Sikandar Raza is flying high

10 Aug, 2022 - 13:08 0 Views
Sikandar Raza is flying high Sikandar Raza

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Fungai Muderere

RISE Sikandar Raza Rise!

Zimbabwe senior cricket national team’s all-rounder Sikandar Raza has risen in all three lists of the MRF Tyres International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s ODI Player Rankings after a stellar performance that has helped his team take a winning 2-0 lead in the ongoing three-match series against Bangladesh.

Raza has reportedly moved up 10 slots to 29th position among batters and is now 79th among bowlers, a result of two unbeaten centuries and four wickets in the two matches. His performances also see him move up seven places to a career-best fourth position among all-rounders.

Bangladesh’s Liton Das is one place above Raza in the batters’ list after gaining one slot while Taijul Islam has progressed nine slots to 71st among bowlers.

In the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings, South Africa’s Reeza Hendricks is the main gainer, moving up to 13th position with knocks of 74 and 42 in a 2-0 series win over Ireland.

Shreyas Iyer is up six places to 19th after scoring a 40-ball 64 while opening the innings in the last match of the series against the West Indies that India won 4-1, while Ireland’s Paul Stirling (up one place to 23rd) and New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell (up 23 places to 38th) have also made notable progress.

South Africa spinner Keshav Maharaj is up 10 places to 18th among bowlers, while fast bowlers Lungi Ngidi (23rd) of South Africa and Lockie Ferguson of New Zealand (31st) are others to move up.

India spinners Ravi Bishnoi and Kuldeep Yadav have gained big. Bishnoi has galloped 50 places to take 44th position with six wickets in two matches while Yadav has leapt 58 places to 87th with a three-wicket haul in the last match.

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