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Babar Azam is in danger of losing his mantle as the best T20I batter in the world after emerging India star Suryakumar Yadav moved within striking distance of the Pakistan captain on the latest ICC Men's Player Rankings.
Yadav has been in fine form for India during their ongoing T20I series against West Indies and the 31-year-old’s latest exploits with the bat has seen him rewarded on the latest rankings update.
The ICC released their weekly update of the rankings on Wednesday and Yadav surged up three spots to second overall on the T20I list for batters, with Babar now just two rating points ahead of the in-form right-hander.
His 816 points are the third-highest points ever achieved by an Indian, behind Virat Kohli and KL Rahul.
Yadav only made his international debut at the start of last year and his rapid recent rise has come on the back of a century against England in Nottingham last month and a stylish half-century against West Indies on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Kohli dropped to 28th position on the table with 539 rating points.