adil-rashid-top-bowler-t20i-2024Adil Rashid Crowned as Top Bowler of T20I

World Cup 2024 news: In the T20 International bowlers’ rankings, Adil Rashid has risen two spots to take first place, passing Rashid Khan of Afghanistan in second place and Ravi Bishnoi of India in third. This comes as a number of players from the West Indies and England make the jump in the last six months before the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup begins.

After off-spinner Graeme Swann claimed the top spot for T20 International bowlers more than ten years ago, Rashid becomes just the second English player to earn the No.1 rating.

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On a busy day for the rankings, three players—West Indies spinner Akeal Hosein (up three spots to sixth) and South African counterpart Tabraiz Shamsi (up three places to ninth)—made eye-catching moves inside the top ten. This means that three different players have held the premier position for T20 International bowlers over the last three weeks.

While Phil Salt leaps to 20th place following his outstanding run for England in the Caribbean, four West Indians—Brandon King (up six spots to sixth), Nicholas Pooran (up two spots to 12th), Rovman Powell (up fourteen places to 23rd), and Kyle Mayers (up nine spots to 33rd)—made some progress on top-ranked Twenty20 International batter Suryakumar Yadav.

The top spot is now held by Suryakumar, who scored a hundred in the last game of India’s series against South Africa. His closest competitors are South Africa dasher Aiden Markram (third), and Pakistani veteran Mohammad Rizwan (second).

Adil Rashid Crowned as Top Bowler of T20I

In the most recent T20 International rankings for all-rounders, Markram jumps up one spot to third, behind Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan. Additionally, West Indies seamer Jason Holder jumps up one spot to twenty-fourth, and England spinner Moeen Ali jumps up two spots to equal ninth.

With Gill out for the current series against South Africa, Babar has reclaimed his position as the top ranked one-day international batter in the world, further tightening the competition in 50-over cricket.

As a result of his 33 runs against Zimbabwe, Ireland’s Harry Tector rises to number seven in the one-day international batter rankings, while South Africa’s Rassie van der Dussen falls to number eight and Heinrich Klaasen falls to number ten, both as a result of low scores in the first match of their series against India.

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In addition, the most recent Test rankings have changed in light of Australia’s resounding triumph against Pakistan in Perth, with several players from the team that won the ICC World Test Championship in the process making noticeable advances.

In the revised Test batting rankings, opener Usman Khawaja leapfrogs Babar to take fourth place; he is now within touching distance of top-ranked Kiwi Kane Williamson; teammates David Warner (up nine spots to 27th) and Mitchell Marsh (improves twelve places to equal 68th) also gain ground following solid performances against Pakistan.

As for the bowlers, Ravichandran Ashwin of India remains dominant, but Australians Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, and Josh Hazlewood all see increases within the top ten. Mitchell Starc jumps two spots to eighth, while Josh Hazlewood jumps two spots to tenth.