Pakistan all-format captain Babar Azam has dropped one spot in the latest ICC T20I batting rankings after he missed the recently held three T20Is against Afghanistan.
Babar lost his spot in the top three on the T20I batters’ chart because he was rested for the away series against Afghanistan in Sharjah.
Babar was bumped from third to fourth overall by New Zealand’s Devon Conway, according to the most recent reports from the International Cricket Council’s rankings.
The New Zealand opener, who is currently third in the rankings with 768 points, only has a slim 13-point advantage over Babar.
Suryakumar Yadav from India and Mohammad Rizwan of Pakistan continue to hold the top two spots on the rankings, respectively.
Shadab Khan, Pakistan’s acting captain, received the proper recognition for his outstanding delivery in the three games against Afghanistan. He improved six positions to 12th overall on the list of bowlers while moving up eight spots to fourth on the T20I all-rounder rankings.
It may be noted here Pakistan lost the three-T20I series by 2-1 against Afghanistan in the absence of experienced players from the squad. It was the first time Afghanistan had beaten the Green Shirts in a bilateral series.