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Babar Azam retains first position in ODI ranking

The  latest ranking of T20I show that not even a single Pakistani bowler is included in the list of top ten bowlers in short format. 



Babar Azam retains first position in ODI ranking
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Dubai: International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday upgraded players’ ranking across three format in cricket. Pakistan national team skipper of all three formats Babar Azam retained his first position in men’s One Day International (ODI) batting ranking after he gained 887 point.

Pakistan left-arm opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq also made his space in the top five. He took the third spot in ranking. Fakhar Zaman also jumped into first ten spots. He is at number ten after gaining 699 point of rating.

In ODI bowlers ranking, Only Pakistani in shape of premier fast bowler Shaheen Afridi is included. He is at number 7th in latest bowling rankings. Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood gained the top slot in bowling ranking of ODI.

In T20 Format, Indian flamboyant batsman Suryakumar Yadav is ruling the format by retaining his first position. Pakistan wicket keeper batsman Muhammad Rizwan is at number two position in T20. Pakistan elegant batsman Babar Azam is also included in top ten. He is currently at number four in recent upgraded ranking.

According to recent ranking of T20, Not a single Pakistani bowler is included in list of top ten ranked bowlers in short format. Afghanistan leg spinner Rashid Khan has gained top spot in T20 bowling ranking.

In all-rounder category, Shakib Al Hassan is at top while Pakistan vice-captain Shadab Khan has attained the forth position in following category.