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Babar bridges gap with top-ranked Malan in T20I rankings

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Pakistan captain Babar Azam’s series-topping 133 runs against Zimbabwe have helped him reduce the gap with top-ranked Dawid Malan by two rating points in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings, but he is still six points adrift of the England batsman.

• Leg-spinner Usman Qadir makes impressive entry; Madhevere, Chisoro also gain in latest update

Pakistan captain Babar Azam’s series-topping 133 runs against Zimbabwe have helped him reduce the gap with top-ranked Dawid Malan by two rating points in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings, but he is still six points adrift of the England batsman.

Babar, who is currently the only one in the top five of all three formats in batting, had scores of 82 and 51 in the first two matches of the series but did not bat in the final match as Pakistan won by eight wickets to seal the series 3-0 in Rawalpindi on Tuesday.

Babar has been number one for a total of 774 days in four different stretches during his impressive career and was upstaged by Malan in September as the England batsman struck fine form during a 2-1 home series win over Australia. Haider Ali’s 103 runs in the Zimbabwe series have lifted him a whopping 639 places to 110th in the batting list.

Leg-spinner Usman Qadir, the son of Abdul Qadir, the famous leg-spinner of the 1980s and 1990s, has entered the rankings in 207th position after finishing as the most successful bowler in the series with eight wickets. Mohammad Hasnain (up 43 places to 81st), Wahab Riaz (up six places to 103rd) and Haris Rauf (up 51 places to 108th) have also made notable gains among the Pakistan bowlers.

Zimbabwe all-rounder Wesley Madhevere’s 103 runs in the series, which included an unbeaten 70 in the opening match, have lifted him 756 places to 163rd among batters while former captain Elton Chigumbura has gained one spot to retire at 96th position in the rankings. In the bowlers’ list, Tendai Chisoro has re-entered the rankings in 73rd position.

In the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings, Pakistan have gained one point but remain in fourth position with 262 points. Australia (275 points), England (271) and India (266) hold the top three positions.

MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings (as of 11 November 2020)

Batting (top 10)

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

S/R

Highest Rating

1

( - )

Dawid Malan

Eng

877

48.71

147

885 v Aus at Southampton 2020

2

( - )

Babar Azam

Pak

871

50.93

130

896 v Eng at Cardiff 2019

3

( - )

Aaron Finch

Aus

835

38.43

155

901 v Zim at Harare 2018

4

( - )

Lokesh Rahul

India

824

45.65

146

854 v Eng at Old Trafford 2018

5

( - )

Colin Munro

NZ

785

31.34

156

830 v Pak at Dubai 2018

6

( - )

Glenn Maxwell

Aus

696

33.52

158

838 v SL at Adelaide 2019

7

( - )

H Zazai

Afg

676*

40.71

155

736 v WI at Lucknow 2019

8

( - )

Evin Lewis

WI

674

32.20

155

781 v Eng at Durham 2017

9

( - )

Virat Kohli

India

673

50.80

138

897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014

10

( - )

Eoin Morgan

Eng

671

30.27

139

872 v India at Old Trafford 2011

 

Other selected rankings

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

S/R

Highest Rating

96

(+1)

E Chigumbura

Zim

338

19.00

140

529 v Afg at Bulawayo 2015

110

(+639)

Haider Ali

Pak

303*!

51.33

148

303 v Zim at Rawalpindi 2020

163

(+756)

W Madhevere

Zim

218*

26.75

119

248 v Pak at Rawalpindi 2020

 

Bowling (top 10)

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

Eco

Highest Rating

1

( - )

Rashid Khan

Afg

736

12.62

6.14

816 v Ban at Dehradun 2018

2

( - )

M Ur Rahman

Afg

730

17.72

6.15

745 v Ire at Greater Noida 2020

3

( - )

Ashton Agar

Aus

706

20.86

6.87

717 v Eng at Southampton 2020

4

( - )

Tabraiz Shamsi

SA

681!

35.05

7.45

681 v Aus at Cape Town 2020

5

( - )

Adam Zampa

Aus

679

20.86

6.56

720 v SL at Brisbane 2019

6

( - )

M Santner

NZ

677

21.07

7.36

724 v Pak at Wellington 2018

7

( - )

Adil Rashid

Eng

676

25.42

7.64

716 v WI at St Kitts 2019

8

(+2)

K Richardson

Aus

641

25.81

7.69

664 v Eng at Southampton 2020

9

(+2)

Sheldon Cottrell

WI

639!

20.50

7.83

639 v SL at Pallekele 2020

10

(-2)

Imad Wasim

Pak

637

21.93

6.13

780 v WI at Trinidad 2017

 

Other selected rankings

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

Eco

Highest Rating

81

(+43)

M Hasnain

Pak

392*!

38.28

7.44

392 v Zim at Rawalpindi 2020

73

(RE)

Tendai Chisoro

Zim

408*

30.66

6.94

504 v SA at Potchefstroom 2018

103=

(+6)

Wahab Riaz

Pak

345

26.67

7.99

538 v WI at Trinidad 2017

108

(+51)

Haris Rauf

Pak

342*!

23.63

8.38

342 v Zim at Rawalpindi 2020

207

(NEW)

Usman Qadir

Pak

163*!

7.50

5.45

163 v Zim at Rawalpindi 2020

 

All-rounders (top five)

Rank                     

(+/-)

Player 

Team  

Pts 

Highest Rating

1

( - )

M Nabi

Afg

294

355 v Ban at Mirpur 2019

2

( - )

S Al Hasan

Ban

268

409 v Pak at Mirpur 2015

3

( - )

G Maxwell

Aus

220

368 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2016

4

(+1)

R Berrington

Sco

194

204 v Ire at Malahide 2019

5

(-1)

S Williams

Zim

190

225 v Nepal at Singapore 2019

 

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