Jasprit Bumrah

Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah climbed to the number one spot in the latest ICC T20 rankings while his fifth-ranked team could go as high as second if it beats New Zealand in the three-match series beginning on Wednesday. Bumrah, who attained a career-best third position in the ODI rankings on Monday, has regained this top spot after Pakistan spinner Imad Wasim slipped one place. New Zealand series is going to be the turning factor for him as that would decide his future stay at the top spot.

Jasprit Bumrah
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After the bowler climbed the top spot, he posted an emotional Twitter message which read, “Being on top of the world doesn’t mean anything unless u know what it’s like to be at the bottom.Thank you to my family & my team.#NumberOne.”

South Africa spinner Aaron Phangiso (up 19 places to 47th) has also made significant gains while Pakistan bowlers Shadab Khan (up 21 places to 40th), Mohammad Aamir (up 21 places to 49th) and Hasan Ali (up 10 places to 63rd) have made good progress.

Jasprit Bumrah Tops ICC T20I Bowlers Ranking (as of 31 October, before the India-New Zealand series):

Rank      (+/-)         Player                    Team     Pts

1           (+1)         Jasprit Bumrah    Ind          729

2           (-1)          Imad Wasim         Pak         719

3           (+1)         Rashid Khan         Afg          717

4           (+2)         Samuel Badree   Win         694

5           (-2)          Imran Tahir           SA           691

6           (+1)         Sunil Narine         Win         676

7           (-2)          M. Rahman           Ban         667

8           (+1)         Shakib Al Hasan  Ban         661

9           ( – )          James Faulkner   Aus         661

10          ( – )          M. Naveed            UAE        626

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