Adam Zampa climbs to third place in ICC T20I rankings for bowlers

 Adam Zampa climbs to third place in ICC T20I rankings for bowlers

Adam Zampa (Photo by Gareth Copley-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Leg-spinner Adam Zampa, who had a terrific run in the recently concluded 20-20 World Cup for Australia has broken into the top-three in the rankings for bowlers in the T20Is. Zampa picked up 13 wickets in seven games and helped Australia win its maiden title. Throughout the showpiece event, the leg-spinner consistently kept tight lines and lengths and controlled the innings in the middle phase.

Zampa’s breakthrough 20-20 World Cup has helped him gain two places in the rankings, and now he is placed in the third position. Another bowler to have significantly gained from the rankings is pacer Josh Hazlewood. The fast bowler bowled Test match lines and lengths, proving a handful for opposition teams in the power play and death overs. In the summit clash against New Zealand, Hazlewood picked up three wickets and finished the tournament with 11 wickets.

The right-arm pacer is fifth in the rankings. The top spot for bowlers is occupied by South African spinner Tabriaz Shamsi. In the rankings for batters in the T20Is, Devon Conway and Mitchell Marsh gained significantly. Since his debut for New Zealand in 2020, Conway has managed to take the world by storm with his fearless stroke play and consistency. The southpaw scored a crucial 46 in the semi-final against England, before getting himself injured with a broken hand ahead of the final against Australia.

Conway is currently placed fourth in the rankings. Meanwhile, Mitchell Marsh turned a corner during the 20-20 World Cup and finally demonstrated his hitting prowess at the big stage. Coming in at number three for Australia, Marsh attacked from word go and took the attack to the opposition. In the finals, he scored 77 runs and finished the run-chase of 172 with seven balls to spare. The all-rounder is placed 13th in the rankings.

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