Rizwan Reigns Supreme as Babar Slips to 4th in latest ICC T20I rankings
Virat Kohli was recognized for his heroism against Pakistan at the ICC T20 Men's World Cup in the last ICC Men's World Cup rankings while a new contender emerged in the first place on the batting list.
Kohli smashed an undefeated 82 to lead his team to a memorable victory over Pakistan on Sunday in Melbourne and that hit catapulted the old Indian captain into the top 10 batsmen.
The 33-year-old hit six four and sixes during his glorious 53-ball stay at the MCG and duly moved five places to ninth place on the latest set of player leaderboards that were released by the ICC on Wednesday.
Pakistan star Mohammad Rizwan remains on the top of the batting list, but there is a new challenger for the title as a New Zealander Devon Conway, rises three places to second following his unbeaten 92 against Australia at the T20 World Cup.
Conway beat the Australian attack in all parts of the SCG in his 58-ball inning while he and Finn Allen (42 off of 16) combined to put the defending T20 World Cup champions to the sword in the opening match of the Super 12 on Saturday.
Conway passed India’s Suryakumar Yadav, Pakistani skipper Babar Azam and South African veteran at the end of the race,Aiden Markram, and remotely to challenge Rizwan for the best billing at a career-high of 831 points.
Allen is also on the move, with his blazing shot against the Australians helping him improve a huge 17 places to tie 13th overall on the list of batters.
Here are the complete ICC T20I batting rankings:
1 Mohammad Rizwan Pakistan 849
2 Devon Conway New Zealand 831
3 Suryakumar Yadav India 828
4 Babar Azam Pakistan 799
5 Aiden Markram South Africa 762
6 Dawid Malan England 754
7 Aaron Finch Australia 681
8 Pathum Nissanka Sri Lanka 658
9 Virat Kohli India 635
10 Mohammad Waseem 626