Fakhar Zaman moves to second place in the T20 rankings

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The opener, who rose to fame with that iconic century in the Champions Trophy final against India in the English summer of 2017, continued to impress one and all with his fine ability to take on the Australian and Zimbabwean attacks with zeal that would have made Saeed Anwar proud.

India's World Cup victor Roger Binny, Pakistani pacer Umar Gul and the Bangladeshi pair of Soumya Sarkar and Enamul Haque Jrare other four players who have been dismissed on diamond ducks, but they had made their global debuts in some other format previously.

In the latest player rankings Finch leads Pakistan's left-handed opener Fakhar Zaman by 45 points.


The T20I Players Rankings for batsmen had a brand new 1-2-3 at the end of the series between England and India, which the visitors won 2-1, and the triangular series in Zimbabwe, where Pakistan beat Australia in the final.

What the world of cricket saw recently in the victor of a triangular series involving hosts Zimbabwe, Australia and Pakistan was a side which continues to astound observers with their astonishing abilities to reach newer heights with every passing game.

Finch, who captained Australia to the final, had touched the 900-point mark following his record-breaking knock of 172 (76b, 10x6, 16x4) against Zimbabwe in Harare on 3 July.


In the T20I team rankings, Pakistan retained the top position with their tri-series victory while India overtook Australia to take second place after clinching their three-match series against England 2-1. Although he only managed 6 and 19 in the next two games, he moved up nine spots to occupy third place. The side has been extremely dominant, defeating Pakistan by 9 wickets, followed by a 100-run over Zimbabwe.

Colin Munro of New Zealand was at fourth place while Babar Azam of Pakistan and Australia's Glenn Maxwell was placed at sixth position.

Pakistan squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Usman Khan Shinwari, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sahibzada Farhan. The standing, a career-best number for him, takes him to 690 points, also a career high.


Australia's D'Arcy Short, Jason Roy of England and Solomon Mire have also achieved career-best rankings following the latest rankings update.

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