India skipper Virat Kohli continues to be at the third spot in the latest ICC T20 Player Rankings while Pakistan batsman Babar Azam and New Zealand bowler Mitchell Santner have topped the charts for batsmen and bowlers respectively.
Babar (786 points) was rewarded the numero uno spot after he finished as the leading run-scorer in the three-match series against New Zealand (109 runs). The 23-year-old saw a rise of 11 places and now leads Australia’s Aaron Finch (784 points) by two points while India run-machine Kohli has 776 points to his name.
Notably, Babar is the second Pakistan batsman to top the T20I rankings after Misbah-ul-Haq, who had climbed to number-one spot in 2009.
New Zealand’s Colin Munro, who had started the series against Pakistan in number-one position, has slipped to fourth after scoring 50 runs in the two matches he played.