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ICC Rankings: Shaheen becomes Pakistan’s top-rated T20I bowler


Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi reacts throughout ICC Males’s T20I World Cup Semi-Closing in opposition to Australia at Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. —Reuters/File

Shaheen Shah Afridi, Pakistan’s most formidable pacer, has change into the nation’s highest-rated T20I bowler as per the most recent rankings replace by the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday. 

Shaheen went up by two notches to seventeenth spot amongst T20I bowlers. 

“Shaheen rises two spots to seventeenth general for T20I bowlers on the again of his sturdy begin to Pakistan’s ongoing T20I sequence at dwelling in opposition to New Zealand, the place the 24-year-old is the main wicket-taker for the sequence by way of the primary three matches,” the ICC mentioned in a press launch.

“The pacer took the one wicket within the opening match of the sequence that was ruined by rain and his haul of three/13 in Pakistan’s decisive seven-wicket conquer the Kiwis within the second sport of the sequence has led to the stand up the rankings and previous teammate and fellow fast Haris Rauf in twenty second place.”

The primary spot belongs to England’s Adil Rashid, whereas New Zealand’s Ish Sodhi additionally gained 5 spots to achieve 18th following three wickets for New Zealand within the sequence in opposition to Pakistan.

Suryakumar Yadav of India sits on the high of the T20I rankings for batters, with New Zealand’s Tim Seifert and Mark Chapman additionally making positive aspects.

“Opener Tim Seifert rises three locations to twenty fourth, whereas teammate Mark Chapman is the massive improver following his unbeaten half-century and Participant of the Match heroics within the third sport of the sequence in Pakistan,” the ICC said.

“Chapman smashed 87* from simply 42 deliveries in a standout particular person efficiency with the bat and was duly rewarded by making a 12-place leap to thirty third general on account of his innings that included a quartet of large sixes.”

Pakistan captain Babar Azam has dropped one place to fifth on the T20I rankings for batters. In the meantime, Mohammad Rizwan remains to be in third place. 

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