Karachi: Five Pakistan bowlers are part of the International Cricket Council (ICC)’s all-time T20I rankings as they have the highest rating points over the years.
Fast bowler Umar Gul, the leading wicket-taker in 2007 and 2009 T20 World Cup, tops the chart with 857 rating points which he achieved in 2009. Gul has taken 85 wickets in 60 matches at an average of 16.97.
Former all-rounder Boom Boom Shahid Khan Afridi is at sixth place with 814 points. He is Pakistan’s highest wicket-taker in T20I cricket and second overall. He picked 98 wickets in 99 matches.
Saeed Ajmal (8), all-rounder Imad Wasim (9), and leg-spinner Shadab Khan (10) are the other Pakistan bowlers in the top 10 rankings.
West Indies’ Sunil Narine and Samuel Badree are at 2 and 4 respectively. Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori is at 3. Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan is at 5 whereas Pakistan-born South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir is at 7.