Babar Azam, Abdullah Shafique, Shaheen Shah Afridi move up in ICC Test rankings

Babar Azam has moved to third in most recent ICC rankings and is currently just player in to highlight in top-three across all configurations,Afridi move up in ICC Test rankings

LAHORE: Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, star pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi and Abdullah Shafique ascended in the most recent update of the Test rankings gave by the International Cricket Council (ICC) Wednesday.

The ICC modified the players’ rankings following their amazing execution in the principal Test against Sri Lanka last week.

In an explanation, the PCB said that Pakistan accomplished their second most elevated run-pursue when they scored 344 for six with Babar contributing 119 and 55, while Abdullah scoring 13 and a grand 160 not out.

In acknowledgment of these exhibitions, Babar has climbed one spot to third in the most recent ICC Men’s Player Rankings for Test Batters and is presently the main player in worldwide cricket to highlight in the main three across all configurations, while Abdullah has vaulted 23 spots to break into the best 20 without precedent for sixteenth position.

While Babar as of now stands firm on the top footings in both white-ball designs, he is yet to arrive at the culmination at the Test level nevertheless paths England’s Joe Root.

Abdullah by ethicalness of his 23-place jump, has now turned into the third Pakistan player to include inside the main 20.

Aside from Babar, Mohammad Rizwan is involving twentieth position, while Azhar Ali has slipped six spots to 24th and Imam-ul-Haq has dropped three spots to 64th.

Among the bowlers, Shaheen Shah Afridi has proceeded with his ascendency and has acquired one spot in the most recent rankings following his four wickets in the primary Test. The left-arm quick bowler has jumped India’s Jasprit Bumrah into third situation on 836 focuses.

This is Shaheen’s vocation high positioning and praises his No 3 situation in ODIs and twelfth positioning in T20Is.

Hasan Ali and Yasir Shah are the other Pakistan bowlers to move in the correct course.

Hasan, who took three wickets in the main Test, has acquired one spot and is currently thirteenth, while Yasir, who asserted five wickets in his rebound Test, is presently 32nd in the wake of rising one spot.

Mohammad Nawaz, who required five for 88 in the subsequent innings, has gotten back to Test bowlers’ rankings in 89th position.

Afridi move up in ICC Test rankings


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