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Babar Azam reclaimed number-one ranking in T20I

Lahore : Babar Azam has reclaimed the number-one ranking in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Player Rankings for T20I Batsmen for the third time this year after hitting two half-centuries in Pakistan’s 3-0 series win over Australia. The series result means Pakistan cannot be displaced from the top spot irrespective of the outcome of their upcoming series against New Zealand as well as the one between India and the Windies. 

Babar’s series aggregate of 163 runs with a strike-rate of a little over 117 has helped him leapfrog Australia captain Aaron Finch, who managed just four runs in three matches, Lokesh Rahul of India and New Zealand’s Colin Munro into the coveted number-one position. 

Babar now leads second-ranked Finch by five points after the Australian started the series with a commanding 126 points lead over the Pakistani. From this series, Babar earned 79 points while Finch conceded 52 points. 

Babar, who captained Pakistan at the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2012, had topped the batting charts for the first time in his career in January following the series against New Zealand. He then regained the top spot following the home series against the Windies in April. Both the times, he lost the No.1 ranking to Finch. 

Another batsman to make an impact in the top-20 is Jason Roy of England. The opener scored 69 in the only T20I against Sri Lanka, which has helped him to rise five places to a career-high ninth position. 

In the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Player Rankings for T20I Bowlers, England’s wrist spinner Adil Rashid and Australia fast bowler Billy Stanlake have achieved career-high rankings, while Pakistan’s Imad Wasim has also made a return to the top-10. 

Rashid took three for 11 in Sri Lanka, which has helped him rise four places to fifth, while Stanlake took five wickets in two appearances that have lifted him nine places to become his country’s highest-ranked bowler in ninth position. Imad has been rewarded for his four wickets with a gain of 14 places that has put him in 10th position. 

Outside the top-10, Pakistan’s Faheem Ashraf has jumped 18 places to a career-best 16th ranking, Hasan Ali has risen eight places to a career-high 21st position and Adam Zampa has moved up 20 places to claim 22nd position. 

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s 3-0 series win means they will remain the number-one ranked side irrespective of how their upcoming series against fifth-ranked New Zealand and the three-match series between second-ranked India and seventh-ranked Windies pan out. 

The 3-0 win has earned Pakistan four points, which have lifted them to 136 points, while Australia have dropped five points and are now on 118 points, just ahead of England on decimal points. 

Even if New Zealand and India win all their upcoming T20Is, Pakistan (130) will continue to lead India (127) by three points. However, this result will help New Zealand move ahead of England and Australia in third position. 

In contrast, if Pakistan and the Windies win all their matches, Pakistan will rise to 138 points and only one point will separate second-ranked India (119) from fourth-ranked Australia (118). In this scenario, the reigning ICC Men’s World T20 champions will jump from 106 points to fifth on 114 points. 

Schedule of upcoming matches: 

Pakistan v New Zealand

31 Oct – 1st T20I , Abu Dhabi

2 Nov – 2nd T20I, Dubai

4 Oct – 3rd T20I, Dubai 

India v Windies

4 Nov – 1st T20I, Kolkata

6 Nov -2nd T20I, Lucknow

11 Nov – 3rd T20I, Chennai

 

MRF Tyres ICC T20I Team Rankings (as on 29 October, following the conclusion of Pakistan v Australia and one-off T20I between Sri Lanka and England): 

Rank    Team               Points

1.      Pakistan           136

2.      India                 124

3.      Australia           118

4.      England            118

5.      New Zealand     116

6.      South Africa      111

7.      Windies            106

8.      Afghanistan      92

9.      Sri Lanka          87

10.   Bangladesh      77

11.   Scotland           62

12.   Zimbabwe         55

13.   UAE                 50

14.   Netherlands      50

15.   Hong Kong       42

16.   Oman               39

17.   Ireland              34

18.   Nepal               26

MRF Tyres ICC T20I Player Rankings (as on 29 October, following the conclusion of Pakistan v Australia and one-off T20I between Sri Lanka and England): 

BATSMEN (top 10)

 

Rank      (+/-)        Player                   Team     Points    Highest Rating

   1          (+4)        Babar Azam          Pak         844         881 v Win at Karachi 2018

   2          (-1)         Aaron Finch          Aus         839         900 v Zim at Harare 2018

   3          ( – )         Lokesh Rahul       Ind          812         854 v Eng at Old Trafford 2018

   4          ( – )         Colin Munro          NZ          801         805 v Pak at Wellington 2018

   5          (-3)         Fakhar Zaman      Pak         793         842 v Aus at Harare 2018

   6          (+1)        Martin Guptill        NZ          747         793 v SA at Hamilton 2012

   7          (-1)         Glenn Maxwell      Aus         742         801 v NZ at Auckland 2018

   8          ( – )         Alex Hales             Eng         697         866 v Ind at Edgbaston 2014

   9          (+5)        Jason Roy            Eng         688!       688 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2018

  10         ( – )         Rohit Sharma       Ind          678         681 v Ban at Mirpur 2016

 

SELECTED RANKINGS 

BATSMEN (top 10) 

Rank      (+/-)        Player                   Team     Points    Highest Rating

  11         (-2)         D’Arcy Short         Aus         677*       756 v UAE at Abu Dhabi 2018

  16         (RE)       Shaiman Anwar    UAE       630         636 v PNG at Abu Dhabi 2017

  17         (-1)         Jos Buttler             Eng         610         614 v Ind at Bristol 2018

  20         (-1)         Eoin Morgan         Eng         590         872 v Ind at Old Trafford 2011

  29         (-4)         Shoaib Malik         Pak         548         577 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2009

  39         (+5)        Thisara Perera      SL           513!       513 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2018

  41         (-7)         Sarfraz Ahmed     Pak         503        521 v Aus at Harare 2018

  69         (+10)      M. Hafeez             Pak         385        649 v SL at Dubai 2013

  71         (-2)         Hussain Talat        Pak         364*       441 v Win at Karachi 2018

  78         (-2)         D Chandimal         SL           339        442 v Aus at Pallekele 2016

  79         (RE)       Rohan Mustafa     UAE       331*       386 v Afg at Abu Dhabi 2017

  84=       (-1)         N Dickwella           SL           282*       400 v Aus at Melbourne 2017

               (-4)         Asif Ali                   Pak         282*       314 v Aus at Harare 2018

  86         (-2)         Upul Tharanga      SL           281*       302 v Ind at Colombo (RPS) 2018

  87=       ( – )         Tom Bruce            NZ          279*       348 v Ban at Bay Oval 2017

               ( – )         Andre Russell       Win         279*!      279 v Ban at Lauderhill 2018

  89         (-3)         Dasun Shanaka    SL           278*       288 v Ind at Colombo (RPS) 2018

  91         (RE)       Rameez Shahzad UAE       276*       294 v Afg at Dubai 2016

  92         (-2)         D de Silva             SL           271*       346 v SA at Centurion 2017

  96         (+3)        Chris Lynn            Aus         254*       267 v NZ at Auckland 2018

BOWLERS (top 10) 

Rank      (+/-)        Player                   Team     Points    Highest Rating

   1          ( – )         Rashid Khan         Afg         793        816 v Ban at Dehradun 2018

   2          ( – )         Shadab Khan        Pak         757        769 v Sco at Edinburgh 2018

   3          ( – )         Ish Sodhi               NZ          700        739 v Pak at Wellington 2018

   4          ( – )         Y. Chahal              Ind          685        706 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2018

   5          (+4)        Adil Rashid            Eng         676!       676 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2018

   6          (-1)         Mitchell Santner    NZ          665        731 v Pak at Wellington 2018

   7          ( – )         Samuel Badree     Win         655        855 v Pak at Mirpur 2014

   8          ( – )         Imran Tahir           SA          653        795 v NZ at Auckland 2017

   9          (+9)        Billy Stanlake        Aus         640*       653 v Pak at Dubai 2018

  10         (+14)      Imad Wasim         Pak         636        780 v Win at Trinidad 2017

 

SELECTED RANKINGS 

Rank      (+/-)        Player                   Team     Points    Highest Rating

  11         (-5)         Andrew Tye          Aus         634        658 v Pak at Harare 2018

  14         (RE)       M. Naveed            UAE       622        632 v Afg at Dubai (GCA) 2016

  15         (-3)         Liam Plunkett        Eng         621        644 v Ind at Cardiff 2018

  16         (+18)      Faheem Ashraf     Pak         611*!      611 v Aus at Dubai 2018

  21         (+8)        Hasan Ali              Pak         587!       587 v Aus at Dubai 2018

  22         (+20)      Adam Zampa        Aus         585*       599 v NZ at Sydney 2018

  25         (RE)       Ahmed Raza         UAE       567        578 v PNG at Abu Dhabi 2017

  48         (+7)        N. Coulter-Nile      Aus         472        594 v Ind at Mohali 2016

  49         (-4)         Glenn Maxwell      Aus         466        570 v NZ at Dharamsala 2016

  50         (RE)       Rohan Mustafa     UAE       465*!      465 v Aus at Abu Dhabi 2018

  51         (-4)         Ashton Agar          Aus         463*       491 v Zim at Harare 2018

  61         (RE)       Lasith Malinga      SL           422        684 v Win at Colombo (RPS) 2015

  64         (-8)         Thisara Perera      SL           416        462 v Pak at Colombo (RPS) 2015

  66         (-6)         Moeen Ali              Eng         412*       506 v Ind at Bengaluru 2017

  72         (+12)      Usman Khan         Pak         398*!      398 v Aus at Dubai 2018

  79         (+2)        M. Hafeez             Pak         385        689 v Zim at Harare 2013

  84         (-5)         Ben Stokes           Eng         372*       444 v Ind at Bengaluru 2017

  98         (+18)      L. Sandakan         SL           314*!      314 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2018

  99         (-9)         Shoaib Malik         Pak         313        414 v Eng at Sharjah 2015

 

ALL-ROUNDERS (top five) 

Rank      (+/-)        Player                   Team     Points    Highest Rating

   1          ( – )         Glenn Maxwell      Aus         345        396 v Eng at Melbourne 2018

   2          ( – )         Mohammad Nabi  Afg         313        323 v Ban at Dehradun 2018

   3          ( – )         Shakib Al Hasan   Ban         310        408 v Pak at Mirpur 2015

   4          ( – )         JP Duminy            SA          225        276 v Ban at Mirpur 2015

   5          ( – )         Marlon Samuels   Win         222        321 v SL at Mirpur 2014

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