Rashid Khan leads standout IPL performers in World T20 rankings

Gujarat Titans' Rashid Khan.

Rashid Khan leads standout IPL performers in World T20 rankings

The Indian Premier League’s standout performers have made significant gains in the latest Men’s T20 Player Index.

It is a familiar story at the top – Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga stays at No.1 despite not featuring in the 10-team tournament – and is followed by Will Jacks.

Rashid Khan, a year on from when he last led the standings, returns to the top three after claiming 102 runs, 10 wickets and six catches for Gujarat Titans.

Into the top 10 for the first time goes left-arm spinning all-rounder Axar Patel (No.6) thanks to a haul of 235 runs and 11 wickets for Delhi Capitals.

Virat Kohli finished as the IPL’s leading run-scorer for a second time – his 973 runs in 2016 remains the best return in history – after hitting 741 runs in 15 innings at a strike rate of 154.69. He was rewarded with reaching No.15, his best position since May 2021.

Chennai Super Kings’ Ruturaj Gaikwad (583 runs, SR 141.21) has climbed 27 spots to No.67 while Riyan Parag of Rajasthan Royals (573, 149.21) has risen over 400 places to No.300.

It was a tournament dominated by the batters (eight of the top nine totals in IPL history were made during 2024) but there was some success for the bowlers.

Among them were top wicket-taker Harshal Patel (24 wickets, 9.73 economy rate) who is up 60 places to No.167 and Varun Chakaravarthy (21, 8.04), up over 100 places to No.188.

Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah confirmed he will enter the Men’s T20 World Cup in prime form having taken 20 wickets with an economy rate of 6.48 to soar back into the top 100 – a year on from being placed outside the top 400.

This latest recalculation precedes the start of June’s Men’s T20 World Cup which will represent another opportunity for the world’s best to charge up the rankings. The Index will be updated regularly throughout the tournament and is the only platform that takes into account performances in all international and domestic T20 cricket, with more than 70 nationalities represented in the Top 1000.

To see the latest Men’s T20 Player Index World Rankings click here.