Haris Rauf trumps Shadab in ICC T20I rankings

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Dubai: Pakistan quick bowler Haris Rauf has overtaken leg-spinner Shadab Khan to turn into the top-ranked Pakistani bowler within the ICC Males’s T20I Bowler Rankings.

Rauf took 10 wickets within the first three T20 matches of the continuing five-match collection in opposition to New Zealand. “Pakistan’s Tej (Rauf) was forward of Shaheen Afridi and behind Shadab Khan, who was ranked 12th within the T20I bowling rankings, final week. Ten wickets unfold throughout the primary three T20Is has seen Rauf transfer up 5 locations to 11th within the rankings, the ICC stated in a press launch on Wednesday.

He additionally achieved a career-high ranking of 657 factors within the course of and will probably break into the highest 10 by the top of the five-match collection. Within the bowlers’ rankings, Ish Sodhi (620) and Shaheen (624) have additionally jumped 4 and two locations respectively.

Sri Lanka’s Prabhat Jayasuriya additionally made a giant leap within the rankings after persevering with his spectacular debut in red-ball cricket. The left-arm spinner took ten wickets within the match in opposition to Eire within the First Check, his second such determine in a quick Check profession of six matches.

“Jayasurya has already taken 43 five-wicket hauls in six Checks. His career-best seven-wicket haul within the Galle Check in opposition to Eire noticed him climb 13 locations to interrupt into the highest 20 of the ICC Check bowling rankings.

Reaching a career-best ranking of 669, Jayasuriya additionally grew to become the top-ranked Sri Lankan bowler in Check cricket. Ramesh Mendis (576), who moved up three locations after taking 4 wickets within the second innings of the Check in opposition to Eire, is positioned at No.32.

In the meantime, Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne, who scored 179 off 235 balls, achieved a career-high ranking of 783 and moved up one place to ninth. Dinesh Chandimal, who scored an unbeaten century in opposition to Eire, has additionally moved up 4 locations to succeed in the top-15. He’s now ranked 14th with 693 ranking factors. Chandimal averages over 90 within the longest format of the sport since its inception in 2022.

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