Pakistan players occupy top 2 ranks in ICC ODI ...

Pakistan players occupy top 2 ranks in ICC ODI rankings

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Published on: Dec 07, 2011

Pakistan players now occupy the top two positions in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Player Rankings for ODI bowlers after a strong performance from Mohammad Hafeez in the recent three-match series in Bangladesh.

Pakistan players now occupy the top two positions in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Player Rankings for ODI bowlers after a strong performance from Mohammad Hafeez in the recent three-match series in Bangladesh.

The 31-year-old gains six places in the latest rankings and now sits just 19 ratings points behind teammate SaeedAjmal, who heads the list.

Hafeez took six wickets in the series at an average of just 8.16 and an economy-rate of less than two runs per over making him the pick of an impressive bunch.

Ajmal did enough to stay top of the world rankings with series figures of 4-52.

There were also gains for UmarGul, who rose three places to 26th position, and ShoaibMalik, who gained 35 places to 82nd in the world.

Hafeez's bowling, coupled with some good support with the bat down the order, has earned him one place on the ICC Player Rankings for ODIall-rounders and he now occupies second position, having overtaken Australia's Shane Watson.

He is just 13 ratings points behind Bangladesh captain ShakibAl-Hasan.

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