Babar loses number 1 position as Shadab makes huge gains in the T20I rankings

Pakistan's star batter Babar Azam has dropped to third on the ICC T20I batter rankings after performing poorly with the bat in the two T20Is against the West Indies. Babar only managed to get 7 runs against West Indies in the two T20Is, as he got out with a duck in the first T20I and retired with 7 run-outs in the second T20I.

Babar has been struggling for form lately as he failed to impress with three games against Bangladesh in the recently concluded T20I series. After some great performances at the 2021 T20 World Cup, which ended up being the tournament's top running shooter, Babar's form has deteriorated. The Englishman Dawid Malan has regained his top spot, while the South African Aiden Markram has also overtaken Babar and is now in second place in the world rankings.

On the other hand, Pakistan's star all-rounder Shadab Khan has made up 5 places and is ranked 9th in the world after extraordinary performances. Shadab was at his best at the 2021 T20 World Cup and continued his rich form in the series against Bangladesh and the West Indies. He is the only Pakistani bowler to be in the top 10 on the ICC T20I bowler rankings.

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Meanwhile, Mohammad Rizwan claimed his fourth place in the batter rankings after a great half century in the first T20I and a solid 38 innings in the second T20I against the West Indies.

Here are the top 10 T20I rankings:

                                                                                                                                                                 Top 10 Batters

Rank   Player        Rating Points
1 Dawid Malan 805
2 Aiden Markram 796
3 Babar Azam 789
4 Mohammad Rizwan 766
5 KL Rahul 729
6 Aaron Finch 709
7 Devon Conway 703
8 Jos Buttler 674
9 Rassie Van Der Dussen 669
10 Martin Guptill 658


                                                                                                                                                                 Top 10 Bowlers

Rank   Player        Rating Points
1 Wanindu Hasaranga 797
2 Tabraiz Shamsi 784
3 Adam Zampa 725
4 Adil Rashid 719
5 Rashid Khan 710
6 Josh Hazlewood 705
7 Mujeeb Ur Rahman 679
8 Anrich Nortje 655
9 Shadab Khan 636
10 Tim Southee 633