Raza rises in ICC ODI batting rankings

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Sikandar Raza kisses his helmet after reaching his century against India recently

Zimbabwe cricket team star Sikandar Raza has continued his gradual side in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s ODI Player Rankings following his latest century in the third ODI against India in Harare on Monday.

The 36-year-old Raza has risen four places on the updated ODI batting rankings, joining South Africa’s David Miller in 25th position.

Raza smashed his career sixth ODI century after amassing 115 runs from 95 balls in the third and final match in the series.

The right-handed middle order batsman’s individual batting heroics were however not enough to take his team over the line as Zimbabwe lost the match by 13 runs.

India won the three-match series 3-0.

The latest milestone was Raza’s sixth ODI century and his third in just a month after his back-to-back unbeaten tons against Bangladesh.

After his exploits against Bangladesh, Raza went up 10 spots to number 29 and the ton against India has pushed him further up in the rankings.

Raza is ranked fourth in the ICC Men’s ODI All-Rounder Rankings and 70th in the Men’s ODI Bowling Rankings.

Zimbabwe will be counting on Raza experience and good form when they take on Australia in a three-match ODI in Townsville starting on Sunday.

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