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  • Tuesday 01, December 2020
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Huge jump by Fakhar in ICC batsmen ranking

Huge jump by Fakhar in ICC batsmen ranking

Pakistan’s aggressive opener Fakhar Zaman, who was on red hot form against Zimbabwe, has made a huge jump in the latest ODI rankings.

Fakhar smashed 515 runs in the series and has gained a total of 22 places to move into 16th position in the latest ranking.

The left-handed Fakhar is now the second Pakistan batsman to feature in the top-20 after Babar Azam reclaimed the second spot after finishing the series with 184 runs. Babar now leads England’s Joe Root by seven points, while the list is headed by India’s Virat Kohli.

Fakhar’s fellow left-handed opening partner Imam-ul-Haq has also made a massive impact in the latest player rankings.

He had gained 70 places after the first three ODIs, and moved up another 51 spots to finish the Zimbabwe tour in the 43rd position.

In the bowling department, Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan and pace-bowling all-rounder Faheem Ashraf have made upward movements. Both collected nine wickets apiece in the series, and as such, Shadab has finished in 31st position (he started the series in 53rd position) and Faheem has ended up in 79th position after starting the series in 149th spot.

Jasprit Bumrah of India is the No.1-ranked bowler, and is followed by Rashid Khan of Afghanistan and Pakistan’s Hasan Ali.