Rashid Khan returns to top of T20 Player Index

Rashid Khan returns to top of T20 Player Index

Rashid Khan is back on top of the men’s T20 Player Index after claiming back-to-back titles in the Pakistan Super League and Indian Premier League.

The Afghanistan leg-spinner was briefly deposed from the summit by Glenn Maxwell following the T20 World Cup but has re-establishing himself as the outstanding talent in the format during 2022.

He helped guide Lahore Qalandars claim their maiden PSL title with 13 wickets and added another 19 as debutants Gujarat Titans won the IPL.

Prior to those successes, Rashid finished as the leading spinner in the Big Bash League for Adelaide Strikers with 20 wickets.

Rashid Khan is back at the top of the Men’s T20 Index

Behind Australian Maxwell is Liam Livingstone, who crushed 437 runs (striking at 182.08) in the IPL for Punjab Kings and chipped in with six wickets.

Wanindu Hasaranga (No.5) is into the top 10 for the first time after finishing one behind the IPL’s leading wicket-taker Yuzvendra Chahal, who himself is up to No.72 in the standings.

Elsewhere, leading IPL run-scorer Jos Buttler (863 runs, strike-rate 149.50), Mitch Marsh – fresh from leading Perth Scorchers to the BBL title, averaging 57.83 and taking five wickets with the ball – and Shadab Khan (19 PSL wickets) are up to career-high positions.

The Index is graced by 3,134 players from 65 nations, with Tanzania and Sierra Leone having entered the rankings during the last recalculation.

West Indies allrounder Andre Russell

England are the best represented country in the top 1000, with 189 entrants, while Australia are the only other nation with over 100.

Singapore are represented in the top 100 by Tim David (No.44) after his remarkable rise continued in the IPL. His 186 tournament runs came at an astonishing strike-rate of 216.27, having struck 218 runs for Hobart Hurricanes in the BBL.

There are also first-time outings in the top 100 for Aiden Markram (No.46), Roston Chase (No.64), Josh Inglis (No.79), Fakhar Zaman (No.83) and Haris Rauf (No.86).

To see the latest men’s Index rankings click here