Sri Lanka leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga has topped the bowling charts od the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings for the first time in his career after two successive three-wicket hauls against South Africa and England.
He replaces South Africa’s Tabraiz Shamsi, who was at the top since 10 April this year.
The top four bowlers in the rankings are all wrist spinners, with England’s Adil Rashid overtaking Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan to take third place with a career-best 730 rating points. A fast bowler who has made rapid rise is South Africa’s Anrich Nortje, who has gained 18 slots to reach seventh position.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam’s two successive half-centuries in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 have helped him overtake England’s Dawid Malan and grab the No. 1 position for batters in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings.
At the top of the all-rounders’ table, Mohammad Nabi has caught up with Shakib Al Hasan on 271 rating points. Hasaranga is fourth in this list.