Tim Southee the only quick in the top ten, which is dominated by spinners
Ashton Agar and Ish Sodhi have both moved up in the latest T20I rankings for bowlers following impressive hauls in the recent five-match series between New Zealand and Australia, which New Zealand won 3-2. While left-arm spinner Agar rose four places to be ranked No. 4, legspinner Sodhi entered the top ten by climbing three spots to No. 8.
The table is still headed by Rashid Khan, with Tabraiz Shamsi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman completing the top three.
Sodhi was the leading wicket-taker in the series with 13 strikes – at an average of 12.07 – including a career-best 4 for 28 in the first T20I in Christchurch.
Agar, meanwhile, was just behind Sodhi in the wicket-takers’ list, with eight strikes. His wickets came at an economy rate of 6.88 and featured a match-winning 6 for 30 in the third T20I in Wellington. Agar’s haul also bettered his own record for the best T20I figures by an Australian bowler.
The T20I bowling rankings continued to be dominated by spinners, with Sodhi’s team-mate Tim Southee the solitary pacer to sit inside the top ten. Also up there are Mitchell Santner, who took six wickets against Australia at 16.16, and Adam Zampa, who got four wickets. They are at No. 7 and No. 6 respectively.