Saturday, February 4, 2023

Suryakumar Yadav achieves best ever ranking, moves up to Babar after rise in T20 Cricket rankings

Bright Times News: Suryakumar Yadav has been acting correctly over the past year or so, especially in T20Is, despite some criticism over India’s decision to open with him in recent encounters. The most current ICC T20I rankings, which were made public on Wednesday, provided the clearest evidence of his dependability and superiority.

He moved up three ranks, placing him in second place on the batsmen’s list, two ratings points behind Pakistani captain Babar Azam. If the final two Twenty20 Internationals against the Windies go according to plan, the Indian right-hander would likely overtake Babar as the top T20I hitter by the end of India’s tour of the West Indies.

Babar won’t have the opportunity to increase his rating points, thus it’s likely to be in Suryakumar’s favoravour that Pakistan won’t have any T20Is planned until the Asia Cup, which starts on August 27.

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Due to his outstanding 76 off 44 balls in the third T20I encounter against the West Indies on Tuesday in St. Kitts, Suryakumar, who was ranked No. 5 when the West Indies series started, rose to No. 2. Babar now holds the record for most rating points with 818. Another member of his team, Mohammad Rizwan, is in the third position with 798 points.

After scoring his first T20I century against England, Suryakumar rose an astounding 44 spots, and he has maintained that form ever since.

His T20 career has gotten off to a tremendous start. In the shortest form of the game, he has already proven himself to be an essential part of the Indian batting team after only 22 games. After participating in the same amount of games, Suryakumar, an Indian, is the player with the second-highest number of runs with 648 runs in 22 T20 Internationals.

Only KL Rahul, who scored 755 runs, is ahead of him. Suryakumar, though, had the highest strike rate of any Indian after 20 innings, at 175.6, whereas Rahul’s was 152.50. Tabraiz Shamsi, a South African bowler, rose to second place in the rankings after a brilliant series against England.

When compared to Josh Hazlewood, who presently tries then first place and has 792 rating points, Shamsi, who held first place for the majority of the period from April to October of last year, has moved up one slot to take over second place but is still 64 rating points behind him.

The left-arm wrist-spinner took eight wickets, including a match-winning five for 24 in the pivotal game, to help India defeat England 2-1 and receive 19 rating points.

India’s opener Shikhar Dhawan moved up one spot to 12th in the ODI rankings after hitting a half-century in the final match of his ODI series in the West Indies. The most recent updates went to Indians Yuzvendra Chahal (16th) and Shardul Thakur (72) while Nicholas Pooran, the captain of the West Indies, climbed two spots to 30th.

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