ICC T20I Rankings: Babar Azam loses top spot to Dawid Malan

Babar Azam loses Rankings

The Pakistani star batsman Babar Azam loses top spot and drop down to second place in the latest ICC Player Rankings for T20I Batsmen. England player Dawid Malan has grabbed the number one spot in the newest release of ICC men’s T20I rankings.

After leveling with Pakistan in the T20 series, England played with Australia again in their home ground and claimed victory against the Aussies which the hosts won 2-1, and Dawid Malan was outstanding throughout the series.

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The 33-year-old left-handed batsman moved four places up after scoring 129 runs in the series in which he was man of the match when made 66 runs. Dawid Malan is now eight points ahead from Pakistan T20 skipper Babar Azam in the ratings points table.

Apart from Babar Azam who loses top spot Pakistan’s duo spinners Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan also moved down in the bowling category rankings.

The Australian T20 captain Aaron Finch’s made 125 runs in the series which was enough to keep him at the third spot in the ICC batsman ranking. Glenn Maxwell also holding onto the sixth position among batsmen.

Afghanistan’s Muhammad Nabi also promoted to the second spot in the all-rounders list.

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avg S/R Highest Rating 
(+4) Dawid Malan Eng 877 48.71 147 885 v Aus at Southampton 2020 
(-1) Babar Azam Pak 869 49.93 128 896 v Eng at Cardiff 2019 
( – ) Aaron Finch Aus 835 38.43 155 901 v Zim at Harare 2018 
(-2) Lokesh Rahul India 824 45.65 146 854 v Eng at Old Trafford 2018 
(-1) Colin Munro NZ 785 31.34 156 830 v Pak at Dubai 2018 
( – ) Glenn Maxwell Aus 696 33.52 158 838 v SL at Adelaide 2019 
(+1) Hazratullah Zazai Afg 676* 40.71 155 736 v WI at Lucknow 2019 
(+1) Evin Lewis WI 674 32.20 155 781 v Eng at Durham 2017 
(+1) Virat Kohli India 673 50.80 138 897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014 
10 (-3) Eoin Morgan Eng 671 30.27 139 872 v India at Old Trafford 2011 
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