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Imad Wasim Surges To Top Of T20i Bowlers Rankings

Pakistan spinner Imad Wasim has become number-one ranked T20i bowler after leapfrogging South African Imran Tahir.

Imad displaced Imran Tahir, who dropped two positions to third following a poor performance in his side's series defeat to England.

Tahir managed only one wicket in two matches. As a result, Imad, enjoyed his first spell at the top of the T20i bowlers rankings.

India's Jasprit Bumrah occupied second place.

Imad Wasim played 19 twenty-20 so far for Pakistan and bagged 23 wickets. Imad best figures in short format is five for 14.

In the batting table, India's Virat Kohli, Aaron Finch of Australia and Kane Williamson of New Zealand have retained the top three positions.

Meanwhile, in the ICC T20i team rankings, England has moved into outright second position. It had started the series level with Pakistan on 121 points, but has now moved to 123 points to trail number-one ranked New Zealand by two points.