Babar Azam moves up to career-best sixth position in ICC T20I rankings


DUBA: Pakistan’s Babar Azam has risen 21 spots to snatch a profession best 6th position in the ICC T20I Player Rankings after his player of the arrangement execution finished a 2-1 triumph over the World XI in the Independence Cup arrangement played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

The 22-year-old began with a fine innings of 86 and lined it up with two other helpful thumps of 45 and 48 to complete as the most noteworthy run scorer in the arrangement with 179 runs, eight more than his countryman Ahmed Shehzad, who has increased nine openings to achieve joint-22nd position Lastest sport news.

In the most recent rankings refresh, which additionally considers exhibitions in Saturday’s erratic T20I in Durham which the Windies won against England by 21 runs, Shoaib Malik was another Pakistan batsman to pick up as his 94 keeps running in the Lahore arrangement saw him increase four spaces to achieve 30th position. Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan has picked up 32 spots to achieve 66th rank among bowlers.

With respect to the World XI, Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera has picked up 16 openings to achieve 53rd place among batsmen and has additionally climbed 13 spaces to take 79th position among bowlers, while South Africa batsman Hashim Amla has climbed three spots to twelfth position.

Windies batsman Evin Lewis’ thump of 51 has helped him increase one spot to achieve a vocation best third position while his opening accomplice Chris Gayle’s score of 40 has helped him increase four spaces to achieve joint-22nd position. Among its bowlers, Carlos Brathwaite (up 17 spots to 33rd) and Kesrick Williams (up twelfth place to 61st) are the significant gainers in the wake of taking three wickets each in Durham.

Also, England pace bowler Liam Plunkett (up 15 spots to 23rd) and leg-spinner Adil Rashid (up 11 spots to 28th) have guaranteed upward development after their three-wicket pulls.

In the interim, the Windies side has surpassed England in the MRF Tires ICC T20I Team Rankings. The Windies side was in fourth position with 117 focuses before the match however is presently third with 120 focuses. Then again, England has lost four focuses to slip from second to fourth position with 119 focuses.

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