Pakistan's win over World XI puts team in second spot of ICC T20I rankings

Sport360 staff 18:23 18/09/2017
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Pakistan climb to second spot in the rankings after World XI victory.

Pakistan’s recent win against the World XI in the Independence Cup has propelled the team to the second spot in the ICC T20I country rankings.

The hosts had beaten the star-studded World XI 2-1 in the three T20Is played at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore.

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New Zealand continue to lead the rankings in the T20I format with 125 points while Pakistan sit in second spot with 121 points.

Babar Azam’s Man of the Series performance in the Independence Cup has seen him climb 21 spots to a career-best sixth position of the ICC T20I batsmen rankings.

The 22-year-old batsman had scores of 86, 45 and 48 in the three-match series where he finished as the highest run-scorer with 179 runs.

His teammate Ahmed Shehzad finished as the second highest run-scorer with 171 runs to his kitty, has also jumped nine spots to feature in the 22nd position.

Meanwhile in the bowler’s rankings, Pakistan spinner Imad Wasim continues to maintain his top spot ahead of Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah.

Babar Azam's man of the series performance seem him climb to sixth spot.

Babar Azam’s man of the series performance sees him climb to sixth spot.

Teenage leg-spinning sensation Shadab Khan has made an impressive 32-spots leap to attain the 66th position in the rankings table.

England’s loss to West Indies in the sole T20I clash between the two sides at Chester-le-street has cost the team dearly in the updated rankings. England have slipped from second spot to the fourth with West Indies climbing to the third spot behind Pakistan.

West Indies batsman Elvin Lewis’ 51-run knock in the win has seen him gain one place to attain a career-high ranking of three in latest rankings for batsmen.

India meanwhile occupy the fifth spot in team rankings with skipper Virat Kohli maintaining his top spot in the rankings for batsmen.

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