The Afghan National cricket team spin sensation Rashid Khan has secured the first place among the Twenty20 International (T20I) bowlers in the latest rankings of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Khan has been placed in the first place for having thr highest scores among the international players in T20I matches.
He has secured 759 points during the T20I matches while New Zeland’s Ish Sodhi has secured the second place by having 700 points.
The third place in the latest ICC rankings for T20I matches has been secured by the West Indies bowler Samuel Badree.
Earlier, Khan became the youngest ever No.1 bowler in the history of the cricket rankings.
According to a statement by ICC, after a year in which Rashid Khan left plenty of records in his wake – and for which he was given the ICC Associate Cricketer of the Year award – the leg-spinner from Afghanistan has added another feather to what is already a pretty stuffed cap.
The statement further adds that confirmation of the achievement came on Monday after Afghanistan completed a 4-1 series-win over Zimbabwe in Sharjah. Rashid was the highest wicket-taker in the series, claiming a remarkable haul of 16 wickets for a total of 127 runs, at a staggering average of 7.9.
According to ICC, before Rashid, the youngest man to be No.1 in any of the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings was Saqlain Mushtaq.
The Pakistan off-spinner was 7683 days old when in January 1998 he ascended to top spot in the ODI rankings.