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Fakhar Zaman, Shaheen Afridi rise to career-best ICC ODI rankings

Rizwan’s unbeaten 74 in the first T20I against South Africa has helped him jump 24 places

Fakhar Zaman, Shaheen Afridi rise to career-best ICC ODI rankings PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan’s opening batsman Fakhar Zaman and pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi have registered their career-best One-day International (ODI) rankings after the conclusion of three-match series against South Africa.

Left-hander Zaman has moved up the ODI batting charts, gaining five slots to reach a career-best seventh position after his knock of 101, during the third ODI against South Africa, while left-arm fast bowler Afridi (up four places to a career-best 11th place) and left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz (up 29 places to 96th) have progressed thanks to their three-wicket hauls in the match.

For South Africa, all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo has gained 11 slots to reach 83rd position after notching a half-century while captain Temba Bavuma has progressed from 88th to 86th place.

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In the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings, Mohammad Rizwan’s unbeaten 74 in the first match of their series against South Africa has helped him jump 24 places to 23rd position while Nawaz (up 36 places to 28), Hasan Ali (up 22 places to 62nd)  and Usman Qadir (up 24 places to 68th) have moved up the bowlers’ list.

The T20I rankings update, carried out after the first two matches of the ongoing four-match series, also saw South Africa captain Heinrich Klaasen move up 38 places to 53rd position after scores of 56 and 36 not out while Aiden Markram has re-entered the rankings in 65th position after his two half-centuries. Beuran Hendricks has progressed 44 places to 46th after a three-wicket haul in the first match.