Thursday Apr 29, 2021
Pakistan opener Mohammad Rizwan has been promoted to International Cricket Council‘s (ICC) top ten T20I batsmen rankings, the world governing body announced on Wednesday.
In the latest rankings released, the 28-year-old made his maiden entry to the top-ten list following his match-winning performances in Zimbabwe.
Rizwan’s unbeaten knocks of 82 and 91 in the first and third T20Is helped him jump five slots to attain the number 10th spot, overtaking England captain Eoin Morgan and Indian opener Rohit Sharma.
The wicket-keeper batsman is the second-highest ranked Pakistani in the list, only behind captain Babar Azam, who is now in third place.
Rizwan with 186 runs was the highest scorer in the three-match T20I series against Zimbabwe. The batsman was also awarded Man of the Series.
Meanwhile, fast bowlers Haris Rauf (up 17 places to 21st) and Mohammad Hasnain (up 52 places to joint-65th) along with leg-spinner Usman Qadir (up 12 places to joint-65th) are the other Pakistan players to gain.