Indian leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi has scaled the heights of the ICC T20I bowling rankings, securing the coveted No. 1 position after his outstanding performance in the recently-concluded T20I series against Australia. Bishnoi’s rise to the top makes him the latest addition to the elite list of Indian bowlers, including Jasprit Bumrah, who have held the pinnacle in Men’s T20I bowling.
Bishnoi Ousts Rashid Khan from Top Spot
With Ravi Bishnoi’s ascent, India now boasts a dominant presence in both batting and bowling rankings in Men’s T20I cricket. Suryakumar Yadav continues to hold the No. 1 spot in batting rankings, maintaining the team’s stronghold at the summit.
Ravi Bishnoi’s remarkable climb to No. 1 involved displacing Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan, who previously held the leading position. Bishnoi, representing the Lucknow Super Giants, showcased his prowess by moving up five spots from his previous No. 5 ranking, amassing an impressive 699 rating points.
Gaikwad’s Impact in Rankings
Bishnoi’s teammate, Ruturaj Gaikwad, has also made significant strides in the rankings. The explosive batsman, currently the No. 7 ranked T20I batter, played a pivotal role in India’s triumph against Australia. Gaikwad emerged as the leading run-scorer in the series, accumulating 223 runs in five games, including a memorable century.
Ravi Bishnoi’s stellar performance with the ball saw him clinch nine wickets in the T20I series against Australia. Notably, he equaled Ravichandran Ashwin‘s record for the most wickets by an Indian in a T20I series. Ruturaj Gaikwad’s explosive batting display, including a century, contributed significantly to India’s 4-1 series victory.
Under the leadership of Suryakumar Yadav, the young Indian side achieved a resounding 4-1 victory over Australia in the T20I series. Yadav’s captaincy and the exceptional performances of Bishnoi and Gaikwad have reaffirmed India’s prowess in the shortest format of the game.
As Ravi Bishnoi celebrates his newfound status as the No. 1 T20I bowler, the Indian cricketing fraternity looks forward to sustained success in future competitions.