Haris Rauf moves up seven places in ICC ODI bowlers rankings.

Pakistan’s fast bowler, Haris Rauf, saw a significant boost in his ICC Ranking following his outstanding performance in the inaugural One-Day International (ODI) against Afghanistan. Rauf’s impressive five-wicket haul catapulted him seven places up in the rankings, marking a career-high 36th position. Just last week, he held the 43rd spot.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s batting sensation, Babar Azam, experienced a dip in the ODI Batters’ ranking, shedding six points after a disappointing duck in the first match. Despite this minor setback, Azam maintains a commanding lead, with over 100 points separating him from his closest competitors in the ICC ODI Batters’ ranking.

Shaheen Shah Afridi, another vital asset for the Pakistan cricket team, retained his ninth place in the ODI Bowlers’ ranking. He accrued three valuable points for his two-wicket haul in the opening ODI encounter against Afghanistan.

However, Muhammad Nawaz, who wasn’t part of the lineup for the first ODI, suffered a drop in the rankings, falling to the 38th position.

Fakhar Zaman, who endured a quick exit after scoring just two runs in the initial ODI, found himself demoted to fifth place in the rankings. Imam-ul-Haq and Shubman Gill surpassed him, with Imam-ul-Haq securing the third spot in the rankings.