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.
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.”
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) October 30, 2017
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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