Ever since the advent of the 2021 edition of the ICC T20I World Cup, the world has witnessed several ups and downs. The same ups and downs are reflected on the ICC player rankings as well. The ICC new player’s ranking is out, and it’s not a good sight for Indian fans. According to PTI, the Indian opener has moved just a place up to 23 on the tally, while Bumrah has jumped 10 places to land on the joint 24th rank.
Babar Azam has been the news of the town in the world cup. With his fabulous performance against India, and then consecutive fifties against Afghanistan and Namibia, he climbs past Dawid Malan of England to become the Number 1 T20I batter. This is the 6th time he has claimed the top spot in this format.
England too has played some fabulous competition in this tournament and it is shown in the rankings tally too as their openers Jason Roy and Jos Buttler both make considerable climbs on the rankings table. While Buttler who scored the first century of this tournament on Monday climbed 8 spots to reach his career-best 9th position. His opening partner too has moved up 5 spots to the 14th position.
Meanwhile, we have a new number 1 ranked bowler in the form of Wanindu Hasarango, he replaced South Africa’s Tabraiz Shamshi after 2 three-wicket hauls against South Africa and England. There are two more wrist spinners in the top 5, in the form of Adil Rashid of England. He climbed up to the 3rd rank by overtaking Rashid Khan of Afghanistan.
In the allrounder’s tally, the Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi has caught up with Bangladeshi allrounder Shakib AL Hasan.