Shaheen Afridi has reached the top five of the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings for the first time in his career. Following a convincing performance against Bangladesh in the first Test, Pakistan won by eight wickets. The 21-year-old left-arm bowler moved up three spots to fifth position. He took seven wickets, including a five-for-32 haul in the second innings of the Chittagong Test.
Consequently, Shaheen Afridi surpassed James Anderson from England, Kagiso Rabada from South Africa, and Neil Wagner from New Zealand. Hasan Ali also reached a career-best position after finishing the match with a seven-wicket haul that included five wickets in the first innings.