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Suryakumar Yadav Extends Lead as Rinku Singh Makes A Meteoric Rise In ICC Rankings
By CricShots - Dec 13, 2023 5:31 pm
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Star Indian batter Suryakumar Yadav has further cemented his place at the top of the ICC Men’s T20I Batting Rankings, extending his lead after a blistering half-century in the second T20I against South Africa. With a score of 56 in 36 deliveries, Suryakumar gained 10 rating points, boasting a total of 865 points.

Rinku Singh
Rinku Singh 

This significantly outpaces his closest rivals, Mohammad Rizwan of Pakistan (787 points) and Aiden Markram of South Africa (758 points), securing his position as the number one T20I batter. His dominance comes less than a year after claiming the top spot during the T20 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

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If he maintains his current form, Suryakumar is likely to carry the title into next year’s tournament in the West Indies and USA. Other notable climbers include South Africa’s Reeza Hendricks (up one place to eighth), India’s Tilak Varma (up ten places to 55th), and Rinku Singh (up 46 places to equal 59th).

 

Meanwhile, in the T20I bowling rankings, Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan has joined India’s Ravi Bishnoi at the top. With Bishnoi missing the South Africa tour, Khan has seized the opportunity to share the lead.

Additionally, South Africa’s Tabraiz Shamsi rose two places to 10th after an impressive spell of 1/18 in the recent T20I. India’s Kuldeep Yadav also climbed five places to 32nd, while Aiden Markram improved two positions to second on the T20I all-rounder rankings, trailing only Ravindra Jadeja.

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These shifts highlight the dynamic nature of the ICC rankings and the ongoing competition among the world’s best players in the shortest format of the game. As the year progresses and major tournaments approach, we can expect further changes and exciting battles for supremacy.