ICC Rankings: Suryakumar intact at summit, Virat drops out of Top 10; Hasaranga new No.1 T20I bowler
The latest International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings have seen a major overhaul as Virat Kohli has dropped out of the Top 10 T20I batter’s rankings despite impressing in the ongoing T20 World Cup in Australia. The standings are still led by India’s Suryakumar Yadav who continues his impressive run in the tournament. The bowler's rankings also saw a major overhaul as Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga is the new No.1 bowler after a string of impressive performances for his side in the T20 World Cup.
In a major surprise, Virat Kohli who is nominated for the ICC Men’s Player of the Month award for October has dropped out of the Top 10 in the ICC Men’s T20I batters rankings. Virat is the leading run scorer in the T20 World Cup and has scored 246 runs for the national team. However, Virat’s poor performance against Bangladesh has seen him drop out of Top 10.
The brilliance of Suryakumar Yadav means he remains in top spot and with an extended advantage in that position and a career high rating of 869 points. Suryakumar Yadav has scored 225 runs in five innings at the T20 World Cup and is enjoying the form of his life having scored three fifties already in the tournament.
Yadav’s outrageous innings against Zimbabwe has helped secure his number-one placing, with Mohammad Rizwan, Devon Conway and Babar Azam rounding out the top four.
Further down the batter rankings it is Finn Allen of New Zealand and India’s KL Rahul who are making moves, rising by six and five spots respectively and close to breaking into the top 10.
Hasaranga took 15 wickets during Sri Lanka’s World Cup campaign, more than any other player by the end of the Super 12 stage and has regained the number one ranking that he last held in November 2021.
He finished the tournament with magnificent returns of 3/13 against Afghanistan and 2/23 against England, adding further weight to his reputation as one of the best leg-spinners in world cricket.
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