Badree passes Narine to become new T20 number one bowler

DHAKA, Bangladesh,  CMC– West Indies’ leg-spinner Samuel Badree has moved up a place to replace teammate Sunil Narine as the number-one ranked bowler in the latest Reliance ICC Player Ranking for T20I bowlers.

CHANGING OF THE GUARD! Samuel Badree, right has replaced compatriot Sunil Narine as the new T20 number one bowler. (Photo courtesy WICB media)
CHANGING OF THE GUARD! Samuel Badree, right has replaced compatriot Sunil Narine as the new T20 number one bowler. (Photo courtesy WICB media)

The latest update was released  yesterday, a day after the group stage of the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 came to an end.

Badree is currently the third highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 10 scalps from four matches, at an average of nine and an economy rate of 5.62.

His efforts have helped him gain 109 ratings points to finish on 855, 45 ratings points ahead of teammate Narine.

Before the start of the tournament, Badree was behind Narine by just one ratings point.

The player rankings will now be updated on Monday, 7 April, after the final of the tournament.

In the other change in the table, West Indies and Australia have swapped positions.

West Indies are now ranked fifth with a gain of five ratings points and are now on 115. Australia, on the other hand, have moved down a place to sixth with a drop of five ratings points to end on 110.

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