Haris Rauf is now the best bowler for Pakistan in the ICC T20I rankings.
Haris Rauf, a fast bowler from Pakistan, has moved up to 11th place in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s T20I Bowler Rankings. He is now placed higher than Shadab Khan, a leg-spinner, and is the best bowler from Pakistan.
Rauf’s standing went up because he took 10 wickets in the first three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) of the five-match series against New Zealand.
“The Pakistan quick [Rauf] was just ahead of Shaheen Afridi last week and behind Shadab Khan, who was 12th in the T20I bowling rankings,” the ICC said in a statement on Wednesday. Rauf moved up five spots in the rankings to the 11th spot after taking ten wickets in the first three T20Is.
“He also got a career-high rating of 657 points, and by the end of the five-match series, he could be in the top 10,” the statement said.
Ish Sodhi (620) and Shaheen (624) have also moved up four and two spots in the bowler’s rankings, respectively.
Prabath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka also moved up a lot in the rankings after he kept up his great start to red-ball cricket. In the first Test, the left-arm spinner got ten wickets against Ireland. This was the second time in his short six-match Test career that he got ten wickets in a match.
“Jayasuriya has already taken 43 wickets in six Tests, with five hauls of five wickets or more. He moved up 13 spots in the ICC Test bowling rankings and into the top 20 after taking seven wickets in the Galle Test against Ireland.
“Jayasuriya got a rating of 669, which was the best of his career. He also became the best Sri Lankan bowler in Test cricket. Ramesh Mendis, who has a score of 576 and moved up three spots after taking four wickets in the second innings of the Test against Ireland, is next at No. 32,” it said.
The captain of Sri Lanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, scored 179 runs off of 235 balls. This gave him a career-high rating of 783 and moved him up one spot to No. 9.
Dinesh Chandimal moved up four spots and into the top 15 after scoring a hundred without losing a game against Ireland. He is now ranked 14th, with a score of 693.
Since the beginning of 2022, Chandimal’s average in the longest version of the game has been over 90.