This comes after Zimbabwe’s poor show at the ICC Twenty 20 Sri Lanka 2012 in which the country’s players gave a poor showing leading to the small southern African nation being the first to be eliminated in the 12 team contest.
Taylor moved nine places down the top batsmen’s ladder and is now placed 33rd down from 24th before the World Cup in Sri Lanka.
Masakadza dropped one place down and is now placed 14th having been one position up before Zimbabwe’s disastrous losses to Sri Lanka and South Africa.
Masakadza could only manage 20 runs against Sri Lanka and a paltry six against South Africa while Taylor was even more disappointing hitting only four against South Africa and was dismissed for a duck against Sri Lanka.
New Zealand’ Brendan McCullum is the world’s top batsman followed by the West Indies Chris Gayle in second position and Australia’s Sharne Watson in third position.
Zimbabwe remains pegged at the bottom of the ICC Twenty 20 rankings with only 44 points, 38 less than their nearest rivals, Ireland. South Africa is at the top with 134 points followed by England on 124 points.