The rankings by the International Cricket Council are highly dynamic with regard to T20 cricket. Hence, we find drastic movements made by players very often. Even the top positions closely compete and there could be constant changes at the top of the charts. Here, we take a look at the player who is the No.1 T20I batter according to the latest ICC Ranking.
No.1 T20I batter as per the latest ICC ranking
With 818 points, Babar Azam is at the top of the list in men’s cricket. The Pakistan cricketer has been in terrific form in recent years. Although he has had to drop out of the top position a few times, he has more or less occupied that slot on most occasions in recent months.
In recent years, the race has majorly between Babar Azam, Dawid Malan, Mohammad Rizwan and Aiden Markram for the top slots. However, Indian cricketer Suryakumar Yadav has entered the race and now features at No.2, just 13 points behind Babar.
🇵🇰 skipper Babar Azam keeps his throne as # 1⃣ ranked T20I batter in the world 🙌👑
Suryakumar Yadav, after missing the last T20I against West Indies, drops his rating and keeps the second spot 🇮🇳#BabarAzam𓃵 #ICCRankings #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/adxHsygR8i
— CricWick (@CricWick) August 10, 2022Advertisement
Men’s ranking could change with Asia Cup 2022
Asia Cup 2022 could be the tournament that will induce multiple changes in the batting charts of T20I cricket. Of course, the other charts could also get impacted but it is the batting list that is most likely to have modifications.
Since teams such as India and Pakistan will take part in the event, there will be a direct competition between Babar Azam and SKY for the No.1 spot. Along with this, there were will be other cricketers such as Mohammad Rizwan and Pathum Nissanka in the mix. Of course, the Indian trio of KL Rahul, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma might be struggling with their positions but if they have a good display, they could go past many other players on this list. Hence, this aspect will also be one of the subplots in the upcoming Asia Cup.