Pakistani Cricketers Rise in Latest ICC T20I Rankings

Pakistani Cricketers Rise in Latest ICC T20I Rankings

In the recent ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings update, Pakistani cricketers Fakhar Zaman, Shaheen Afridi, and Imad Wasim have seen significant climbs, fueled by their performances in the ongoing England-Pakistan series.

Fakhar Zaman, the talented opener, has surged from 57th to 51st position, showcasing his prowess on the pitch. England’s captain Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow have also seen improvements, with Buttler now at seventh and Bairstow at 36th place.

The bowling rankings witnessed Shaheen Afridi’s rise by three spots to 11th, while Imad Wasim made a commendable jump of 14 places to secure the 38th position, contributing to Pakistan’s dominance in the rankings.

Additionally, in the batting realm, USA’s Steven Taylor displayed remarkable progress, climbing 28 places to 109th, while Bangladesh’s Rishad Hussain ascended 38 places to secure the 52nd position in bowling rankings.

Excitement brews as the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 approaches, with two-time champions West Indies asserting their strength by claiming the fourth spot in the rankings. Their recent 3-0 victory over South Africa propelled them upwards, displacing South Africa to the seventh position.

The rankings leaderboard is currently led by India, followed by Australia and defending champions England. However, the West Indies trail closely, just two points behind England, after their stellar performances in the home series.

Ahead of their tournament opener against Papua New Guinea on June 2, West Indies’ players have enjoyed notable boosts in rankings. Brandon King, after his standout performances, has risen to the eighth position in batting rankings, while Johnson Charles and Kyle Mayers have also seen upward movements.

Moreover, left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie has stunned with an impressive advancement of 84 places to secure the 27th position in the bowling rankings, adding to the West Indies’ formidable lineup ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

The latest ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings update offers a glimpse into the evolving landscape of international cricket, with individual performances shaping the fortunes of teams on the global stage. From Pakistan’s rising stars to West Indies’ resurgence, the rankings shuffle sets the stage for an enthralling ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.