England's Dawid Malan breaks T20 batting points record

Dawid Malan breaks record for most points in ICC T20 batting rankings after smashing 173 runs in England’s three wins over South Africa

  • Dawid Malan reached 915 points in the ICC’s T20 batting rankings this week
  • It came after the England batsman smashed 173 runs in South Africa series
  • Malan finished unbeaten on 99 as England won by nine wickets on Tuesday
  • England’s 3-0 series whitewash moved them above Australia in team rankings 

Dawid Malan has broken the record for the highest points total in the ICC’s Twenty20 batting rankings following his man-of-the-series displays against South Africa.

Malan, 33, was already top of the ratings but his 173 runs in the landslide series win over the Proteas has propelled him to 915 points, extending his advantage over second-placed Babar Azam, of Pakistan.

The Yorkshire left-hander has now passed 50 in 10 of his 19 England appearances in the format, the latest seeing him finish unbeaten on 99 in a crushing nine-wicket victory in Cape Town.

Dawid Malan poses with his man of the match and player of the series trophies after smashing 99 in England’s nine-wicket win over South Africa on Tuesday to seal a 3-0 series whitewash

Malan has been in sensational form throughout the series, scoring 173 runs in total

The 33-year-old has ended the debate about his place in the team ahead of the World Cup

Not since July 2018 when Australian captain Aaron Finch sat top of the table has an individual passed 900 ratings points.

The 3-0 scoreline achieved by Eoin Morgan’s team in South Africa has also pushed England to the summit of the T20 team rankings, ahead of Australia.

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