Jos Buttler moves up to a career-high ninth in ICC batting rankings after his superb century against Sri Lanka… as Dawid Malan slips to second after year-long reign at the top of the pile
- Jos Buttler hit a stunning century as England defeated Sri Lanka by 26-runs
- His performance helped him move up eight slots in ICC’s batting rankings
- Dawid Malan dropped behind Pakistan captain Babar Azam to second place
Jos Buttler’s maiden Twenty20 hundred against Sri Lanka has propelled him into a career-high ninth place in the ICC’s official batting rankings – while Dawid Malan’s 12-month reign at the top is over.
Buttler’s unbeaten 101 in Sharjah helped England to a fourth straight win at the Twenty20 World Cup earlier this week, and moved him up eight slots in the standings.
Malan, who achieved the highest ever points tally for a batter of 915 during his stay as number one, has slipped to second behind Pakistan captain Babar Azam, also the current top-ranked player in one-day internationals.
Jos Buttler struck a sensational century as England beat Sri Lanka in the T20 World Cup
Adil Rashid, England’s second most prolific bowler in Twenty20 cricket, is up to third in the bowling rankings after starting the tournament with seven wickets and a miserly economy rate of 5.23.
And Chris Jordan, the only man above Rashid in terms of wickets for England, has also moved into the top 10 of the rankings (9th) after adding half a dozen victims to his tally and going at just 5.25 runs per over.
Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga has displaced fellow wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi, of South Africa, at the summit of the bowling rankings.
England’s Dawid Malan (right) has dropped to second in the ICC’s official batting rankings
Buttler moved up eight places in the standings and now sits a career-high ninth in the rankings
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