Pakistan players make big leaps in T20I rankings

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): A number of Pakistan cricketers climbed upwards in the latest Men’s T20I Player Rankings released by the International Cricket Council on Monday.

Babar Azam retained the number one spot in the batsmen’s rankings, after scoring 151 runs in the recently concluded T20 series against South Africa. Hussain Talat gained 19 places to reach 56th position after scoring 98 runs in the series.

In the bowlers’ rankings, spin all-rounder Imad Wasim climbed five places to reach the fourth position, while teen pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi moved up 28 places to a career-best 48th rank.

Shadab Khan lost a spot to reach number three in the bowlers’ list. Pakistan, meanwhile, remain the top-ranked T20 side in the world.