Rashid becomes new no.1 all-rounder

Afghanistan leg spinner Rashid Khan becomes the new no.1 all-rounder in the ICC ODI Rankings revealed by ICC on 30th September following the 14th edition of Asia Cup. 

Rashid-powered Afghanistan outclass Bangladesh

On Sunday, 30th September International Cricket Council (ICC) has released new ICC ODI Rankings after the finish of Asia Cup in United Arab Emirates. Afghanistan’s leg spinner Rashid Khan becomes the highlighted news as he gains no.1 spot in the list for all-rounders.

Rashid stole the show with ten wickets from five games at an average of 17.20 in addition to the 87 runs he scored at an average of 43.50, which included a match-winning unbeaten 57 against Bangladesh. Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib has slipped to second spot after early exit from Asia Cup.

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Rashid Khan has climbed six spots to reach the top position. The leg spinner becomes the first cricketer to feature in the first place of any ICC Rankings. His team mate Mohammad Nabi takes third position in that list.

On the chart for batsmen, both the Indian openers have shown progression in the list. Rohit Sharma takes 2nd position right behind to his captain Virat Kohli after scoring 317 runs at an average of 105.66 in Asia Cup 2018.

His opening partner Shikhar Dhawan takes fifth position after being awarded as the man of the series in Asia Cup 2018 for scoring 342 runs. In the new rankings for the batsmen, Indian top three are dominating in top five positions of the list.

In the bowler’s rankings, Kuldeep Yadav ten wickets from six games helped him reach a career-best 700 points. The chinaman bowler occupies third position while their lead fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah retains his top position. Afghanistan’s leg spinner Rashid Khan sits inbetween two Indian players at no.2 position.

ICC ODI Batsmen Rankings:

2Rohit Sharma842
3Joe Root818
4David Warner803
5Shikhar Dhawan802
6Babar Azam798
7Ross Taylor785
8Quinton de Kock781
9Kane Williamson778
10Jonny Bairstow769

ICC ODI Bowlers Rankings:

Jasprit Bumrah
2Rashid Khan788
3Kuldeep Yadav700
4Trent Boult699
5Josh Hazlewood696
6Hasan Ali681
7Adil Rashid681
8Mujeeb Zadran679
9Kagiso Rabada676
10Imran Tahir666

ICC ODI All-rounders Rankings:

Rashid Khan
2Shakib Al Hasan341
3Mohammad Nabi337
4Mitchell Santner317
5Mohammad Hafeez306
6Moeen Ali301
7Angelo Mathews296
8Chris Woakes285
9Jason Holder283
10Mitchell Marsh260
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