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Hasan's phenomenal rise to the top

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Pakistan pacer is the third-fastest from his debut to lead the ICC ODI rankings for bowlers.

Hasan Ali, who recently rose to the top of the ICC One-Day International rankings for bowlers, is the third-fastest bowler from his debut to achieve the feat. Hasan, who made his ODI debut against Ireland in August 2016, took just 426 days to reach the No. 1 ranking, only behind Keith Stackpole, the Australian leg-spinner who started the rankings at No. 1, and Geoff Arnold, the England right-arm pacer.

Along the way, he pipped Saqlain Mushtaq, the former Pakistan off-spinner who took 473 days from his debut to make it to the top of ICC rankings.

Hasan, 23, helped Pakistan to a 4-0 lead in the ongoing ODI series against Sri Lanka with 12 wickets, at 11.58 and a miserly economy of 3.69. He rose to the top, soaring six places, after bagging 5 for 34 against Sri Lanka in the third ODI in Abu Dhabi.

Hasan’s phenomenal rise in international cricket over the last one year has been one of the stories of Pakistan cricket. He recently scripted his way to the record books after becoming the fastest bowler to reach 50 ODI wickets for Pakistan.

Taking 24 ODIs to get there, Hasan broke the record of Waqar Younis, who had taken 27 ODIs to achieve the landmark.

He also played a leading role in Pakistan’s ICC Champions Trophy 2017 win in June in England, where he finished with 13 wickets and was named Player of the Tournament.

No.

Bowler

First top

Debut

Days

1

Keith Stackpole

05/01/1971

05/01/1971

0

2

Geoff Arnold

07/09/1973

24/08/1972

379

3

Hasan Ali

18/10/2017

18/08/2016

426

4

Saqlain Mushtaq

14/01/1997

29/09/1995

473

5

Sunil Narine

23/05/2013

05/12/2011

535

6

John Snow

24/08/1972

05/01/1971

597

7

Max Walker

20/12/1975

30/03/1974

630

8

Bernard Julien

21/06/1975

05/09/1973

654

9

Kagiso Rabada

29/05/2017

10/07/2015

689

10

Shane Warne

15/02/1995

24/03/1993

693

11

Shaun Pollock

06/12/1997

09/01/1996

697

12

Curtly Ambrose

15/03/1990

12/03/1988

733

13

Richard Collinge

18/06/1975

11/02/1973

857

14

Lonwabo Tsotsobe

29/02/2012

30/01/2009

1125

15

Paul Reiffel

11/03/1995

14/01/1992

1152

16

Shakib Al Hasan

05/11/2009

06/08/2006

1187

17

Saeed Ajmal

23/11/2011

02/07/2008

1239

18

Trent Boult

03/02/2016

11/07/2012

1302

19

Imran Tahir

18/03/2015

24/02/2011

1483

20

Morne Morkel

25/10/2011

06/06/2007

1602

21

Mitchell Starc

26/03/2015

20/10/2010

1618

22

Ravindra Jadeja

01/08/2013

08/02/2009

1635

23

Andy Roberts

23/12/1979

07/06/1975

1660

24

Chris Old

24/05/1978

05/09/1973

1722

25

Courtney Walsh

13/10/1989

10/01/1985

1737

26

Maninder Singh

23/12/1987

21/01/1983

1797

27

Wasim Akram

28/10/1989

23/11/1984

1800

28

Nuwan Kulasekara

11/03/2009

18/11/2003

1940

29

Brett Lee

03/12/2005

09/01/2000

2155

30

Shane Bond

05/02/2008

11/01/2002

2216

31

Glenn McGrath

02/02/2000

09/12/1993

2246

32

Anil Kumble

06/11/1996

25/04/1990

2387

33

Malcolm Marshall

02/04/1987

28/05/1980

2500

34

Josh Hazlewood

11/06/2017

22/06/2010

2546

35

Muttaih Muralitharan

27/10/2000

11/08/1993

2634

36

Joel Garner

04/06/1984

16/03/1977

2637

37

Dennis Lillee

14/01/1980

24/08/1972

2699

38

Nathan Bracken

21/06/2008

11/01/2001

2718

39

Kyle Mills

05/10/2009

15/04/2001

3095

40

Mohammad Hafeez

24/08/2012

03/04/2003

3431

41

Richard Hadlee

05/02/1983

11/02/1973

3646

42

Chaminda Vaas

25/04/2004

15/02/1994

3722

43

Kapil Dev

09/03/1989

01/10/1978

3812

44

Daniel Vettori

12/02/2008

25/03/1997

3976

45

Graeme Swann

03/07/2011

23/01/2000

4179

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