New Zealand’s leg-spinner Sodhi replaces Pakistan’s all-rounder Imad Wasim as the No. 1 T20I bowler in the current ICC Rankings, while Kiwis’ hard-hitting opener Colin Munro leading the T20I batsmen rankings.
Black Caps also regained the No. 1 team ranking in the T20 format with their 119-run demolition of the West Indies in the third and final match in Mt Maunganui on Wednesday.
Munro and Sodhi became the second New Zealand pair after Brendon McCullum and Daniel Vettori to claim the top T20 batting and bowling positions at the same time.
Auckland left-hander Munro became the first player to score three T20 internationals centuries with his 53-ball 104 on Wednesday, finishing as the leading run-getter in the series with 223 at a strike-rate of almost 200.
“It’s been a bit of a goal of mine to get up the rankings and to get to the top is pretty special” Munro said
Sodhi is the third Black Caps bowler to rise to the top after Daniel Vettori and Shane Bond,
“I’m really grateful for the success I’ve had and I’m stoked to be ranked number-one,” Sodhi said.
The second and third position is occupied by Pakistan’s Imad Wasim and Afghanistan’s leg-spinner Rashid Khan respectively, in ICC T20I rankings.
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