T20 rankings; Top position then ready to embrace Babar
In-form Pakistani captain Babar Azam had ousted Indian Virat Kohli from the top position in the ODI rankings, now in the latest T20 rankings he has managed to deprive Australian captain Aaron Finch of the second position.
Thanks to a superb 122-run innings in the third T20 from South Africa, Babar gained 47 rating points, now 48 points behind top-ranked England’s David Malan, who was big in the first match against Zimbabwe. Not playing innings, however, with excellent performances in the remaining matches of the 3T20 match series, Babar can once again get the top position in the rankings which was in his possession till November last year.
Muhammad Rizwan, who scored an unbeaten 73 in the third match, moved up eight places to take the career-best 15th position. Fakhr Zaman is also on a journey of progress in the T20 rankings after ODIs. With an improvement of 17 places, he has now reached the 33rd position.
Left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi took the career best 11th position, Faheem Ashraf moved up 12 places to 16th position, Muhammad Nawaz moved up 4 places to 24th position, Haris Rauf rose 43 places to bowlers. Reached 38th position in the rankings.