Babar Azam now ranks third in ICC Test rankings

In the latest update from the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday, Pakistani cricketers have shown significant advancements in their ICC rankings, signaling their increasing prowess and influence in international cricket.

Starting with the Test format, Babar Azam, Pakistan’s premier batsman, has displayed exceptional performance, climbing two spots to secure the esteemed third position in the Test batters list.

This rise in the rankings speaks volumes about Babar’s consistency and skill as a top-order batsman.

Saud Shakeel and Mohammad Rizwan have also demonstrated their talent and resolve, each moving up one spot to claim the 14th and 17th positions, respectively, in the Test batters list. Their contributions have played a pivotal role in strengthening Pakistan’s batting lineup in Test matches.

In the bowling arena, Shaheen Afridi’s stellar form has been duly acknowledged, as he has ascended one position to re-enter the top 10 in the Test bowling rankings. Shaheen’s ability to consistently trouble batsmen with his pace and swing has been crucial to Pakistan’s bowling success in Test matches, solidifying his position as a key asset for the team.

Shifting focus to the One Day International (ODI) format, Babar Azam continues to lead the pack as the top-ranked ODI batter. However, his position at the summit faces a challenge from India’s Shubman Gill, who closely trails in the second position, just 23 points behind.

This competition between two talented batsmen underscores the intense rivalry and high skill level present in the ODI arena, adding excitement to future encounters between Pakistan and India.

The improvements in ICC rankings for Pakistani cricketers highlight the team’s progress and competitiveness on the global stage. With players like Babar Azam, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan, and Shaheen Afridi spearheading the charge, Pakistan appears poised to continue making advancements and achieving success across all cricket formats.

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