SOUTHAMPTON: Pakistan’s Babar Azam has been replace by England’s Dawid Malan as the world’s peak-ranked Twenty20 batsman, the global Cricket Council (ICC) announced Wednesday.
The 33-year-old left-hander is not a high-outline shape in the earth game but has sleek his evidence after scores of 66, 42 and 21 next to Australia saw him jump four seats in the ICC standings.
Malan now has eight scores of fifty or extra in just 16 vocation T20 internationals, with an average of 48.71 and an evenly impressive hit rate of 146.66.
Pakistan captain Babar drop down to shape two, while Australia captain Aaron Finch stay third in the batting rank
“clearly his form in T20 as it stands is phenomenal and it seems to stay receiving better the additional he bats,” said England trainer Chris Silverwood of Malan.
“It’s good to timepiece him. He’s worked hard to obtain into the side and when he’s got his opportunity he’s taken it, which is outstanding. His evidence is brilliant at the moment, high-quality on him.”
There was more good information for Malan on Wednesday when he was additional as a reserve for the three-competition one-day global sequence against Australia in Manchester preliminary on Friday.
Malan replace Joe Denly in the 50-over earth champions’ three-man reserve list.
But with starter Jason Roy passed fit after a side strain and the talented Phil Salt also chosen as a batting reserve, Malan will do well to power his way into England’s ODI team.
England leg-spinner Adil Rashid has climbed two seats to seventh in the global T20 ranking
Rashid took an impressive 3-21 next to Australia at Southampton on Tuesday but could not stop England behind by five wickets, though they still won the series 2-1.
The conquest saw Australia regain their status as the figure one ranked side in the arrangement after England briefly claimed top spot, with left-arm spinner Ashton Agar remaining third in the bowling standing and paceman Kane Richardson contravention into the top 10.