Hasan Ali climbs 15 spots, Babar Azam slips to 9 in ICC Test rankings

04:12 PM | 6 May, 2021
Hasan Ali climbs 15 spots, Babar Azam slips to 9 in ICC Test rankings
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LAHORE – Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali has climbed his career-best rankings while Pakistan captain Babar Azam has dropped down to the ninth spot after he walked back to the pavilion with a golden duck in the first innings against Zimbabwe.

According to the latest ODI chart following the annual update, Pakistani right-arm medium-fast bowler achieved the feat of improving 15 spots after a remarkable performance in the first Test against Zimbabwe in which he managed to take 9 wickets and was named player-of-the-match.

Pakistan captain and top-ranked ODI batsman dropped down three positions. Indian batsmen Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, and Henry Nicholls of New Zealand overtook Azam as joint number six players.

Shaheens bagged a handsome victory over the Chevrons at Harare but things have gone bad for Azam as he has slipped to 9th position following a golden duck. He is ahead of David Warner, who is 12 points behind the 26-year-old and placed 10.

Meanwhile, Left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi jumped two places to 31st while left-arm spinner Nauman Ali improved 12 spots to 54th. Fawad Alam also climbed 31 places to a career-best 47th position after scoring 140 whereas Abid Ali rose six places to 78.

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