LAHORE: The upcoming T20I series against Zimbabwe will provide captain Babar Azam with the top spot to regain the ICC men’s T20I player ranking.
Babar Azam lost the top ranking recently to England’s Dawid Malan.
Babar, who has been number one for a total of 774 days in four different stretches since January 2018 and was at the top till September this year, is only eight rating points adrift of Malan (877 rating points), who leapfrogged him during England’s 2-1 home series win over Australia.
Since January 2018, Babar has been ranked first in four different time periods for 774 days, and has been ranked high until September this year. He was only eight points behind Maran (eight points), Maran surpassed him in the second season in England. -1 home series victory over Australia.
All-rounder Imad Wasim will seek to retreat from his current eighth position to the top bowler. The left arm spinner is a member of the Pakistan team. He won the ICC Under-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup in 2006 and ranked first for 146 consecutive days in 2017 and 2018.
There are other people in the Pakistan team who have the opportunity to regain their confidence in about a year and participate in the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in India.
Left-handed corkscrew Fakhar Zaman was ranked second in the past and is currently ranked 22nd, while Mohammad Hafeez is ranked 42nd. His best career result was 9th in 2007. I hope to return to my best second from 9th.
Pakistan will try to regain the highest ranking in the ICC Men’s T20I team ranking, which is currently led by Australia with a score of 275 points. England (271), India (266) and Pakistan (261) are listed in this order. Zimbabwe ranked 11th with 191 points.