ICC T20I Rankings: Wanindu Hasaranga displaces Rashid Khan atop
Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga has displaced Rashid Khan as the top-ranked T20I bowler in the latest ICC Rankings. Hasaranga was on a roll in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup. While Rashid also did well in containing runs, he did not excel in the wicket-taking department. India's sensation Suryakumar Yadav continues to dominate the T20I batting charts. Here is more.
Why does this story matter?
- While Sri Lanka could not qualify for the semi-finals of the T20 WC, Hasaranga finished as the highest wicket-taker in the league stage, scalping 15 wickets in eight games.
- He now owns the top spot in the T20I bowling rankings with 704 rating points.
- Notably, Rashid had displaced Australia's Josh Hazlewood at the top with his brilliant performances at the start of the tournament.
How Hasaranga fared in the tournament?
With 16 wickets, Hasaranga was the highest wicket-taker of the last year's T20 WC as well. He now leads the chart in the ongoing tournament as well (15 scalps). He bowled at an exceptional economy rate of 6.41. Although Rashid conceded runs at the exact same economy rate, he took just four wickets in three games. The Afghanistan star has 698 rating points.
Sensational number in T20Is
Hasaranga, who made his T20I debut in 2019, has been exceptional in the format. He has so far scalped 86 wickets in 52 games at a stunning economy rate of 6.67. The 25-year-old also has a fifty under his belt in T20 Internationals.
Ravichandran Ashwin makes gains in the bowling rankings
India's Ravichandran Ashwin, who gained five places in the bowling rankings, has jumped to the 13th position (639 points). South Africa's Anrich Nortje has jumped to the ninth position with 659 rating points. Pakistan's left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi has jumped six places to get the 22nd spot (614 points). Afridi's team-mate Haris Rauf now holds the 18th place with a tally of 627 points.
Jos Buttler advances to the 13th spot
England skipper Jos Buttler has gained a place among batters and now holds the 13th place with 620 points. With 602 rating points, India's KL Rahul is now the 16th-ranked batter. Virat Kohli continues to hold the 11th place (653 points).
Sikandar Raza was exceptional in T20 WC
Meanwhile, Zimbabwe's Sikandar Raza continues to hold the fourth position in the ICC T20I Rankings for All-rounders with a rating of 184. With 219 runs in eight games, Raza finished the tournament as Zimbabwe's highest run-getter. He also scalped 10 wickets at an economy rate of 6.5.