Rashid surpassed Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan and India’s Ravi Bishnoi after taking seven wickets in the first four T20Is of England’s series in the West Indies. He is the second England player to reach No. 1 in the ICC men’s T20I rankings for bowlers, following Graeme Swann. Rashid’s rise to the top spot came after he remained unsold in the IPL 2024 auction.
In ODIs, Babar has taken over the No. 1 spot from Gill, who has been rested from India’s ongoing series in South Africa. Neither player has had an ODI match since the 2023 World Cup.
In the Test rankings, Kane Williamson is still at the top, while Usman Khawaja has moved up to fourth place after Australia’s win against Pakistan in Perth.
Pat Cummins has moved up to third in the Test bowling rankings, with Nathan Lyon at fifth, Mitchell Starc at eighth, and Josh Hazlewood at tenth. India’s R Ashwin remains the top-ranked bowler in Tests.