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Ravi Bishnoi becomes the world’s No. 1 T20I bowler, replacing Rashid Khan – Magazine Creations

Ravi Bishnoi on Wednesday rose to the top spot in the ICC T20I bowling chart on the back of his latest bowler’s series-winning performance against Australia.

Ravi Bishnoi only made his international debut at the start of 2022, but some consistent performances for Team India have seen the 23-year-old rise four places in the updated rankings to claim the top spot.

Ravi Bishnoi was recently named Player of the Series during India’s successful 4-1 win over Australia at home and has taken a total of 34 wickets from 21 T20I matches since making his debut against West Indies in February 2022.

Ravi Bishnoi’s rise to the top has not been unexpected, as the leg-spinner first caught the eye for South Africa in the U-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup in 2020 when he finished the tournament with the most wickets (17) among all players. Second place behind fellow Asian country Bangladesh.

With Bishnoi jumping to the top, it means that Rashid Khan (second), Adil Rashid (equal third), Wanendu Hasaranga (equal third) and Mahesh Thekshana (fifth) all fall one place inside the top 10, while fellow Indian Axar Patel rises. To 16th place. Places to 11th.

Meanwhile, the off-spinner Suryakumar Yadav, who captained India during their 4-1 T20I series win over Australia, retained the top spot among the batsmen, while opener Ruturaj Gaikwad dropped to seventh.

Hardik Pandya retained the third spot in the all-rounder list, despite missing the series against Australia due to injury.

Indian opener Shubman Gill (batting) and South African pacer Keshav Maharaj (bowling) remain at number one in the ODI rankings, although there have been some changes after the series opener between West Indies and England in the Caribbean.

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Published: 06 December 2023 04:42 PM IST

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