Suryakumar overtakes Babar to bag third spot in latest T20I rankings

DUBAI: Following his recent slump with the bat, Pakistan all-format captain Babar Azam lost his spot to India’s Suryakumar Yadav on the latest ICC T20I rankings.

Babar witnessed a further drop in his rankings as he slipped to the fourth while the Indian middle-order batter surpassed the Pakistan skipper to claim the third spot with 780 rating points, according to the latest rankings released by the International Cricket Council on Wednesday.

Wicket-keeper batter Mohammad Rizwan, on the other hand, stayed at the No.1 spot with a career-high 825 rating points, followed by South Africa’s Aiden Markram on the second with 792 points.

Babar’s sudden plunge on the T20I batters’ list is attributed to a below-par performance in the Asia Cup 2022. Although, he managed 31 off 24 in the series opener against England on Tuesday.

Pakistan skipper retained the No.1 spot for 1155 days- most by any batter in T20Is – before he was replaced by Rizwan earlier this month.

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