Suryakumar Yadav, the Indian batter soared to the top of the ICC T20 hitters list on Sunday (October 2). However, after struggling with the bat in the third Twenty20 International on Tuesday (October 4), he fell to No. 2, where he now stands behind Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Mohammed Rizwan. In the T20I rankings, Suryakumar reached a career-high 854 points after smashing a quick fifty in the second T20I in Guwahati, and Rizwan fell to second as a result of his failure in the seventh T20I.

The top batter for the Mumbai Indians held that position for three days up until Wednesday (October 5), when Rizwan rose back to the top spot with 854 points. Suryakumar is now in second place with 838 points, ahead of Pakistan captain Babar Azam in third with 801 points.

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Captain Rohit Sharma, former captain Virat Kohli, and opener KL Rahul have all dropped one position since Sunday, finishing 16th, 15th, and 14th, respectively.

Mohammad Rizwan is now in first place with an 854 score, followed by Suryakumar Yadav with an 838 score, Babar Azam with an 801 score, Aiden Markram with a 777 score, and Dawid Malan with a 733 score.

Suryakumar Yadav, who was named Player of the Series after scoring 119 runs in three matches, said, “I haven’t thought about Australia yet, but it’s a challenge I’m really looking forward to.”

When asked if he knew he had 50 sixes this year, he responded, “I’m not a stats guy, but my friends keep sending me stuff on WhatsApp.”

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KL Rahul, the opening batsman for India, moves up seven spots to position 14 on the updated list after scoring 108 runs in two games against the Proteas. Quinton de Kock, Rilee Rossouw, and David Miller of South Africa also made notable moves, moving up 8, 23, and 10 spots, respectively, to positions 12, 12, and 29, respectively.

After a steady series for England against Pakistan, dependable top-order performer Dawid Malan moves up one rank to fifth, and teammate Ben Duckett (up eight spots to tie for 24th) is also improving.

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Keshav Maharaj of South Africa has moved up seven positions to tenth place overall after a successful series against India in which the 32-year-old took four wickets at an economy rate of just over seven, breaking into the spin-dominated top 10.

With five wickets from four games versus Pakistan, England seamer Reece Topley climbs nine spots to 14th overall, while veteran Indian Ravichandran Ashwin moves a remarkable 28 slots to 20th overall.