The competitors for the No. 1 spot within the ICC T20I rankings has been very intriguing over the previous couple of weeks, as Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan and India’s Suryakumar Yadav have put up some super performances for his or her respective groups. Final month, Rizwan surpassed his group’s skipper Babar Azam to take up the highest spot, and Suryakumar Yadav’s performances towards Australia and South Africa noticed him inching nearer to the highest spot.
However the India star narrowed the margin when it comes to positions and ranking tally through the dwelling sequence towards Australia and South Africa, and he’s now just some inches away from toppling the Pakistan opener. The Indian middle-order batter overtook Rizwan to take the No.1 spot only for two days amid the South Africa dwelling sequence.
Pakistan is at the moment indulged in a Tri-series towards hosts New Zealand and Pakistan. Pakistan performed the sequence opener towards Bangladesh on Thursday, October 7, which noticed Rizwan main the group to a win along with his unbeaten knock of a 50-ball 78*. After the sport, Rizwan praised the Indian batsman for his expertise however felt that since he is an opener and Yadav is a middle-order batsman, critics ought to view them in another way.
“Suryakumar Yadav is an efficient participant. I get pleasure from his fashion of play. However as a result of top-order and middle-order are two various things, issues ought to be seen in another way when speaking about us. After I’m batting, I by no means take into account the No. 1 spot in my thoughts. I contribute to assembly the wants of the group. I do not give it a lot thought, however recognitions like Man of the Match and No. 1 batter sometimes have a damaging affect,” stated Rizwan.
ICC No. 1 spot prone to see adjustments with T20 World Cup approaching
Regardless of having the possibility to unseat Rizwan and take over as No. 1, Suryakumar was solely capable of rating eight runs within the ultimate T20I of the sequence towards South Africa and misplaced a number of factors which created a 16-points hole between the 2 batters on the ICC Rankings. Rizwan now has a chance to solidify his place within the ongoing tri-series earlier than the T20 World Cup begins.