Despite the impressive performance in the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, only 2 Pakistani players managed to retain their place in the top 10 in the latest T20 rankings.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has released the latest T20 International rankings.
Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam is the best T20 batsman in the world and he has maintained his dominance in the latest rankings. He is at the top of the list of beaters.
England’s David Millan is second and South Africa’s Aiden Markram is third. New Zealand’s Devon Conway has moved up three places to fourth and Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Muhammad Rizwan has moved up one place to fifth.
In addition, Indian player KL Rahul has dropped one place to sixth, the Australian captain has come down three steps to 7th.
Virat Kohli is eighth, England’s Jose Butler is ninth and South Africa’s Rasi van der Dawson is 10th.
Fakhr Zaman, who tops the batting rankings after Rizwan, is ranked 40th.
There is no Pakistani player in the top 10 in the bowlers’ rankings. Australian spinner Adam Zampa has moved up to second position, while Australia’s Josh Hazelwood has moved up two places to sixth position.
Sri Lanka’s Vanandu Hasaranga is at the first position while South Africa’s Tabriz Shamsi is at the second position.
Pakistan’s most important bowler Shaheen Afridi has moved up a notch in the World Twenty20 and has moved up to 11th position.
Pakistan’s Shadab Khan is 16th, Haris Rauf is 22nd and Emad Wasim is 24th.
There is no Pakistani in the top ten in the list of all-rounders and Afghan all-rounder Muhammad Nabi continues to rule in this field.
Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan is second and England’s Liam Livingstone is third.
Muhammad Hafeez of Pakistan is ranked 19th in the list.