Fakhar Zaman terms PSL as game changer

Aaron Finch is currently rated 4th in the ICC T20I batting rankings

Fakhar Zaman, who cemented his reputation as a clutch former on Sunday, has deservedly soared to number two in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) T20I player rankings for batsmen.

"I just want to score in every game I play and help the team to win matches".

Australia missed an opportunity to usurp Pakistan atop the T20 rankings after their 45-run loss to Sarfraz Ahmed's side on Thursday, but have had three resounding victories from four matches and can rise above India into second on the rankings with victory in Harare's decider.

Going into the final against Australia, Pakistan knew that even defeat will help them remain on top but victory over Aaron Finch's side meant that they increased their lead to the second-placed side from five points at the start of the tri-series to eight points.

Speaking exclusively to Geo.tv, Fakhar said PSL played an important part in growing him as a player.

Finch too found some terrific touch in the African nation, taking his worldwide T20 run tally past 400 with his mammoth 172 against Zimbabwe, before coming back to earth with scores of 3 and 16 in Australia's last two games. He had also scored 84 runs in the one-off T20I against England.

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Zimbabwe was not able to salvage some pride when it lost it's final triangular series match against Australia by wickets at the Harare Sports Club today.

What the world of cricket saw recently in the victor of a triangular series involving hosts Zimbabwe, Australia and Pakistan was a side which continues to astound observers with their astonishing abilities to reach newer heights with every passing game.

The injured Babar Azam, Colin Munro and Glenn Maxwell all moved down, occupying the three spots below Finch, Zaman and Rahul, while further down on the list, there were more such interesting changes. It's a career-best number for him, his first time in the Top 10, with 690 points, also a career high.

Zaman, who put on 107 runs off 64 balls with Malik, finally holed out at deep backward point while going for a big shot off seamer Jhye Richardson.

Australia's D'Arcy Short, Jason Roy of England and Solomon Mire have also achieved career-best rankings following the latest update. He ended with a career-best 581 points and the 25th place on the table.

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