achieved a career-best rating of 869 points, though his rating dropped to 859 after his dismissal for the score of 14 in the semi-final against England.
Pakistani openers Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam held onto their second and third position respectively despite a subdued tournament.
England opener Alex Hales smashed scores of 52 vs New Zealand, 47 vs Sri Lanka, and 86* vs India which propelled him to number 12 with a jump of 22 spots. Hales finished as England’s second-highest run-scorer in the T20 World Cup, with 212 runs at an average of 42.40.
Rilee Rossouw, the swashbuckling South African number 3 who hit a century vs Bangladesh, jumped up to the 7th position.
Adil Rashid enters top three bowlers T20I ranking
Among the bowlers, England leg-spinner Adil Rashid gained 5 slots and is now seated at the number 3 ranking following his terrific performances of 1/20 and 2/22 in the semi-final vs India and final vs Pakistan respectively.
Sam Curran had a breakthrough tournament where he emerged as an excellent death bowler. Curran delivered a Man of the Match performance in the final, recording figures of 3/22, and also was named the Player of the Tournament - the first proper pacer to bag this award in T20 WC history -for taking 13 wickets, 9 out of which were in the death overs. Sam Curran moved up to number 5 among bowlers.
Wanindu Hasaranga, who also had a good tournament with the ball, retained his numero uno ranking in T20I men’s bowlers, while Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan retained his number 1 all-rounder spot, followed by Mohammad Nabi and Hardik Pandya.