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ICC T20 Ranking: Babar Azam Jumps a Spot

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket skipper Babar Azam has jumped up a spot in the ICC Men’s T20 players rankings and his opening partner Muhammad Rizwan remained at the top position.

In the latest rankings released here on Wednesday (28th of September, 2022) by the ICC Babar has improved in the batting charts, thanks to the second ton of his T20 career.

Babar, who had occupied the No1 position for 1,155 days before being overtaken by team-mate Muhammad Rizwan early this month, was named Player of the Match for an unbeaten 110 in the second T20I of their ongoing seven-match series against England and followed it up with scores of eight and 36 in the third and fourth matches, which were also played over the past week.

“Babar Azam notched up the second T20I hundred of his career in the second T20I against England, which has propelled him to No 3 in the batting charts,” said the ICC.

Muhammad Rizwan has regained the top spot after his brilliant displays in the ongoing seven-match series against England.

Meanwhile, India’s Suryakumar Yadav moved up to number two after his scintillating 69 off 36 deliveries in the third T20I against Australia in Hyderabad, while Australia skipper Aaron Finch ranked number five.

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M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.