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Rizwan Achieves Career-Best T20I Ranking as Pakistani Players Make Big Gains

Pakistan’s 2-1 series win over South Africa in a three-match T20I series has helped the Pakistani players move up the ICC T20I ranking charts.

Wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan has jumped up a staggering 116 places in ICC T20I batsmen rankings, he is now placed at 42, his career-best ranking in T20Is.


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Rizwan has been in a terrific run of form and being promoted to the top of the order has helped him put in impressive performances. He was named as man of the series in the recently concluded T20I series between Pakistan and South Africa, having scored 197 runs in the series, the most by a Pakistani batsman in a three-match series.

Haider Ali showed flashes of his brilliance in the T20I series but was not able to convert his excellent starts into big scores. Despite this he has managed to climb up the rankings. He is now placed at 137th in the world, moving up 13 places.

Fast bowlers, Shaheen Afridi and Hasan Ali, have moved up the rankings as well. Afridi moved up 5 places and is now ranked number 11 in the ICC T20I bowling rankings, while Hasan has moved up 14 places and is now ranked 82nd in the world.


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Mohammad Nawaz and Usman Qadir are the other two that jumped up in the bowlers rankings. Nawaz is ranked 64th, while Qadir moved up 129 places and is now ranked 92nd.

South African players also climbed up the rankings ladder after solid performances. Miller, Shamsi, Hendricks and Pretorius gained up a few places. Shamsi had a magnificent series, picking up 6 wickets, including 4 in the final T20I. He is now ranked number 2 in the world, just 3 points behind world number one, Rashid Khan.

The ICC T20I team rankings did not have much of an effect. The rankings remain the same but Pakistan has gained one point and South Africa has lost one point.

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