Suryakumar Yadav got an advantage in ICC rankings, and can snatch Babar Azam's chair!


Pakistan's Babar Azam's post as the best T20I batsman looks under threat after rising India star Suryakumar Yadav's lead in the men's player rankings.

Yadav has been in good form for India during the ongoing T20I series against West Indies and the 31-year-old's exploits with the bat have seen him upgrade significantly in the men's player rankings.


The ICC released its weekly update of the rankings on Wednesday and Yadav has moved up three places to second place overall in the T20I list for batsmen, with Babar now just two rating points ahead of the in-form right-hander.

His 816 points are the third highest score by an Indian after Virat Kohli and KL Rahul.


Men's T20I batting rankings

Yadav made his international debut early last year and scored a century against England in Nottingham last month and a stylish half-century against West Indies on Tuesday.

Batting alongside skipper Rohit Sharma for the first time during this tour of the Caribbean, he did exceptionally well and has 111 runs in his first three matches at a strike rate of over 168. The series has helped the Asian country claim a 2-1 series lead.

This has also raised the chances of Yadav traveling to Australia for the ICC T20 World Cup later this year. He can overtake Babar and get the No. 1 T20I ranking.