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Rashid and Azam Reign Supreme in ICC T20I and ODI Rankings

England’s legspinner Adil Rashid has turned into the No. 1 positioned bowler in T20Is, while Pakistan hitter Babar Azam has dislodged India opener Shubman Gill at the highest point of the ICC men’s ODI rankings.

Rashid surpassed two other legspinners – Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan (No. 2) and India’s Ravi Bishnoi (No. 3) – subsequent to taking seven wickets in the initial four T20Is of England’s continuous series in the West Indies. He is just the second England player to turn out to be No. 1 in the ICC men’s T20I rankings for bowlers, after offspinner Graeme Swann over 10 years prior. Rashid’s rise to the top came a day after he went unsold during the IPL 2024 sale.

India’s Suryakumar Yadav stays the highest-level T20I player in the wake of scoring a fifty and a hundred in the second and third T20Is in South Africa. His lead over Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan in runner-up is presently a 100 evaluations focus.

In ODIs, Babar has gone past Gill to turn into the No. 1 hitter after Gill was refreshed from India’s continuous series in South Africa, however, neither one of the hitters has played an ODI since the 2023 World Cup. finished.

In the Test rankings, Kane Williamson remains No.1 while Usman Khawaja climbs three spots to fourth following Australia’s success against Pakistan in Perth, with one more chance to close the hole during the Boxing Day Test match.

Pat Cummins has climbed a spot to third in the Test bowling rankings, while Nathan Lyon has ascended to fifth, Mitchell Starc to eighth, and Josh Hazlewood 10th. India offspinner R Ashwin stays the No. 1 positioned bowler in Tests.

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