Rashid, 19, moved to equal-first position on the ICC’s ODI bowling rankings after his stellar series against Zimbabwe.
The lovable leg-spinner claimed 16 wickets at 7.93 to be named Player of the Series and lead Afghanistan to a dominant 4-1 series win.
The teen vaulted eight spots up the ICC’s ODI rankings and now shares the No.1 ODI spot with Indian quick Jasprit Bumrah.
Well done Rashy! https://t.co/1NpBtprxWQ— Jason Gillespie 🌱🌈 (@dizzy259) February 21, 2018
He’s also now the fourth-ranked allrounder in the world according to the ICC rankings, showing his skill with the willow by blasting a crucial 43 from 29 balls in the fifth game of the series.
The Strikers’ leading wicket-taker in BBL|07, Rashid is also on track to become the fastest-ever player to claim 100 ODI wickets. The star spinner has 86 scalps from just 37 matches and could usurp current record-holder Mitchell Starc, who claimed 100 wickets in 52 games.
ODI BOWLING RANKINGS
=1. Rashid Khan (AFG) - 787 rating points
=1. Jasprit Bumrah (IND) - 787
3. Trent Bolt (NZ) - 729
4. Josh Hazlewood (AUS) - 714
5. Hasan Ali (PAK) - 711