Babar Azam Reclaims Top Spot in ICC T20I Rankings

Pakistan’s all-format captain, Babar Azam, has reclaimed his number one spot in the ICC T20I batter rankings after a sublime start to the 2021 T20 World Cup campaign. Babar has scored three half-centuries in the first four matches of the T20 World Cup and is currently the third-highest run-scorer in the tournament with 198 runs.

Babar overtook England’s Dawid Malan who had replaced Babar as the number one batter late last year. While Babar has scored heavily in the previous few weeks, Malan has been in torrid form over the past few months. He hasn’t registered a big score in England’s first four matches in the 2021 T20 World Cup as well.

Pakistan’s captain has been in marvelous form over the past few years. He is already ranked as the number one ODI batter in the world while he has also improved his Test numbers over the past few series. He is ranked as the number 7th batter in the longest format of the game.

Babar’s opening partner, Mohammad Rizwan, is currently ranked as the number four batter and is only two points away from the number three ranked Aaron Finch. If Rizwan continues his magnificent form in the upcoming matches, he will likely replace Finch as the number three batter in the world.

Here are the top 10 T20I batters in the world:

Player Team Rating Points
Babar Azam Pakistan 834
Dawid Malan England 798
Aaron Finch Australia 733
Mohammad Rizwan Pakistan 731
Virat Kohli India 714
Aiden Markram South Africa 712
Devon Conway New Zealand 698
KL Rahul India 678
Jos Buttler England 670
Evin Lewis West Indies 665