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Hasaranga back as No. 1 T20I bowler; Raza No. 4 among allrounders

Williams enters top ten in allrounders' rankings, Nissanka gets into top ten among batters

Wanindu Hasaranga was the No. 1 T20I bowler last November too  •  ICC/Getty Images

Wanindu Hasaranga was the No. 1 T20I bowler last November too  •  ICC/Getty Images

Wanindu Hasaranga has regained the top spot among T20I bowlers, replacing Rashid Khan, after a successful T20 World Cup, where he picked up 15 wickets in eight matches.
Hasaranga picked up three-wicket hauls three times in the tournament. His 3 for 8 against UAE and 3 for 28 against Netherlands ensured Sri Lanka turned their first-round campaign around after an opening loss to Namibia to enter the Super 12s. He then picked up 3 for 13 against Afghanistan in the Super 12s.
The last time Hasaranga was at the top of the bowling rankings was in November 2021; he finished the last calendar year as the joint-highest wicket-taker in the format.
The Zimbabwe duo of Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza made gains among T20I allrounders. While Raza switched places with Moeen Ali - now sixth - to move to No. 4, and Williams entered the top ten in ninth place.
While Williams has 395 runs along with ten wickets this year, Raza has had a memorable 2022 across formats for Zimbabwe, and with 735 runs, he is currently the third-highest run-getter in the world in T20Is. Raza has also picked up 25 wickets in T20Is this year, including 4 for 8 against Netherlands in a World Cup qualifier game. He got 3 for 19 against West Indies in the first round at the World Cup, before a haul of 3 for 25 helped Zimbabwe edge past Pakistan in the Super 12s.
In other key movements across tables, Adil Rashid moved up to No. 8 among T20I bowlers, and Pathum Nissanka moved up to be the tenth-ranked batter after 214 runs - including two half-centuries - at the World Cup.