Shaheen Afridi Rises in Latest ICC Rankings for Bowlers

Pakistan’s ace left-arm pacer, Shaheen Afridi has jumped up one place in the latest ICC Test bowlers rankings. Shaheen is now ranked number four in the world in Test rankings after South African fast bowler, Kagiso Rabada slipped down three places down to sixth.

Shaheen has not played Test cricket since Pakistan’s Test series win against Bangladesh last year. He will be seen in action in the longest format of the game next month as Australia is scheduled to play a three-match Test series on their historic tour of Pakistan. Shaheen, who broke into the top 3 Test bowler rankings last year, will be looking to achieve a similar milestone as he leads the Pakistan bowling attack against the number one Test side in the world.

Elsewhere, Pakistan’s leg-spinner Shadab Khan has dropped down one place in the latest ICC T20I bowler rankings. Shadab, who was ranked number 9 last week, has dropped down to number 10. Australia’s Ashton Agar has jumped up to the ninth spot after his exceptional performance in the T20I series against Sri Lanka. Shadab too will be looking to get regain his position as Pakistan play Australia in a one-off T20I in April.

Here are the latest ICC Bowlers Rankings:


Ranking Player Rating Points
1 Pat Cummins 898
2 Ravichandran Ashwin 839
3 Kyle Jamieson 825
4 Shaheen Afridi 822
5 Tim Southee 810
6 Kagiso Rabada 800
7 James Anderson 788
8 Josh Hazlewood 786
9 Neil Wagner 783
10 Jasprit Bumrah 763


Ranking Player Rating Points
1 Tabraiz Shamsi 784
2 Josh Hazlewood 752
3 Adil Rashid 746
4 Wanindu Hasaranga 730
5 Adam Zampa 719
6 Rashid Khan 710
7 Mujeeb Ur Rahman 679
8 Anrich Nortje 655
9 Ashton Agar 645
10 Shadab Khan 634

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