Hasan Ali becomes the top-ranked ODI bowler

Hasan Ali
Hasan Ali becomes the top-ranked ODI bowler

Pakistan’s young right-arm fast bowler, Hasan Ali moved six places up in the ICC ODI rankings for bowlers to grab the top rank courtesy of consistently brilliant bowling performance.

Hasan Ali took his third five-wicket haul in the third ODI of the series against Sri Lanka, which put ahead of the former no.1 ODI bowler, Imran Tahir.

The 23-year old was instrumental in Pakistan’s glorious run in the Champions Trophy 2017, where he ended up as the highest wicket-taker of the tournament.

He has continued his top form with the ball and he is currently the most successful ODI bowler of the running year. He has taken 40 wickets in 16 matches since the beginning of this year.

Imran Tahir is now ranked at the second spot at the ranking, while Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood is holding the third place.

On the other hand, Babar Azam has jumped two spots in the ranking after scoring two-consecutive centuries in the first and second ODIs against Sri Lanka to hold career-best fourth spot.

South Africa’s AB De Villiers, who made his ODI comeback with a bang against Bangladesh by scoring blistering 176 runs, is ruling the batsmen ranking in 50-over format.

India’s captain and the run-machine, Virat Kohli has slipped to the second position, whereas, Australian flamboyant opener is ranked at third.

Pakistan’s experienced allrounder, Mohammad Hafeez has also recaptured his top spot from Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan in the ICC ranking for allrounders.

Pakistan has maintained their 6th spot in the team ranking with 98 points. South Africa is holding the top rank with 120 points, while India is ranked at second with the same number of points. Australia is ranked at third.