Imad Wasim becomes top Twenty20 bowler
Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim has become the top ranked Twenty20 bowler after South Africa’s Imran Tahir lost the spot in series against England.
Tahir slipped two places down as he took only one wicket in two matches against England, giving chance to Imad to displace him to reach to the top position.
Imad, enjoyed his first spell at the top of the T20I bowlers rankings. India’s Jasprit Bumrah occupied second place. Among the other big movers were Tahir’s South Africa team-mate Chris Morris, who jumped up 32 places to the 29th spot, and England’s Liam Plunkett, who rose 26 places to No. 38.
England, who had begun their series against South Africa, ranked No. 2 shared with Pakistan, now have sole ownership of that position gaining two points after their 2-1 victory over South Africa, while Pakistan has now dropped to No. 3. New Zealand remained the top-ranked team in T20Is.
AB de Villiers, who topped the batting charts in the England series with 146 runs, returned to the top 20 in the batsman’s rankings, climbing up 12 places. England opener Jason Roy, who put behind a disappointing Champions Trophy with 103 runs in three T20Is, was rewarded with a career-best 25th position. Virat Kohli continues to be the No. 1-ranked batsman, followed by Aaron Finch and Kane Williamson.