ICC Rankings: Rashid Khan becomes king of T20, overtakes ‘Ya’ bowler to top spot even before IPL
Recently 3 match T20 series was played in Afghanistan vs Pakistan team. Afghanistan won the series 2-1. After this brilliant victory, Afghanistan’s cricketers have appeared in the ICC ranking list. They have gained a lot in the ICC T20 rankings. In this way, Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan topped the ICC T20 bowling ranking list. Interestingly, he has achieved this position by beating Sri Lankan bowler Vanindu Hasaranga
The last number-1 in 2018
In fact, Afghanistan beat Pakistan in a bilateral T20 series for the first time (Afghanistan vs Pakistan). Also, Rashid Khan performed brilliantly in the T20 series against Pakistan. That’s how Rashid once again became the world’s top bowler in the MRF ICC T20 Bowling Rankings, overtaking Wanindu Hasaranga. Earlier, Rashid won the top spot in 2018. Since then he has performed exceptionally well.
👑 A new No.1 👑
Afghanistan star rises to the top of the @mrfworldwide ICC Men’s T20I bowling rankings after a brilliant series against Pakistan 👏
Details 👇 https://t.co/qDsBzuxoL2
— ICC (@ICC) March 29, 2023
Rashid topped this time with 710 points. After his brilliant performance against Bangladesh in 2018, he had 816 T20I points. It was his career best score. Hasaranga, who slipped to second place, has 695 points in the ICC T20 bowling rankings.
Rashid Khan took 1 wicket in each match in the three match series against Pakistan. However, in both the opening matches, he had an average bowling performance. Rashid’s teammate Fazalhaq Farooqui took 5 wickets in the series. This time he bowled brilliantly with an economy rate of just 4.75. Also, three bowlers from Afghanistan have made their place in the list of top 10 players in the ICC T20 bowling rankings. (icc t20 ranking rashid khan becomes world number 1 bowler surpassing wanindu hasaranga read here)
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