English batsman Dawid Malan climbed up four spots to grab the number 1 position in the latest ICC T20 Player Rankings for batting, He has taken away the number 1 spot from Pakistani captain and batsman Babar Azam, after a run of some pretty good performances against Pakistan and Australia. Dawid Malan has gained the top position in the rankings after he found some really good form in the home series against Australia. The English won the series 2 to 1 and the win can be attributed to the great batting prowess showed by the Malan.
The batsman who is 33-year-old left-hander has gained four places after a series-topping run aggregate of 129. He also won the player of the match for an 66 run effort in the first match of the series. This is the first time Malan has achieved the number 1 spot, the best ranking he was able to achieve before this was the second spot, he achieved the feat in November last year. The batsman is now eight rating points ahead of Pakistan captain, Babar Azam and does not look to be in the form of letting that spot go.
The third spot has been retained by the Australian captain Aaron Finch, who was able to score 125 runs in the series. . Another Australian also maintains his sixth spot, Glen Maxwell. He has however, gained one spot to reach the second position in the list of all-rounders. The current number 1 position holder in the all rounder rankings is Afghanistan’s Muhammad Nabi. Moving on to the bowling rankings, leg-spinner Adil Rashid has gained two slots to reach the seventh position after he finished as the top bowler the series by taking a total of six wickets, while Australian left-arm spinner Ashton Agar’s five wickets resulted in him retaining the third position, behind the Afghanistan spin pair of Rashid Khan and Mujeeb ur Rahman, who lead the charts.