Suryakumar Yadav, a middle-order batsman for India, has taken over first place among hitters in the most recent ICC Men's T20I Player Rankings after scoring two half-centuries in the past week at the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.
Yadav has surpassed Devon Conway of New Zealand and Mohammad Rizwan of Pakistan, who had previously held the top rank since September 4 of this year, with to his 51 not out off 25 balls against the Netherlands in Sydney and his valiant 68 off 40 against South Africa in Perth.
Yadav is only the second Indian to hold the top spot in T20 cricket after Virat Kohli, who spent 1,013 days there at various intervals between September 2014 and December 2017. Yadav is the 23rd player to hold the position. Yadav's 863 rating points are second among Indian players; Virat Kohli's 897 rating points from September 2014 are the most.
According to the ICC, South Africa's Rilee Rossouw also entered the top 10 after scoring 109 against Bangladesh, moving up 17 slots to a career-best eighth position, while New Zealand's Glenn Phillips advanced five spots to a career-best seventh position after scores of 104 against Sri Lanka and 62 against England.
Jos Buttler, the captain of England, moved up three spots to position 14 after scoring 73 against New Zealand. Other players to advance include Rahmanullah Gurbaz of Afghanistan, who moved up four spots to joint-17th, David Miller of South Africa, who moved up two spots to 28th, Bhanuka Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka, who moved up eight spots to 29th, Litton Das of Bangladesh, who moved up two spots to 36th, and Mitchell Marsh and Marcus Stoinis
In the most recent weekly update, which takes into account performances in games finished by Tuesday, Sri Lankan spinner Wanindu Hasaranga climbs four spots to take the second spot among bowlers.
After collecting one wicket against New Zealand and three against Afghanistan, Hasaranga, who rose to the top spot during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup last year, is once again in the lead. Rashid Khan, the Afghan spinner, and Hasaranga are separated by by three points.
Sam Curran of England, who took two wickets against New Zealand and Ireland during this time, has moved up two spots to the sixth spot, while Anrich Nortje of South Africa, who took four for ten against Bangladesh, has moved up 11 spots to the eighth spot.
New Zealand spinner, Mitchell Santner, climbed into the top 10, while teammates Trent Boult and Tim Southee occupied spots 12 and 16, respectively.
Lungi Ngidi, the fast bowler for South Africa, moved up 11 spots to joint-28th with Axar Patel of India after to his Player of the Match performance of four for 29 against India.
The top gainers in the bowlers' list include left-arm seam bowlers Fazalhaq Farooqi of Afghanistan (up four spots to joint-24th) and Arshdeep Singh of India (up 16 spots to 27th), as well as Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Wasim (up one spot to 21st), New Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi (up three spots to 22nd), and India's Ravichandran Ashwin (up three spots to 18th).