India’s World Cup T20 hopes rest on a few key performers.
It’s no exaggeration to say that Suryakumar Yadav is one of them.
Owing to sterling displays, Surya has shot up two places in the ICC men’s T20I rankings for batters and is now second on the charts.
Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan occupies the No. 1 position.
Suryakumar had gone past Babar to attain third position in the rankings after his 25-ball 46 in the first T20I against Australia.
However, Babar overtook him after hitting a stunning century in the second T20I against England.
Suryakumar fell for a golden duck in the second T20I against Australia, which saw him drop below South Africa’s Aiden Markam as well.
With India taking on South Africa in three T20Is beginning Wednesday, Surya can gun for the top spot.
Kohli too gained one spot to move above Rahmanullah Gurbaz to 15th in the rankings.
This was thanks to his 63-run knock against Australia.
KL Rahul, who started the series against Australia with an impressive 35-ball 55.
However, he failed in the 2nd and 3rd T20s and has now, dropped four spots to 22nd.
Among bowlers, Bhuvneshwar Kumar dropped one spot to 10th.