Babar moves to second position in ICC T20I Batsmen Rankings


Karachi: Pakistan’s all-format captain Babar Azam has moved one place to reach the second position in the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings in Wednesday’s weekly update.

The 26-year-old Babar, who dethroned India’s Virat Kohli at the top of ICC ODI Player Rankings last week, smacked his maiden T20I century, helping him to overtake Australia’s Aaron Finch in the T20I rankings.

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Babar has the opportunity to take the top spot from England’s Dawid Malan as Pakistan are scheduled to play a three-match series against Zimbabwe from today.

On the other hand, wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan surged to career-best 15th position while Fakhar Zaman moved to 33rd spot.

Left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Afridi has attained a career best-equaling 11th spot after grabbing a wicket each in the two matches while Faheem Ashraf (up 12 places to 16th), Mohammad Nawaz (up four places to 24th) and Haris Rauf (up 43 places to 38th) have also moved up in the bowlers’ list.

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