Pakistan skipper Babar Azam on Wednesday reclaimed the top slot in ICC’s T20I Batting Ranking after a superb performance during the Pakistan vs Namibia match in the T20 World Cup.
Azam’s two successive half-centuries in the ongoing ICC tournament (and three in four matches) have helped him overtake England’s Dawid Malan and grab the No. 1 position for batters.
Babar, who recently scored 51 against Afghanistan and 70 against Namibia to lead the 2009 champions into the semifinals, is at the top of the ranking for the sixth time in his career.
The 27-year-old had first attained the top position on January 28, 2018. He is presently also ranked No. 1 in ODIs.
Babar’s tally of 834 rating points puts him 36 points ahead of Dawid Malan, but his career best remains 896 rating points — achieved after scoring 65 against England at Cardiff on May 5, 2019.
Malan has been at the top of the ICC ranking since November 29 last year.