Suryakumar Yadav Continues To Reign As Top T20 Batter In Latest ICC Rankings

Suryakumar Yadav Continues To Reign As Top T20 Batter In Latest ICC Rankings. Suryakumar Yadav continued to top the ICC Men’s T20I Batter Rankings released on Wednesday, despite going through a rough patch in the ongoing Indian Premier League. He currently leads the chart with 906 rating points, followed by Mohammed Rizwan of Pakistan (811 points), skipper Babar Azam (755), South Africa’s Aiden Markram (748), and New Zealand’s Devon Conway (745). Meanwhile, Virat Kohli maintained his position at the 15th spot with an unchanged ranking.

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In the first three matches of IPL 2023, Suryakumar has scored 15, 01, and 0, indicating a rough start. During Pakistan’s upcoming five-match T20 international series against New Zealand beginning on Saturday, Babar, who has moved up to third place, will have the chance to catch up to him.

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The just-concluded T20I series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka rewarded the players for their performances. Mahish Teekshana’s outstanding performance helped him achieve his career-best rating and move up to joint-fifth in the rankings for bowlers.

The bowlers’ list is presently spearheaded by Rashid Khan, the spinner from Afghanistan, trailed by his compatriot Fazlhaq Farooqui, Josh Hazlewood from Australia, and Wanindu Hasaranga from Sri Lanka.

Moreover, Bangladesh’s victory over Ireland in Mirpur brought some changes in the Test rankings. Mushfiqur Rahim’s recent scores of 126 and 51 not out resulted in him ascending five spots to 17th in the Test batsmen’s list. Additionally, the spin pair Taijul Islam and Shakib Al Hasan also advanced their rankings in the bowlers’ list.

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Suryakumar Yadav’s Performance In IPL 2023

Yadav returned with three consecutive ducks in ODIs less than a month ago, making him the 14th batter to do so. Although Yadav has never been proficient in the ODI format, people conveniently put the blame on the format rather than the player.

Before the Indian Premier League 2023 started, Yadav was expected to excel in a format and tournament where he had performed well in the past. However, his three poor outings in a row have raised concerns about the 32-year-old batter’s current form.

Yadav has scored only 16 runs in three innings at an average and strike rate of 5.33 and 84.21, respectively, putting him third-last on the list of highest run-scorers for Mumbai this season.