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ICC T20I Rankings: Wanindu Hasaranga moved back to the No. 1 spot in bowling charts, displacing Rashid Khan from the top while Virat Kohli slipped out of the top 10 despite consistent performances in T20 World Cup 2022.
Wanindu Hasaranga reclaims No. 1 spot in ICC T20I Bowling Rankings (AP Photo)
By India Today Web Desk: Sri Lanka spinner Wanindu Hasaranga is back at the top spot in ICC Rankings for bowlers in men’s T20I cricket after his incredible showing in the T20 World Cup 2022. Sri Lanka were knocked out in the Super 12 stage of the tournament but the Royal Challengers Bangalore leg-spinner finished with 15 wickets.
Wanindu Hasaranga has displaced Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan from the No. 1 spot in the T20I bowling rankings, updated on Wednesday, November 9. Hasaranga ended his World Cup campaign, picking up 2 wickets in Sri Lanka’s hard-fought match against England, who sneaked through to the semi-finals.
Notably, Wanindu Hasaranga had reached the numero uno spot for the first time in his career after picking up 16 wickets in T20 World Cup 2021 in the UAE. However, his spin bowling partner Maheesh Theekshana dropped a spot to 10 in the bowling charts.
On the other hand, India’s Suryakumar Yadav retained the top spot in T20I Batting Rankings, staying ahead of Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan. Suryakuimar continued to shine in T20 World Cup 2022, hitting a match-winning 61 off just 25 balls in their final Super 12 match against Zimbabwe. Suryakumar is India’s second leading run-getter in the T20 World Cup 2022 with 225 runs in 5 matches.
Suryakumar has a 39-rating-point lead over 2nd-placed Rizwan.
Virat Kohli has slipped out of top 10 in the batting charts as Sri Lanka’s Pathum Nissanka overtook him to the 10th spot. Bukkry.com”>New Zealand’s Finn Allen has progressed six places to 15th while India batter Lokesh Rahul’s half-centuries against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe have lifted him five positions to 16th.
Bangladesh’s Litton Das (up five places to 31st) and Australia’s Glenn Maxwell (up seven places to 33rd) have also moved up while England’s Alex Hales has surged 36 places to 34th after scoring 47 against Sri Lanka.
Zimbabwe’s Sikandar Raza has moved up two places to a career-best-equaling fourth position in the all-rounders’ rankings after a highly successful tournament that saw him score 219 runs and take 10 wickets.
ICC T20I RANKINGS FOR BOWLERS (AS OF NOVEMBER 9)
1. Wanindu Hasaranga – 704 points
2. Rashid Khan – 698 points
3. Josh Hazlewood – 690 points
4. Tabraiz Shamsi – 681 points
5. Adam Zampa – 678 points