Flamboyant Fakhar breaks into top 20 in ODI ranking

Flamboyant Fakhar breaks into top 20 in ODI ranking

Pakistan’s flamboyant opening batsman, Fakhar Zaman broke into the top 20 in ODI rankings for batsmen for the first in his career, which were updated after West Indies-Bangladesh series.

Fakhar Zaman crushed records during Pakistan’s five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe. He became the first Pakistani to score a double-ton, he piled up 515 runs in five matches, which took him to 16th position in the ODI ranking for batsmen.

He achieved the feat of scoring fastest 1,000 runs in ODIs, reaching the milestone in just 18 innings in contrast of Viv Richards, Kevin Petersen, Jonathan Trott, Quinton de Kock and Babar Azam’s 21 innings.

On the other hand, Fakhar Zaman’s opening partner, Imam Ul Haq, with whom he scored the most number of runs in five-match bilateral ODI series as openers, has moved up to 43rd place in the rankings. Imam scored 315 runs in the series with the help of three centuries in the series.

Whereas, Babar Azam has occupied the second spot in the rankings, just behind Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, who has managed an 86-point lead against Azam.

In the bowler’s ranking, Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf jumped up to 31st and 79th position courtesy of their nine wickets each in the series.

The right arm-pacer, Hasah Ali has maintained his third spot, behind India’s Jasprit Bumrah and Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan on first and second rank respectively.

With the 5-0 whitewash against Zimbabwe, Pakistan have managed to occupy their fifth rank in the team rankings.