Babar retains first position, KL Rahul advances at second in T20I Rankings


Karachi: Pakistan T20I skipper Babar Azam has retained the number one position in ICC T20I Batsmen Rankings after an impressive performance against Bangladesh in the three-T20I series in Lahore.

Indian batsman KL Rahul has reached the career-best second position after scoring 224 runs in five matches against New Zealand.

The comeback duo of experienced Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez have advanced to 45th and 71st positions, respectively, after scoring a half-century each against Bangladesh.

Young pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi has also climbed to 39th position from 72nd with two wickets in the series. Green shirts have retained the ICC T20I Team Rankings.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma are at number nine and ten spots respectively. Previously Rohit was on the 13th spot. Jasprit Bumrah has reached to 11th position from 37th and Yuzvendra Chahal has advanced 10 places to 30th.