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Suryakumar Yadav Falls Short in T20I Batting Rankings, Ruturaj Gaikwad Climbs to 7th Spot

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Suryakumar Yadav Holds Second Place ICC T20 World Cup 2024

Star batter Suryakumar Yadav remains in the second position in the latest ICC T20 World Cup 2024 batting rankings. He holds 821 rating points, just behind Australia’s Travis Head, who leads with 844 rating points. Suryakumar has maintained his position despite fierce competition from other top players.

Rising Stars in the Rankings

Ruturaj Gaikwad’s Impressive Climb

Ruturaj Gaikwad has made a significant leap in the rankings, moving up 13 places to secure the 7th spot. This rise comes after his outstanding performance in the ongoing series against Zimbabwe, where he scored an unbeaten 77 off 47 balls, leading India to a commanding 100-run victory in the second ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

Other Notable Performances

Rinku Singh and Abhishek Sharma have also seen improvements in their rankings. Rinku, who was a reserve player during the T20 World Cup, moved up four places to 39th after an explosive 48 not out from 22 balls in the second T20I. Abhishek Sharma, after a disappointing start with a duck in the first game, bounced back with a brilliant 100 from just 47 balls in the second game, entering the rankings for the first time at 75th position.

Zimbabwe’s Brian Bennett ICC T20 World Cup 2024

Brian Bennett from Zimbabwe gained 25 places, reaching the 96th position due to his consistent performances, scoring 22 off 15 and 26 off nine in the series.

Changes in the Bowling Rankings ICC T20 World Cup 2024

Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav

In the bowlers’ T20I chart, Axar Patel dropped two places but remains the lone Indian in the top 10, holding the 9th position with 644 rating points. Fellow spinner Kuldeep Yadav fell three places to the 11th spot.

Jasprit Bumrah ICC T20 World Cup 2024

Jasprit Bumrah, the player of the tournament in the T20 World Cup, also dropped two positions, landing at 14th.

Ravi Bishnoi and Blessing Muzarabani

Ravi Bishnoi made a notable jump, moving up eight places to the 14th spot after taking six wickets in the first two games against Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe’s Blessing Muzarabani climbed eight places to 55th, with his spell of 1/17 playing a key role in Zimbabwe’s win in the first T20I.

All-Rounders’ Rankings

Hardik Pandya and Wanindu Hasaranga

India’s vice-captain Hardik Pandya dropped one place to the second position in the T20I all-rounders’ rankings. Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga moved up to take the top spot.

Washington Sundar and Axar Patel

Washington Sundar entered the top 50, thanks to his quickfire 27 runs in the first game and his three wickets in two matches. Axar Patel is placed 12th in the all-rounders’ rankings.

Conclusion

The latest ICC Men’s T20I rankings highlight the dynamic nature of international cricket, with players constantly rising and falling based on their performances. Suryakumar Yadav remains a key player for India, while Ruturaj Gaikwad’s rapid ascent showcases the depth of talent in the team. As the series against Zimbabwe continues, more shifts in the rankings are expected, reflecting the ever-evolving landscape of T20I cricket.