ICC ranking: Ajmal slips, Hafeez rises and Afridi stays put

Published: April 1, 2013

Saeed Ajmal slips down to second in the ICC T20 bowler's ranking, Hafeez secures ninth while Afridi stays on tenth posiiton. PHOTO : BCCI

DUBAI: Right arm off-spinner Saeed Ajmal drops to the second position in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty2o bowler’s ranking, while Pakistan shares the number three position with arch rivals India in the overall team ranking, the ICC website reported on Monday.

The ICC released its new T20 rankings on Monday. Pakistan and India have 119 rating points each.

Srilanka maintains the number one position by beating Bangladesh in the recent series with 131 rating points.

West Indies is close behind, on second position, with 126 rating points.

Pakistan and India share the third position with 119 rating points.

England is only one rating point behind Pakistan with 118 rating points.

Ajmal had maintained number one position in the ranking until March 1 in the T20 bowlers ranking but Sunil Philip Narine from West Indies replaced the off spinner in the recent rankings.

Pakistan all rounder Muhammed Hafeez leaps into the top 10 bowlers climbing from the twelfth position to ninth, while all rounder Shahid Afridi manages to stay in the top ten bowlers and clinches the tenth position.

Speaking of all-rounders, right arm off-break bowler and right hand batsman Hafeez and Afridi are placed at second and fourth position respectively in the T20 all rounders’ ranking.

Pakistan batsmen failed to enter the top ten T20 batsmen.

Reader Comments (2)

  • BlackJack
    Apr 1, 2013 - 6:08PM

    Amazing that you need to lie even on something as transient as T20 rankings. India and Pakistan are indeed tied on 119 points, but India is number 3 and Pakistan is number 4 because ICC uses the numbers behind the decimal to determine the accurate rank and never ranks two teams the same.

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  • HRK
    Apr 1, 2013 - 7:03PM

    @BlackJack: Thanks for enlightening us with the decimal point fact; ET might not have known this. No need to accuse them of lying just to get your point across…they might correct the article based on the info you provided.

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