Pakistan skipper defeats India's top batter in ICC T20 rankings

Pakistan captain Babar Azam is the top ranked T20I batter in the world for the longest period of time after he maintained his spot at the head of the table on the latest ICC T20 batting rankings. When compared to the former captain of India, Virat Kohli, Babar has now crossed Kohli’s records.

Virat Kohli was no.1 ranked T20I batter for a total of 1,013 days during his reign last decade. At present, Babar Azam is rated as the No.1 batter in T20Is and ODIs. There was a slight change within the latest T20I rankings that were announced by the ICC yesterday, with India left-hander Ishan Kishan dropping one place inside the top 10 to 7th on the batters list.

The following is the list of batters with most days as No.1 in ICC ranking.

Babar Azam – 1,014 days
Virat Kohli – 1,013 days
Kevin Pieterson – 729 days
Gareme Smith – 690 days
Brendon McCullum – 546 days

Virat Kohli is at the 21st place having played only 2 T20Is this year. The India batter hasn’t gone past the 300-run Mark in a calendar year in T20Is over the last 3 years.

Source: Read Full Article