Babar Azam grabs career-best sixth spot in T20I rankings

Babar Azam
Shukriya Pakistan

Pakistan’s young batting sensation, Babar Azam has reached his career-best T20I ranking as he earned the sixth spot after his brilliant batting against the World XI in Independence Cup.

Babar rose 21 spots in the ICC T20I Player Ranking due to his 179 runs in the three-match T20I series, which included a score 86 followed by 45 and 48 runs in the second and third game respectively.

Due to Babar Azam’s heroics and Ahmed Shehzad’s solid batting, who has now grabbed 22nd place in the rankings, Pakistan defeated the star-studded World XI in the Independence Cup by 2-1.

On the other hand, Pakistan maintained their second position in T20I team ranking with 121 points, four points behind the top ranked side, New Zealand.

Batsmen Ranking

1. Virat Kohli
2. Aaron Finch
3. Evin Lewis
4. Kane Williamson
5. Glenn Maxwell
6. Babar Azam
7. Alex Hales
8. Joe Root
9. Mohammad Shahzad
10. Hamilton Masakadza
10. Faf Du Plessis

Team Ranking

1. New Zealand
2. Pakistan
3. West Indies
4. England
5. India
6. South Africa
7. Australia
8. Sri Lanka
9. Afghanistan
10. Bangladesh