DUBAI, Aug 31: Star India all-rounder Hardik Pandya climbed eight places in the latest ICC T20I all-rounder rankings, released on Wednesday, to attain his career best fifth position after exceptional individual performance against Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2022, here. Hardik claimed 3/25 with the ball and made 33 not out from just 17 balls, leading India to a thrilling five-wicket win over arch-rivals Pakistan in their opening game of Asia Cup on Sunday. His impactful performance also showed that the 28-year old will be vital in India's T20 World Cup campaign later in the year in Australia.
Rashid Khan's push for the No. 1 bowler position has been helped with a two-spot jump to third (708 points), over fellow leg-spinners Adil Rashid and Adam Zampa. Rashid's compatriot Mujeeb Ur Rahman has entered the top-10 with a seven-spot move up the rankings (660), currently edged out for eighth by Bhuvneshwar Kumar (661), whose 4/26 against Pakistan helped the Men in Blue to victory.IANS
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