Rizwan climbs to career-best seventh spot in the ICC T20 players rankings

By our correspondent

KARACHI: Mohammad Rizwan has made huge progress in the ICC Men’s T20 players rankings after finishing as the leading run-scorer for Pakistan in the three-match series which England won 2-1.

Stumper Rizwan has attained a career-best seventh position after accumulating 176 runs in the series including an unbeaten 76 in the final match in Manchester, performances that helped him gain four places.

The 29-year-old had reached the top ten for the first time in his career after a player of the series effort against Zimbabwe in April this year and has reaped benefits of his continued good effort.

Babar Azam has maintained his second spot in the race which is led by England’s Dawid Malan. Meanwhile left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has gained four places to reach 13th position after finishing with four wickets, including a player of the match effort of 3-30 in the first T20I in Nottingham. 

Leg-spinner Shadab Khan and fast bowler Mohammad Hasnain, both of whom finished with four wickets in the series, have also progressed. Shadab has gained six slots to reach 36th place while Hasnain has moved from 67th to 41st.

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