Rashid Khan Leads Afghanistan Spin Trio's Surge In T20I Ranking

Updated: 08 June 2018 19:40 IST

Rashid Khan gained 54 points to finish with 813 points.

Rashid Khan Leads Afghanistan Spin Trio
Rashid consolidated his position at the summit in T20I rankings. © AFP

The Afghanistan spin trio of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb ur Rahman made a remarkable leap in the ICC Twenty-20 International player rankings released on Friday. After playing a crucial part in the 3-0 series defeat of Bangladesh, which concluded on Thursday, premier Afghan spinner Rashid has consolidated his position at the summit after his player of the series effort of 12 wickets, according to an International Cricket Council (ICC) release.

The 19-year-old has gained 54 points to finish with 813 points, 80 more than second-placed Shadab Khan of Pakistan.

Rashid, who was named ICC's Associate Player of the Year for 2017, touched a career-high rating of 816 points after a haul of four for 12 in the second match.

Nabi has also gained 11 spots and reached a career-best eighth rank after taking four wickets and Mujeeb has jumped 62 slots to 51st place in the latest update.

Afghanistan all-rounder Samiullah Shenwari, who top-scored in the series with 118 runs, has gained 11 spots to reach 44th position among batsmen while the Bangladesh batsmen to advance include Mahmudullah (up four places to 33rd) and Mushfiqur Rahim (up three places to 41st).

Among others to improve their rankings are the West Indies' Evin Lewis (up one place to fifth among batsmen), Kesrick Williams (up five spots to 41st among bowlers) and Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera (up three places to 38th among batsmen).

There has been no change of places in the ICC T20I Team Rankings with Afghanistan and Bangladesh retaining their eighth and 10th positions, respectively.

Pakistan will gain one point with a 2-0 win in that series, finish with 127 points and retain top position with a 1-1 draw but slide to 123 points and third place in case of a 2-0 loss.

(With IANS inputs)

Comments
Topics mentioned in this article Afghanistan Afghanistan Rashid Khan Mujeeb Ur Rahman Mohammad Nabi Mohammad Nabi Cricket
Highlights
  • Rashid Khan gained 54 points to finish with 813 points
  • Rashid was named ICC's Associate Player of the Year for 2017
  • Nabi has also gained 11 spots and reached a career best
Related Articles
World Cup 2019: Luke Wright Slams Iceland Cricket For Jibe At Rashid Khan
World Cup 2019: Luke Wright Slams Iceland Cricket For Jibe At Rashid Khan
World Cup: Eoin Morgan Sets New Sixes Record As England Thrash Afghanistan
World Cup: Eoin Morgan Sets New Sixes Record As England Thrash Afghanistan
World Cup 2019: Rashid Khan Registers Unwanted Record After Manchester Drubbing
World Cup 2019: Rashid Khan Registers Unwanted Record After Manchester Drubbing
Afghanistan Skipper Gulbadin Naib Gives Massive Update On Rashid Khan
Afghanistan Skipper Gulbadin Naib Gives Massive Update On Rashid Khan's Head Injury
Watch: Rashid Khan, Mohammad Shahzad
Watch: Rashid Khan, Mohammad Shahzad's Dance On Bollywood Song Leaves Fans In Splits
Advertisement