ICC T20 rankings: Babar Azam reclaims top slot
In the calendar year, Babar amassed 939 runs at 37.56, with a strike rate of 127.58.
LAHORE (Dunya News) - Babar Azam’s incredible 2021 has been capped off with a No.1 T20I batting ranking.
Combining in an opening partnership of 158 with Mohammad Rizwan against the West Indies in Karachi to set up a 3-0 series win, Babar’s 79 from just 53 balls propelled him back to the top, overtaking Aiden Markram and Dawid Malan. He now sits No.1 in both the men’s T20I and ODI rankings going into the final nine days of the year.
Babar’s legacy across all three formats is being forged in front of our eyes, though it’s in the game’s shortest format where his talent shone brightest in 2021.
In the calendar year, Babar amassed 939 runs at 37.56, with a strike rate of 127.58, kickstarted by a fruitful tour of South Africa in April.