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Rashid rises to top ranking

30 September 2018

Star Striker and Afghanistan spin sensation Rashid Khan

Strikers spin phenomenon Rashid Khan has become the No.1 ranked allrounder in One-Day Internationals according to the International Cricket Council’s official player rankings.

Rashid, 20, continues to amaze fans across the globe in all formats but remains arguably the most damaging short-form bowler in the world.

The lethal leg-spinner soared six spots in the ICC ODI allrounder rankings on the back of an outstanding Asia Cup campaign.

Rashid was the equal-top wicket-taker of the tournament with 10 scalps with an incredible economy rate of just 3.72. He also contributed 87 runs from four innings, including an unbeaten 57 against Bangladesh.

He became the quickest player to claim 100 ODI wickets in March earlier this year and was the youngest man to be ranked No.1 by the ICC in any form of the game when he earned top spot in the ODI bowling rankings. He’s currently No.2 in this list, underlining his consistency.

Voted the Strikers’ Most Valuable Player of BBL|08 by his peers, Rashid is also the current No.1 T20I bowler in the world according to the ICC.

The popular Striker re-signed with Adelaide until at least the end of BBL|09.

Meanwhile, fellow Strikers international Colin Ingram has been named Glamorgan’s one-day player of the year.

The South African assumed the county’s white-ball captaincy and topped the club’s runscorers list in the UK’s Royal London One-Day Cup (402 runs) and T20 Vitality Blast (430).

The big-hitting left-hander has already confirmed his return to Adelaide for BBL|08.