DUBAI: Pakistan all-format captain Babar Azam retained the top spot in the T20I batters’ list as India’s Suryakumar Yadav failed to dethrone the Pakistan skipper despite his astonishing recent surge in T20I rankings.
According to the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) latest released rankings Babar maintained the No.1 position in the T20I rankings. At the same time, Yadav lingered on the second with a difference of 13 rating points as he missed the final T20I match of the series against West Indies.
Meanwhile, Indian batter Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant made significant strides in the rankings following India’s 4-1 win in the five-match T20I series against West Indies. Iyer jumped six spots to 19th while Pant moved seven places to 59th.
Earlier, Yadav jumped three spots to displace Pakistan’s wicketkeeper batter Mohammad Rizwan from the second position while posing a threat to Babar’s top rank as well.
The tense contest between Babar and Yadav for the top position will make the blockbuster Asia Cup 2022 clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan on August 28 even more exciting for cricket fans in both countries.