Rizwan Inches Closer to Babar & Kohli in T20I Rankings

Wicket-keeper batsman, Mohammad Rizwan, has jumped up four places and is now ranked number ten in the world in ICC T20I batsman rankings. Rizwan’s magnificent performances in Pakistan’s 2-1 series win against Zimbabwe saw him enter the top ten for the first time in his career.


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The 28-year old scored two unbeaten half-centuries in the first and the third T20I which saw him leapfrog Indian opener, Rohit Sharma, West Indian opener, Evin Lewis, and England captain, Eoin Morgan, to break through into the top ten. Rizwan has accumulated 640 rating points and is 44 points behind 9th placed Kiwi opener, Martin Guptill.

Rizwan is the second Pakistani batsman to be ranked amongst the top ten, with captain Babar Azam currently ranked as the number three batsman in the world.

Let’s have a look at the top ten ICC T20I batsman in the world:

Rank Player Rating Points
1 Dawid Malan 892
2 Aaron Finch 830
3 Babar Azam 828
4 Devon Conway 774
5 Virat Kohli 762
6 Rassie van der Dussen 756
7 Lokesh Rahul 743
8 Glenn Maxwell 694
9 Martin Guptill 688
10 Mohammad Rizwan 640


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Elsewhere, Pakistani fast bowlers Haris Rauf and Mohammad Hasnain have climbed up the ICC T20I bowler rankings. Haris Rauf has climbed up staggering 17 places and is now ranked 21st in the world, meanwhile, Hasnain moved up 52 places and is now ranked joint 65th, alongside Usman Qadir, who moved up 12 spots as well.

There are no Pakistani bowlers in the top ten with the left-arm pacer, Shaheen Afridi, currently at the 17th spot. He is the highest-ranked Pakistani bowler in the world currently.

Pakistan remain at the fourth spot in the ICC T20I Team Rankings despite losing two rating points after succumbing to a defeat in the second T20I, meanwhile, Zimbabwe moved up to 11th position, overtaking Ireland.

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