Finch rises to top of ICC's T20I rankings

Australia vs Zimbabwe Aus vs Zim Zimbabwe Australia Travis Head Solomon Mire Glenn Maxwell sports news cricket Indian Express

Australia vs Zimbabwe Aus vs Zim Zimbabwe Australia Travis Head Solomon Mire Glenn Maxwell sports news cricket Indian Express

With the decline in the fortunes of Mohammad Hafeez, Pakistan are increasingly looking towards Malik to provide the stability under tricky conditions which saw them complete their run chase of 184 in the final, where at one point it appeared that Australia would embarrass the top-ranked team.

Nic Maddinson, who managed scores of 5 and 2 in his first two worldwide limited-overs games in almost five years on this tour, has been dropped.

The teams split the two group games of the tournament in Zimbabwe, with Pakistan powering to a 45-run win on Thursday.

Fakhar Zaman's impressive returns in that series - 278 runs from five matches - for Pakistan not only helped his team win the trophy but also propelled him to No. 2 on the rankings with 842 points against his name.

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said Fakhar Zaman was in the "best form of his life" after the opener cracked a career-best 91 to help set up Pakistan's six-wicket win over Australia in the final of the Twenty20 tri-series at Harare Sports Club on Sunday.

Meanwhile, in the ICC T20I Team Rankings, Pakistan have retained the top position with their tri-series victory while India have overtaken Australia to take second place after clinching their three-match series against England 2-1.


The 6th match of Australia and Pakistan in Zimbabwe T20I Tri-Series, 2018 is between Australia and Zimbabwe.

Finch, the captain of the Australia T20I side, also had a remarkable run during the tournament in Zimbabwe, scoring 68*, 172 - a world record in the format - 16, 3 and 47.

Rahul touched a career-high 854 points following the first match of the T20I series in England - which the visitors won 2-1 - where he scored a match-winning 101, but a dip in the next two games saw him finish with 812 points.

Colin Munro of New Zealand was at fourth place while Babar Azam of Pakistan and Australia's Glenn Maxwell was placed at sixth position.

In the England vs India series, players with career-best points were Jason Roy (up 19 spots to No. 15 with 641 points) and Jos Buttler (up nine places to No. 17 with 614 points). D'Arcy Short, despite having an inconsistent run in Zimbabwe, moved into the top-10 for the first time.

There is no change in the top three all-rounders, with Maxwell leading the field. England, who now occupy the fourth spot are only three points ahead of West Indies, who are in seventh.

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