England batsman Dawid Malan missed out on a well-deserved hundred against South Africa last night.
However, the left-handed batsman has made history now by achieving the highest rating points in the history of ICC T20I Rankings for batsmen.
Dawid Malan entered the T20I series between England and South Africa as the World No. 1 T20I batsman.
He could not impress much in the opening T20I at Newlands, but Malan scored a fantastic half-century in the next game at Boland Park.
Dawid Malan has cemented his number one position on the ICC T20I Rankings with an aggregate of 163 runs in three matches against the Proteas.
Aaron Finch held the record for the most rating points (900) in ICC T20I Rankings.
Indian captain Virat Kohli and Pakistan’s leader Babar Azam were right behind him with 897 and 896 points, respectively.
All-time highest rating in T20I in Batsman ranking:
1) Dawid Malan – 915
2) Aaron Finch – 900
3) Virat Kohli – 897
4) Babar Azam – 896
5) Kevin Pietersen – 882
6) Eoin Morgan – 872
7) Alex Hales – 866
8) KL Rahul – 854
9) Brendon Mccullum – 849
10) Faf Du Plessis – 843
It is startling to note that Malan has not received his maiden IPL contract to date. The London-based player is a big name in T20 cricket and has made a name for himself in the international arena as well.
A fantastic performance versus the Indian cricket team on the upcoming Indian tour could strengthen Malan’s case for an IPL deal.