India’s star batsman Suryakumar Yadav retained his top position in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for men’s T20 batsmen released on Wednesday. All-rounder Hardik Pandya moved up to joint 50th position. Suryakumar further consolidated his position at the top of the rankings after scoring an unbeaten 111 in the second T20I against New Zealand. He has collected 31 rating points from the three-match series. With 890 rating points, he is 54 rating points ahead of second-placed Mohammad Rizwan of Pakistan.
Hardik, who led India in the series against New Zealand, reached joint 50th position among batsmen after scoring an unbeaten 30 in the last match of the series. In the bowlers’ list, veteran fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has moved up two places to 11th while left-arm seamer Arshdeep Singh has moved up one place to 21st. Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has jumped eight places to reach the 40th position.
Indian legend Virat Kohli is the top Indian in the rankings for batsmen in ODIs with the sixth position. Captain Rohit Sharma remains at the eighth position. Injured Jasprit Bumrah is at 11th position in the bowlers’ list. Australia openers David Warner and Travis Head made a significant improvement in the batsmen’s rankings after a stupendous 269-run stand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in the home series against England.
Steve Smith, who was strong in the home series against England, also managed to equal his career-best ranking of seventh. Warner has moved up one place to fifth after scoring 106 in the third ODI against England, while Head has moved up 12 places to 30th after scoring 152 runs in it. In the list of bowlers, Mitchell Starc has reached the fourth position while Adam Zampa has reached the seventh position.