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Babar Azam and Shaheen Afridi Shine in Latest ICC Rankings

The International Cricket Council (ICC) recently updated its player rankings for One-Day Internationals (ODIs), Test, and T20 match formats. The rankings reflect the players’ outstanding performances and contributions across different formats, highlighting their skill, determination, and consistency on the cricket field.

In the ODI format, Pakistan’s Babar Azam continues to dominate as the top-ranked batter. His exceptional skills and consistency on the field have kept him at the pinnacle of the ODI rankings. On the bowling front, South Africa’s Keshav Maharaj has surged to the number one spot among ODI bowlers, showcasing his exceptional bowling skills.

Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi has also made significant strides, advancing to the sixth position in the ODI bowlers’ rankings. His improvement of one spot is a testament to his exceptional skills and consistency on the field.

In the Test arena, New Zealand’s Kane Williamson has claimed the top spot in the rankings, with England’s Joe Root retaining his second position. However, the most notable ascent has been that of Babar Azam, who has climbed two ranks to reach the third position in the Test rankings. This remarkable ascent is a testament to his exceptional performances in recent Test matches.

India’s Ravichandran Ashwin has secured the first position among Test bowlers, showcasing his exceptional bowling skills and consistency. Australia’s Josh Hazlewood is in second place, followed by India’s Jasprit Bumrah in third. Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi has also made impressive progress in the Test bowling rankings, reaching the 10th position.

In the T20I rankings, India’s Suryakumar Yadav maintains his stronghold as the top-ranked batter. Pakistan’s Muhammad Rizwan secures the third position, while Babar Azam holds the fourth position. England’s Adil Rashid leads the charts among T20I bowlers, showcasing his proficiency in the shortest format of the game.

The ICC rankings serve as a barometer of excellence in cricket, recognizing the achievements of players and providing cricket enthusiasts with valuable insights into the dynamic landscape of the sport. As the cricketing world eagerly awaits more action-packed matches, fans can expect these rankings to continue evolving based on players’ performances in upcoming fixtures and tournaments.

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