Babar Azam turns into major T20I batsman on the planet for the third time

Modern from profitable the man-of-the-series award throughout the 3-Zero clear sweep of Australia, frontline Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has moreover flip into the top-ranked T20I batsman in the world for the third time.

Azam scored an entire of 163 runs throughout the three-match sequence in the direction of the Aussies, which seen him overtake Australian captain Aaron Finch throughout the latest rankings launched at the moment.

The correct-handed opener now has 844 components — 5 higher than the second-placed Finch (839) and 32 higher than India’s Lokesh Rahul (812).

Fakhar Zaman, Azam’s fellow opener, sits throughout the fifth spot on the similar guidelines.

In January this 12 months, Azam topped the ICC’s T20I ranking for the first time after serving to Pakistan declare a 2-1 sequence victory in the direction of New Zealand in New Zealand. He had scored 109 runs in that trio of outings.

In April, he soured to the summit as quickly as as soon as extra after amassing 165 runs throughout the 3-Zero whitewash of the West Indies at dwelling.

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