Afridi soars into top 10 T20I bowlers in latest ICC Rankings.

ISLAMABAD -- Shaheen Afridi's 2/21 in the one-off T20I against Australia sees him climb fours spots to No.10 in the latest MRF Tyres ICC T20I Player Rankings, released on Wednesday.

Despite the best efforts of the ICC Men's Cricketer of the Year 2021 in the penultimate over, Australia got over the line with five balls to spare.

The ICC Men's Player of the Month for March, Babar Azam, continued his stay at the top of the batters' rankings, though Mohammad Rizwan, the ICC Men's T20I Player of the Year 2021, dropped a spot to No.3.

Josh Hazlewood, who did not feature in the game, dropped a spot to No.3 with Adil Rashid moving to No.2.

Nepal's Dipendra Singh Airee made gains across all departments after the conclusion of the tri-series that also involved PNG and Malaysia. He finished as the Player of the Series, including a brilliant all-round performance (54* and 4/18) in the final. He rose 13 spots to No.38 for batters, 47 spots to No.135 for bowlers and 10 spots to No.10 for all-rounders.

JJ Smit of Namibia broke into the top 5 for T20I all-rounders with a stunning all-round showing against Uganda. Batting...

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