Imad Waseem ICC T20 rankings rises drastically

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Imad Waseem ICC T20 rankings rises drastically

Pakistan international Imad Wasim has soared to number two in the latest ICC rankings for T20I bowlers, with just South African Imran Tahir standing between him and the summit.

The 28-year-old has had a stellar season with the ball in the shortest format, grabbing 23 wickets in just 19 matches at a stingy economy rate of just 5.83, which has seen him climb up the rankings.

Wasim, however, will have to be careful as snapping at his heels at number three is Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who has been equally impressive in T20Is these past 12 months.

While Wasim’s ascension will be music to the ears of local cricket fans, they will be a bit disappointed to find that no Pakistani batsmen are in the top 10 for batsmen in T20 list.

Emerging talent Babar Azam features at 27, followed by Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad in 28thand 29th place respectively.

Azam did manage to break into the top 10 of the ODI batting list, featuring at number nine, eight shy of top-ranked AB de Villiers.