T20I batting rankings: Suryakumar Yadav fails to regain top spot, Ruturaj Gaikwad moves up to 7th spot

T20I batting rankings: Suryakumar Yadav fails to regain top spot, Ruturaj Gaikwad moves up to 7th spot



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Star batsman Suryakumar Yadav remains second in the ICC Men's T20I Batting Rankings, which also includes Ruturaj Gaikwad, who has made significant progress following his exploits in the ongoing series against Zimbabwe. Suryakumar is second with 821 rating points, behind Australia's Travis Head, who has 844 rating points. England's Phil Salt is third with 797 points, ahead of Pakistan captain Babar Azam (755), Mohammad Rizwan (746) and Jos Buttler (716). Gaikwad has jumped 13 spots to seventh in the rankings thanks to his brilliant 77 not out off 47 balls in India's comprehensive 100-run win in the second T20I against Zimbabwe.

With most of the players from India's ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024-winning squad rested for the Zimbabwe tour, the five-match series has given India's back-up players a chance to showcase their talent, and with the retirement of stalwarts like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja, emerging players can make a good claim for a regular spot in the team.

Apart from Gaikwad, among the Indian batsmen, Rinku Singh and Abhishek Sharma also batted well.

Rinku, who is among the reserve players for the T20 World Cup, jumped four places to 39th position with the help of his unbeaten 48 off 22 balls in the second T20 match.

After getting out for zero in the first match, all-rounder Abhishek played a brilliant innings of 100 runs in just 47 balls in the second match. With this brilliant innings, he reached 75th position in the rankings for the first time.

Zimbabwe's Brian Bennett jumped 25 places to 96th position after two aggressive performances. He scored 22 runs off 15 balls and 26 runs off nine balls in two matches.

In the T20 International list of bowlers, left-arm spinner Axar Patel has dropped two places to ninth with 644 rating points and is the only Indian in the top 10.

Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav has also dropped three places to 11th position while T20 World Cup Player of the Tournament Jasprit Bumrah has also dropped two places to 14th position.

Besides, there were some changes in the top 10 of the bowling rankings as well, with Adam Zampa (7th), Fazalhaq Farooqui (8th) and Mahesh Theekshana (10th) gaining positions.

India's Ravi Bishnoi, who took six wickets in the first two matches against Zimbabwe, has jumped eight places to 14th position.

Blessing Muzarabani has also moved up eight places to 55th after the first two matches, after taking a crucial 1/17 to help Zimbabwe win the first T20I.

Meanwhile, India vice-captain Hardik Pandya slipped one place to second position in the T20 all-rounders' rankings.

Wanindu Hasaranga of Sri Lanka reached the top spot.

India's Washington Sundar entered the top 50 after scoring a quick 27 in the first match and taking three wickets in two matches.

Akshar is ranked 12th in the all-rounders' rankings.

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