- Saiman Das
ICC Ranking: After maintaining his position at the top of the 2018 MRF Tyres ICC T20 batting rankings, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam can claim to have held the title of best T20I batter in the world for the longest period of time.
The No. 1 T20I batter ranking belonged to India’s star Virat Kohli for a total of 1,013 days during his ten-year rule, but Babar has now exceeded this total after a protracted reign. The Pakistani captain recently expressed a desire to compete for the top spot in all three game types.
He is currently classified as the No. 1 batter in T20Is and ODIs. Ishan Kishan of India dropped one spot within the top 10 to rank seventh among batters in the most recent T20I rankings, which were made public by the ICC on Wednesday.
Harry Tector, a promising young batsman from Ireland, climbs a huge 55 slots to 66th after a strong series against India, while Deepak Hooda soars 414 spots to tie for 104th worldwide.
Josh Hazlewood of Australia has recently been one of the top white-ball bowlers in the world, and the in-form seamer moved up two spots to tie for fifth in the most current ODI rankings. Hazlewood, who already holds the top spot in the T20I rankings.
He has risen to the top spot in the ODI rankings thanks to a good performance of 2/22 in the final 50-over game of the series against Sri Lanka. Due to Chris Woakes’ absence from England’s recent ODI series against the Netherlands.
The tall seamer fell two spots to fourth in the most recent rankings, while Pakistani fast Shaheen Afridi and New Zealander Matt Henry both gained a slot behind Trent Boult, who is currently ranked first.
The top 10 ODI batter rankings also see a minor change, with Root and Shai Hope moving up to tie for 10th place, bumping Australia captain Aaron Finch down to 12th.
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Following the conclusion of England’s home series against New Zealand. There is significant movement behind top-ranked Test hitter Joe Root despite the fact that he maintains a slim lead. On the most recent batter rankings, Player of the Series Daryl Mitchell moves up four ranks to 12th. While fellow Kiwi Tom Blundell moves up eleven spots to 20th.
Jonny Bairstow, another member of Root’s England squad. Also stands out after climbing 20 spots to take 21st place among Test batters. On the most recent rankings for bowlers, New Zealand’s workhorse Neil Wagner falls one spot to 10th. With England’s Stuart Broad and Jack Leach rising 13 spots and 25 spots, respectively.
Following a dismal second Test against the West Indies. Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan slides to third place on the all-rounder rankings, with India’s seasoned Ravi Ashwin replacing him. After winning Player of the Match against Bangladesh. Kyle Mayers of West Indies moves up three spots to ninth place in the all-rounder rankings.
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