Leg-spinners ruling in ICC T20I rankings

Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan is not only ruling the world in the T20 leagues with his bowling, he is tearing apart the batsmen in International cricket too. The leg spinner has picked up 5 wickets in two T20Is against Zimbabwe where Afghanistan won 2-0 and he has got his rightful ranking in ICC T20I rankings.

After the T20I series against Zimbabwe, Rashid has become the number one T20I bowler in the ICC rankings with 759 rating points. At 7092 days of age, Rashid breaks the previous record of Pakistan’s Saqlain Mushtaq, was No.1 on the ODI bowling charts in January 1998, when he was 7683 days old.

Rashid has also continued his march towards becoming the fastest-ever bowler to reach 100 ODI wickets with his 16 against Zimbabwe taking him to 86 from 37 games in total.

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Though New Zealand’s Ish Sodhi is second in the rankings but nowhere near Rashid as has 59 points less than the sensational leg spinner.

The number three in the rankings is also a leg-spinner and he is West Indies’s Samuel Badree with 691 rating points. Among other bowlers, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Adil Rashid have made an upward march, while Australia’s Andrew Tye was also rewarded with a jump by 53 places for his exploits in the tri-series.