ICC T20 rankings: Malan displaces Azam from high spot

Dubai, September 9

England batsman Dawid Malan has changed Pakistan’s Babar Azam on the high of the ICC participant rankings for T20I batsmen after a fruitful house collection in opposition to Australia.

The 33-year-old left-hander has progressed 4 locations after a series-topping combination of 129 runs, which included a participant of the match effort of 66 within the first fixture.

England gained the collection 2-1.

Malan, whose earlier finest rating was second in November final yr, is now eight ranking factors forward of Azam.

India’s KL Rahul, who has not performed worldwide cricket in over six months because of the COVID-19 pandemic, has misplaced two locations to be fourth, whereas his skipper Virat Kohli has gained a spot to be ninth.

Malan’s teammates Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler have additionally made headway in Wednesday’s replace.

Bairstow has gained three slots to succeed in a career-best 19th place after scoring 72 runs within the collection whereas Buttler has moved from 40th to 28th after scoring 121 runs in two matches, which additionally gained him the participant of the collection award.

For Australia, captain Aaron Finch’s 125 runs within the collection have helped him retain third place. Glenn Maxwell additionally holds on to his sixth place amongst batsmen whereas gaining one slot to succeed in second place within the record of all-rounders led by Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi.

England leg-spinner Adil Rashid has gained two slots to succeed in seventh place after ending as essentially the most profitable bowler within the collection in opposition to Australia with six wickets, whereas Australia left-arm spinner Ashton Agar’s 5 wickets have enabled him retain third place, behind the Afghanistan spin pair of Rashid Khan and Mujeeb ur Rahman.

Australia quick bowler Kane Richardson has moved into the highest 10 for the primary time in his profession after taking three wickets within the collection whereas his compatriot Mitchell Starc (up seven locations to 18th) and England’s Mark Wood (up 41 locations to 79th) have additionally made notable features.

Meanwhile, Australia have reclaimed the highest spot within the workforce rankings after briefly conceding it to England through the collection.

Australia began the collection 10 factors forward of their rivals at 278, however had been overtaken after dropping the primary two matches, when each had been on 273 factors, with England forward on decimal factors.

Australia, who had been No. 1 for the primary time on this format on the time of the annual replace on May 1 this yr, at the moment are on 275 factors and England on 271. PTI

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