The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday has released player ranking for T20 batsmen.
Pakistani Batsman Babar Azam ranks number one in the player rankings.
Australian captain Aaron Finch stands second, whereas England’s David Milan ranks on number three.
KL Rahul ⬆️
Virat Kohli ⬆️
After their 💥 performances against West Indies, the Indian duo have risen in the @MRFWorldwide ICC T20I Rankings for batting.
— ICC (@ICC) December 12, 2019
Yasir Shah, the Pakistan leg-spinner, has been temporarily released from the Test squad for the Sri Lanka series to work with Mushtaq Ahmed at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.
Pakistan’s seventh-highest wicket-taker in Tests, and fourth-highest among spinners, but missed out on the XI for the first Test against Sri Lanka in Rawalpindi, with the management opting to name four pacemen.
What an innings! 👏👏
Yasir Shah brings up his maiden Test century at the Adelaide Oval. How important is this knock for Pakistan?
— ICC (@ICC) December 1, 2019
Yasir Shah will rejoin the squad in Karachi on 16 December, ahead of the second Test starting three days after.
In the interim, he will work with Mushtaq Ahmed in Lahore, with the legendary Pakistan spinner being appointed spin-bowling consultant last week.
Earlier, Aleem Dar has broken Steve Bucknor’s record of most Tests as an umpire.
Aleem Dar achieved this milestone in the match between Australia and New Zealand.
The match began in Perth here on Thursday.
The 51-year-old is standing in his 129th Test match as an on-field umpire.
Dar stood in his first Test in Dhaka in 2003 during England’s tour of Bangladesh.
He started in 2000 during Pakistan’s home ODI series against Sri Lanka.
Dar has officiated in 207 ODIs and is only two matches shy of the record of 209 matches in that format.