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Hardik, 1st Indian All-Rounder to be ranked No.1 in ICC T20I

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Hardik Pandya has become the first Indian all-rounder to be ranked No.1 in the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 Internationals(T20I). According to the ICC ranking released on 3 July 2024, Hardik Pandya was ranked No.1 along with Sri Lanka captain Wanindu Hasaranga. Hardik's strong performance in the Indian team's World Cup-winning campaign at the recently concluded ICC T20 World Cup 2024 earned him valuable points, making him the first Indian to achieve this distinction.

Hardik Pandya’s Performance in T20I  World Cup

In the recently concluded 9th ICCMen’s World Cup in West Indies and the USA, Hardik scored  144 runs at an average of 48 and a strike rate of 151 while also bagging 11 wickets.

His most important contribution was in the final against South Africa when he took the wicket of Heinrich Klassen, which swung the match in India's favour. He bowled the last over of the final match and defended 16 runs to help India win the World Cup by seven runs. He finished the match with 3 for 20 in his 4 overs.

His best batting performance was against Bangladesh, when he scored 50 runs, not out of 27 balls.

Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who took 10 wickets in the World Cup, moved three positions to be ranked number eight among the bowlers.

Arshdeep Singh, joint highest wicket-taker in the World Cup with Fazalhaq Farooqi of Afghanistan, moved to a career-best 13 position. Arshdeep took 17 wickets in the World Cup.  

Jasprit Bumrah, the player of the series in the World Cup, moved 12 places to occupy 12th rank in the ICC ranking. Bumrah took 15 wickets in the tournament. 

Indian players to be ranked No.1 In T20I

Mumbai Indian captain Hardik Pandya is the sixth Indian player to have occupied the ICC No.1 ranking in the T20I. Gautam Gambir, Virat Kohli and Surya Kumar Yadav were ranked ICC NO.1 Batsman in T20I. Jasprit Bumrah and Ravi Bishnoi have been ranked No.1 in the bowlers category, while Hardik Pandya has been ranked in the all-rounder category.

  • Batsman: Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav
  • Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Ravi Bishnoi
  • All-rounders: Hardik Pandya

Jasprit Bumrah, 1st Indian fast bowler to be ranked No.1 in Test matches

India’s premier fast bowler, Jasprit Bumrah, is the first Indian fast bowler to be ranked as the No.1 Test Bowler in the ICC ranking. 

In February 2024, Bumrah achieved this rank after his match-winning performance against the visiting England side. In the second Test Match of the four-match India-England series played at Visakhapatnam, Bumarh took 9 wickets for 91 runs to help India win the Test match.

Before Bumrah, Kapil Dev was ranked number 2 retrospectively from December 1979 to February 1980. Zaheer Khan was ranked  No. 3 in  October-November 2010.

International Cricket Council (ICC)

The world’s men's and women’s cricket is governed and regulated by the International Cricket Council.

It has 108 members, divided into Full members who can play Test matches and Associate members who cannot.

Full members (12): India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Australia, New Zealand, West Indies, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ireland, and Afghanistan.

Ireland and Afghanistan were granted full membership in 2017.

Associate members (94): They do not play test cricket but participate in other ICC tournaments or at the regional level recognised by the ICC.

Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

Chairman: Greg Barclay( New Zealand)

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ICC: Geoff Allardice(Australia).


Answer: Hardik Pandya. He shares the spot with Sri Lanka captain Wanindu Hasaranga.

Answer: Jasprit Bumrah.

Answer: Six: Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravi Bishnoi and Hardik Pandya.

Answer: Dubai, UAE

Answer: Greg Barclay of New Zealand
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