ISLAMABAD: The recent Pakistan Vs West Indies ODI series has benefitted greatly the Pakistan cricket team players in moving up their batting and bowling rankings.
Pakistan opener Babar Azam and all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez moved up in the International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI rankings following their impressive showings in the recently-concluded ODI series against the West Indies, which Pakistan won 2-1.
Azam’s scores of 13, 125 not out and 16 in the series helped him gain one position as he reached his career-best eighth rank pipping New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson to the spot.
Hafeez, meanwhile, moved up six places to get back into the top 20 following his good run with the bat in the ODI series where he managed to score 88, 32 and 81.
On the other hand, all-rounder Imad Wasim gained eight positions to reach a career-best 89th ranking.
In the bowlers’ rankings, Hafeez gained 10 slots to reach 27th position with his three wickets in the series which also allowed him to move ahead of Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi to second position in the all-rounders’ rankings.
Pace bowler Hasan Ali, who took six wickets in the series including a haul of five for 38 in the second ODI, has gained 14 places to move up to 34th position, while Mohammad Amir (up 12 places to 38th) and Imad (up seven places to 39th) have attained career-best rankings.