ICC T20 Bowling ranking: Afghanistan all-rounder Rashid Khan named number one bowler for his team after Pakistan series win.

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan

ICC T20 Bowling ranking: Afghanistan’s ground-breaking T20I series victory over Pakistan has proven a boon for a host of their stars with a pair of their bowlers making giant strides on the latest MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings.

It was the first time Afghanistan had beaten Pakistan in a bilateral T20I series and star spinner Rashid Khan was the main beneficiary as he overtook Sri Lankan tweaker Wanindu Hasaranga to become the top ranked T20I bowler in the world once again.

Rashid first claimed top billing as the No. 1 ranked T20I bowler in 2018 and the 24-year-old has been a consistent performer in the shortest format of the game.

The right-handed batsman took a wicket in each of the three matches against Pakistan in Sharjah, coinciding with his poor economy rate in both Afghanistan’s wins during the first two matches of the series.

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Rashid’s teammate Fazalhaq Farooqui was exceptional pacer during the series with a total of five wickets and an economy rate of just 4.75 and the left-handed batsman has moved up 12 places to third overall on the latest rankings update.

This means Afghanistan now have three players in the top 10 of the T20I category for bowlers, with spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman taking four wickets for the series against Pakistan to propel the talented trio to eighth position.

ICC T20 Bowling ranking List.

1Rashid Khan AFG710816 v Bangladesh, 05/06/2018
2Wanindu Hasaranga SL695797 v West Indies, 04/11/2021
3Fazalhaq Farooqi AFG692692 v Pakistan, 27/03/2023
4Josh Hazlewood AUS690806 v Sri Lanka, 13/02/2022
5Adil Rashid ENG684746 v West Indies, 30/01/2022
6Adam Zampa AUS678743 v Sri Lanka, 11/02/2022
7Sam Curran ENG673688 v Pakistan, 13/11/2022
8Mujeeb Ur Rahman AFG668745 v Ireland, 08/03/2020
9Anrich Nortje SA667695 v India, 12/06/2022
10Mitchell Santner NZ657731 v Pakistan, 22/01/2018
11Tabraiz Shamsi SA652821 v West Indies, 03/07/2021
12Shadab Khan PAK651769 v Scotland, 13/06/2018
13Maheesh Theekshana SL643680 v Pakistan, 11/09/2022
14Arshdeep Singh IND635635 v New Zealand, 01/02/2023
15Tim Southee NZ614669 v Bangladesh, 01/04/2021
16Keshav Maharaj SA614662 v India, 04/10/2022
17Haris Rauf PAK613632 v England, 13/11/2022
18Shaheen Afridi PAK611634 v Australia, 05/04/2022
19Trent Boult NZ610653 v Sri Lanka, 29/10/2022
20Bhuvneshwar Kumar IND609682 v Afghanistan, 08/09/2022

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