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Classic Indian pacer Deepak Chahar climbed up to the 42nd spot of latest ICC T20 rankings for bowlers after his excellent show in the recently concluded three-match T20I series against Bangladesh. His world-best six-wicket haul for men in blue in the final T20I encounter at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur helped India to clinch the important series by 2-1 win against Bangladeshi tigers.

After an unforgettable match against Bangladesh, Chahar revealed that his stint with Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings helped him a lot during the recently concluded T20I series against Bangladesh. He said, “playing in Chennai, I have now realized how to counter dew and sweat. How to keep my hands clean. At times, rub dry soil in your hands and then bowl so that the hands don’t get slippery”.

With this ultimate win, Deepak Chahar has now jumped 88 slots in recent ICC rankings for bowlers and reached to the career-best 42nd position in T20I. While the young captain of Afghanistan cricket team Rashid Khan topped the table of recent rankings with 757 points in the kitty. This is then followed by New Zealand’s Mitchell Santner who is placed at the second spot in recent bowlers’ rankings. Shockingly, no Indian pacer could secure his place in top-10 ICC players rankings.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Babar Azam led the batting chart in T20I format as per the latest rankings with as many as 876 points in account. On the other hand, star Australian cricketer Aaron Finch is reigning at the second position of the latest rankings along with 807 points. India’s Hitman Rohit Sharma continued to remain at the seventh spot with 677 points while K L Rahul notched up to the eighth position after his spectacular half-century against Bangladesh on Sunday.

Here’s check out the list of top-10 bowlers in T20I format as per the latest rankings of ICC:

  1. Rashid Khan (Afghanistan): 757 points
  2. M.J Santner (New Zealand): 700 points
  3. Imad Wasim (Pakistan): 686 points
  4. Adam Zampa (Australia): 678 points
  5. Shadab Khan (Pakistan): 673 points
  6. A.L. Phehlukwayo (South Africa): 668 points
  7. A.U. Rashid (England): 660 points 
  8. Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan): 652 points
  9. A.C. Agar (Australia): 642 points
  10. Chris Jordan (England): 640 points