Although Pakistan lost the series 3-2, Irfan has managed to move up and reach new heights. The lanky left-armer took nine wickets in the series, which has helped him rise 11 places to 16th place.
The new ranking has brought big responsibility to the player ahead of ICC World Cup as he is now the only Pakistan fast bowler to feature inside the top 20.
The pitches Down Under favor the pacers. Moreover with Pakistan’s top spin duo of Saeed Ajmal and Mohammad Hafeez’s probable absence from the World Cup, it would be testing times for Pakistan bowlers during the tournament.