Cricket: Pakistan’s Hafeez prominent in ODI rankings

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By Ubaid Awan


DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has released the fresh ODI rankings of the teams, batsmen and bowlers. In the team’s ranking Pakistan are on 9th position while there is no Pakistani features in the top-20 list of the batsmen. The best Pakistan batsman, in the list, is Muhammad Hafeez who is on the 23rd position with Ahmad Shahzad at 37th and Azhar Ali at 45th are the next in line from Pakistan.


The ODI batsmen list is topped by South Africa’s AB De Villiers with Virat Kohli and Hashim Amla on the 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.


In the bowlers’ rankings, West Indies’ Sunil Narine is at the top pedestal while New Zealand’s Trent Boult and South Africa’s Imran Tahir are on the 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.


Pakistan’s Muhammad Irfan is at the 9th position while Muhammad Hafeez at 20th, Wahab Riaz at 50th, Yasir Shah at 54th and Junaid Khan is at 60th position in the bowlers’ list.


Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan is the top all-rounder while Pakistan’s Muhammad Hafeez is on the 2nd position. Sri Lanka’s Tilkarantne Dilshan, Angelo Mathews and James Faulkner are at the 3rd, 4th and 5th positions respectively.


In team’s rankings the order is the following


1.       Australia

2.       New Zealand

3.       South Africa

4.       India

5.       Sri Lanka

6.       England

7.       Bangladesh

8.       West Indies

9.       Pakistan

10.   Afghanistan

11.   Zimbabwe

12.   IrelandM Hafeez

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