Imad Wasim one spot away from becoming top-ranked T20 bowler


Following Pakistan’s 3-1 Twenty20 victory over the West Indies, Imad Wasim has jumped to number two in the ICC T20 bowler’s rankings.

Sandwiched between South African Imran Tahir (at number one) and Indian medium pacer Jasprit Bumrah at number three, Imad’s recent bowling figures justify his position with ease.

In the 19 matches he played this season, Imad has taken 23 wickets with an economy rate of 5.83.

Finding Pakistani players in ICC rankings

T20 batting:

On the T20 batting front, there are no Pakistani batsmen in the top 20. Babar Azam, Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad all stack up at 27, 28 and 29 respectively. The top spot is dominated by Indian powerhouse Virat Kohli.

T20 all-rounders:

Mohammad Hafeez sits at number 14 on the T20 all-rounders ranking table, while Shoaib Malik is at the 16th spot. Bangladesh’s Shakib Al-Hasan maintains his top position on the T20 all-rounders rankings table.

ODI batting:

At number 9 in ODI batting rankings is 22-year-old right-handed Babar Azam. No surprises with South African AB De Villiers at number one.

ODI bowling:

Mohammad Irfan sits at number 18 on the ODI bowlers ranking while Imran Tahir, the South African spinner takes the number one slot.

ODI all-rounder:

As an ODI all-rounder, Mohammad Hafeez is high up at number three, with 312 points. Above him are Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi and Bangladesh’s Shakib Al-Hasan (number one).

Test batting:

Pakistan’s star test batsmen Azhar Ali and Younus Khan are at number seven and eight, respectively. Australian, Steve Smith, marks his place at number one.

Test bowlers:

As test bowlers, Yasir Shah is at number 16 and Wahab Riaz at 19. Ravendra Jadeja from India tops the chart.

Test all-rounders:

Mohammad Hafeez is at number 14 of the test all-rounder rankings. This list is topped by Shakib Al-Hasan of Bangladesh.