As Babar Azam returns to the highest of the batting desk within the newest T20I batting rankings, different gamers additionally move upwards
By Web Desk
November 03, 2021
LAHORE: As Babar Azam on Wednesday returned to the highest of the batting desk within the newest ICC males’s T20I batting rankings, different gamers additionally move upwards.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan toppled Indian skipper Virat Kohli and secured the fourth place, Fakhar Zaman has gained two locations and is now ranked 45th, Mohammad Hafeez has jumped 5 locations to 54th and Asif Ali has vaulted 30 locations to 171st.
The skipper is already ranked no 1 in ODIs and seventh in Tests class, which is a testomony to his expertise, ability and constant efficiency throughout all codecs, an announcement issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) revealed.
According to the assertion, within the bowling chart, Imad Wasim has jumped 10 locations to 26th and Hasan Ali has moved up 4 locations to 63rd, whereas Shaheen Shah Afridi has remained Pakistan highest-ranked bowler in 13th place (down by one), adopted by Haris Rauf, who has slipped three locations to 20th.
In the all-rounders’ class, Mohammad Hafeez is the highest-ranked Pakistan participant on 17th place.
Babar Azam’s phenomenal efficiency
According to the rankings that had been introduced final week, England’s Dawid Malan (831 factors) led Babar (820 factors) by 11 factors. Since the final announcement, Babar has notched up half-centuries in opposition to Afghanistan (51) and Namibia (70), whereas Dawid Malan had scores of eight in opposition to Australia and 6 in opposition to Sri Lanka within the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
Contrasting performances up to now week has meant Babar has turned the 11-point deficit right into a 36-point lead over Malan. As such, Babar is now the one batter to take a seat contained in the 800-point mark on 834 factors, whereas Malan has slipped to 798 factors.
This is the sixth time Babar has surged to the highest of the T20I batting charts, whereas Malan has slipped to second for the primary time since November 2020.
Babar’s return to the highest place within the T20I rating has are available in the identical week when Pakistan leapfrogged India into the second place following their 5 wickets victory over Afghanistan in Dubai. Pakistan are actually on 265 factors, whereas India has slipped to 262 factors after again to again defeats in opposition to Pakistan and New Zealand. England led the sphere with 279 factors.
Reacting to the information, Babar Azam stated: “It is a good little motivation to be back on top of the T20I rankings. But the bigger picture is these performances have helped Pakistan to rise to number two and become the first side to qualify for the semifinals of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.
“In a team game, each and every player has contributed, but we are well aware that the job is half done. Our focus firmly remains to maintain the standards we have set in this competition and finish the tournament like we have started so that we can properly celebrate team and individual achievements.”