Babar Azam Closes Gap on Suryakumar Yadav in T20I Rankings

Babar Azam Closes Gap on Suryakumar Yadav in T20I Rankings

Pakistan's Babar Azam has made significant strides in the ICC Men's T20I batter rankings, closing the gap on India's Suryakumar Yadav at the summit. Azam's impressive performance in the recently concluded series against New Zealand, where he amassed 125 runs in four innings, has propelled him to fourth place in the rankings.

Azam's consistent batting displays have earned him a 10-point boost in his rating, bringing it to 763. He now trails Yadav by just 98 rating points, setting the stage for an intriguing battle for the top spot ahead of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup in June.

Azam's teammate Fakhar Zaman has also made notable progress, climbing 10 places to 62nd position. Zaman's aggressive batting style yielded 104 runs in the series, showcasing his ability to contribute to Pakistan's batting lineup.

New Zealand's Tim Seifert has emerged as a standout performer in the latest rankings update. The right-hander's impressive 85 runs in the series, compiled at a strike rate of 144.06, have seen him jump seven places to equal seventh position.

The T20I bowler rankings have also witnessed some notable changes. Pakistan's pace spearhead Shaheen Afridi has moved up three places to 14th position after claiming eight wickets in four matches against New Zealand.

With the ICC Men's T20 World Cup approaching, the latest rankings update provides a glimpse into the form and potential of the world's leading T20I players. Babar Azam's resurgence and the rise of other talented individuals promise an exciting tournament filled with intense competition and thrilling performances.

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