Center-order batter Iftikhar Ahmed has achieved the career-best place within the newest ICC T20I rankings after his blistering knocks within the recently-concluded PAK vs NZ T20I sequence.
Iftikhar moved six locations to equal 38th and is the third-highest-ranked Pakistan batter after Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan on the present checklist of T20I batters.
The correct-hander scored 36 from 22 within the ultimate T20I on Monday whereas he baton-charged Kiwi bowlers within the third match when he smashed a quickfire 24-ball 60. The guests survived Iftikhar’s brilliance to win that match earlier than beating Pakistan within the ultimate match to stage the five-game sequence 2-2.
In the meantime, New Zealand’s Mark Chapman, who was the main run-getter within the PAK vs NZ T20I sequence, was awarded for his sensational kind as he moved up 45 locations to a career-best 35th general.
Chapman hit a match-winning hundred in that fifth sport of the sequence to assist New Zealand draw the sequence.
Wicket-keeper batter Rizwan, nevertheless, retains his second place on the rankings as he closes in on India’s Suryakumar Yadav, who stays the No.1-ranked T20I batter with 906 score factors.
Rizwan thrashed an unbeaten 98 within the final match and ended the sequence because the main run-scorer for Pakistan. He rose from 798 to 811 factors, bringing down the distinction between him and Yadav to lower than 100.
Skipper Babar, however, holds onto third place on the newest T20I rankings, though the right-hander dropped 13 score factors to 756 factors after he managed simply 19 runs within the fifth match in opposition to Kiwis.
The large mover for Pakistan within the newest rankings was all-rounder Imad Wasim, who produced spectacular performances with each bat and ball in the course of the sequence.
“Imad scored 31 in the fifth and final game of the series, but it was his eight wickets at an average of 10.37 during the series that really stood out and the 34-year-old was rewarded on both the bowler and all-rounder rankings.” mentioned the Worldwide Cricket Council’s media launch on Wednesday.
Imad made his manner into the highest 100 on the newest rankings for T20I bowlers rankings and likewise climbed 44 locations to joint-24th on the all-rounders’ checklist.
Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan holds the best rank on the T20I bowler charts, whereas Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan stays the No.1 ranked all-rounder.