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Babar Azam becomes No 1 T20I batter, pips Dawid Malan

By BetBarter Staff

November 3, 2021

Pakistan captain Babar Azam has become the No 1 T20I batter for the sixth time. Babar, who is having a sensation run in the 20-20 World Cup, displaced England’s Dawid Malan, who had occupied the slot since November 2019. Babar has led Pakistan from the front, scoring 199 runs in 4 games, including two half-centuries. The 27-year-old has 834 rating points, 26 more than Dawid Malan. Babar is also the No 1 batter in ODIs. Babar’s outstanding show, backed by Mohammad Rizwan's heroics have helped Pakistan win four games on the trot and cement their berth in the semifinals.

Meanwhile, from the other Group, England have enjoyed a fair amount of success, having won four back to back games. They have also qualified for the semi-finals. England opener Jos Buttler has played a pivotal role in England’s juggernaut. He is the leading run-scorer of the tournament, with 214 runs to his name, including a breathtaking hundred against Sri Lanka. His astounding show has helped him reach his career-best ninth slot. His partner Jason Roy too is up five slots to 14th.

In terms of bowlers, Wanindu Hasaranga has climbed to the helm of the ladder for the first time in his career. He leapfrogged Tabraiz Shamsi to become the No 1 T20I bowler.

Here are the updated rankings:

Top 10 batters

RankPlayerCountryRating Points
1Babar AzamPakistan834
2Dawid MalanEngland798
3Aaron FinchAustralia733
4Mohammad RizwanPakistan731
5Virat KohliIndia714
6Aiden MarkramSouth Africa712
7Devon ConwayNew Zealand698
8KL RahulIndia684
9Jos ButtlerEngland678
10Evin LewisWest Indies670

Top 10 bowlers

RankPlayerCountryRating Points
1Wanindu HasarangaSri Lanka776
2Tabraiz ShamsiSouth Africa770
3Adil RashidEngland730
4Rashid KhanAfghanistan723
5Mujeeb Ur RahmanAfghanistan703
6Adam ZampaAustralia671
7Anrich NortjeSouth Africa633
8Ashton AgarAustralia630
9Chris JordanEngland629
10Ish SodhiNew Zealand619

Top 5 all-rounders

RankPlayerCountryRating Points
1Mohammad NabiAfghanistan271
1Shakib Al HasanBangladesh271
3JJ SmitNamibia175
4Wanindu HasarangaSri Lanka172
5Zeeshan MaqsoodOman160