In the latest ICC T20 rankings for bowlers, unorthodox medium pace bowler, Jasprit Bumrah occupies the 2nd position for the first time after great performances in T20 series against Zimbabwe. He was not in the first ten rank until the previous list. His performance in T20 format has been phenomenal in the current year. He came into the limelight series against Australia in January 2016.
Samuel Badree tops the list with 790 points. He has been the mainstay for West Indies bowling in general and spin attack in particular. The second position has been achieved by Bumrah for the first time with no ranking untill recently. He has 744 points to his credit.
He is followed by South African leg spinner Imran Tahir who is just four points behind Bumrah. Mystery West Indies spinner Sunil Narine ranks fourth with 685 points though he was not a part of World T20 this year.
World Cup T20 captain and spinner from Pakistan Shahid Afridi is placed at fifth position with 674 points. South African pace bowler Kyle Abbott occupies the sixth position is just 3 points behind Afridi.
Indian ace spinner R Ashwin is placed at 7th position just 1 point behind Kyle Abbott. R Ashwin did not have a good world cup and also was not a part of the team touring Zimbabwe.
New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne occupies the 8th position with 655 points. Australian all rounder James Faulkner is placed at 9th position with 641 points.
The 10th position is occupied by an assocaite nation bowler in Mohammad Nabi with 638 points.
In the top 10 rankings , India , South Africa and West Indies have 2 players each and Australia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and New Zealand have one player each. In this list 4 are medium pacers/pacers and rest of them are spinners. Here are the latest ICC T20 bowlers rankings.
- Samuel Badree(West Indies)- 790 points
- Jasprit Bumrah(India)-744 points
- Imran Tahir(South Africa)- 740 points
- Suni Narine(West Indies)- 685 points
- Shahid Afridi(Pakistan)- 674 points
- Kyle Abbott(South Africa)-671 points
- R Ashwin(India)- 670 points
- Adam Milne(New Zealand)- 655 points
- James Faulkner(Australia)- 641 points
- Mohammad Nabi(Afghanistan)- 638 points