New Delhi. Pakistan captain Babar Azam has emerged as the best batsman in the world in all three formats of Test, ODI and T20. The ICC rankings are also confirming this. Babar is included in the top-5 batsmen in all three formats in the latest ICC rankings. In ODIs and T20s, he is the number-1 batsman in the world. At the same time, Babar is in fourth place in the Test. Babar may not be included in the Fab Four (Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Steve Smith and Joe Root). But, in the last few years, his stature as a batsman has grown a lot. Now he has achieved another huge achievement in T20.
Babar Azam has now made the record of becoming the No. 1 batsman in T20 for the longest time. Before him, this achievement was in the name of Virat Kohli. He was the number-1 batsman of T20 for 1013 days in the last decade. Now Babar has overtaken him in the latest T20 rankings. Babar is currently at number one in the T20 rankings of batsmen with 818 rating points. In second place is Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan. He has 794 rating points in his account.
At present, Virat is not even included in the top-10 batsmen of T20. Ishaan Kishan is the only Indian in the top-10. He is in seventh place. They have lost 2 places. Virat Kohli is at 21st and Rohit Sharma is at 19th.
Deepak Hooda took a long jump
Deepak Hooda has also benefited from his strong performance in the T20 series against Ireland. He has jumped 414 places and now he has come to 104th position. Not a single Indian is included in the top-10 bowlers of T20. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is India’s top-ranked bowler in T20. He is in 14th place.
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If we talk about the Test ranking of batsmen, then former England captain Joe Root remains the number-1 batsman. There has been a reshuffle in the rankings after the recently concluded Test series between England and New Zealand. Player of the Series Daryl Mitchell has jumped four places to 12th position. There itself. His teammate Tom Blundell has moved up 11 places to be in 20th place. Marnus Labuschagne is the second and Steve Smith is the No. 2 batsman in Tests.
Tags: Babar Azam, Deepak Hooda, ICC T20 Rankings, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 29, 2022, 15:26 IST