ICC ODI Rankings: Mohammad Amir Reaches Career Best Seventh Position
Pakistan’s ace paceman Mohammad Amir has reached the career-best rankings of the seventh position in the latest update of ICC ODI rankings after hosts’ bagged the series 2-0. Amir scalped four wickets in the three-match series against Sri Lanka and thus gained six places in the list of the ODI bowlers. The left-arm seamer had snared three wickets for 50 runs in the final ODI against Sri Lanka.
Another southpaw pacer from Pakistan took giant strides in the rankings ladder as Usman Shinwari took a leap of 28 places to get to 43rd rank. Shinwari ended up with six wickets in the series and had scalped a five-wicket haul in the second ODI at Karachi. The left-arm seamer had also bagged a Man of the Match for the same performance.
Babar Azam takes third place.
Fakhar Zaman (up by two places to 16th) and Haris Sohail (up by three places to 32nd) are the other players to make upward move in rankings from Pakistan. On the other hand, Sri Lanka’s southpaw batsman Danushka Gunathilaka has reached a career-best 70th rank after scoring a century in the third match.
Babar Azam who had scored a brilliant knock of 115 runs off 105 balls in the second ODI stays at the third place in the rankings. Azam was awarded the Man of the series for his match-winning knock.
Meanwhile, Pakistan has retained its sixth place in the rankings after winning series 2-0. In fact, Sri Lanka also stays the eighth rank in the rankings table.
On the other hand, Indian captain and Jasprit Bumrah continue to hold on to the numero uno position in the ICC Batsmen and Bowlers rankings respectively. The World Cup champions England is at the top of the tree in the rankings.