Malan rises to the top of the ICC T20 batsmen’s rankings
English top-order batsman David Malan has been consistently performing with the bat. He is also getting his award. After a great series against Australia, Dawid Malan rises to the top of the ICC T20 batsmen’s rankings.
David Malan was impeccable with the bat in the 2-1 series win over Australia. Malan has advanced four steps with a maximum of 129 runs in the series. The 33-year-old batsman is now 6 rating points ahead of second-ranked Babar Azam.
Malan’s two teammates Johnny Bairstow and Jos Butler have moved up in the rankings. 3 steps ahead of the career-best 19th position Bairstow. Butler, who has scored 121 runs in two matches, has risen to No. 26, 12 steps ahead.
Despite losing the series to Australia, Aussie captain Aaron Finch got the run with the bat. Finch, who has scored 125 runs in 3 matches, has retained his number three position. Despite losing his rating in the batsmen’s rankings, Glenn Maxwell, who is at No. 6, has moved up the list of all-rounders. Maxi is now at number two, topping Shaun Williams, with Mohammad Nabi at the top as usual.
Adil Rashid, who took the highest 6 wickets in the series, is 2 steps ahead and is at number 6. Aussie spinner Ashton Agar holds his 3rd position with 5 wickets.
For the first time in his career, Aussie pacer Ken Richardson has entered the top ten. Mitchell Starc is 6 steps ahead at number 18. Mark Wood gave a long jump, 41 steps ahead at number 69.