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Rashid Khan: The youngest No.1 in men’s cricket

At just 7092 days of age, Afghanistan's teenage leg-spinning sensation has become the top-ranked ODI bowler, making him the youngest ever No.1 in men's rankings history.
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After a year in which Rashid Khan left plenty of records in his wake – and for which he was given the ICC Associate Cricketer of the Year award – the leg-spinner from Afghanistan has added another feather to what is already a pretty stuffed cap. 

Rashid became the youngest player – and only teenager – to top any of the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings tables for men when he became the No.1-ranked ODI bowler at just 7092 days of age.

Confirmation of the achievement came on Monday after Afghanistan completed a 4-1 series-win over Zimbabwe in Sharjah. Rashid was the highest wicket-taker in the series, claiming a remarkable haul of 16 wickets for a total of 127 runs, at a staggering average of 7.9.

Before Rashid, the youngest man to be No.1 in any of the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings was Saqlain Mushtaq. The Pakistan off-spinner was 7683 days old when in January 1998 he ascended to top spot in the ODI rankings. 

Youngest men to top any ICC ranking table*

Player

Table

Age (in days)

Year

Rashid Khan (Afg)

ODI bowlers

7092

2018

Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak)

ODI bowlers

7683

1998

Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)

Test batsmen

7878

1994

Shakib Al Hasan (Ban)

ODI all-rounders

7976

2009

Kagiso Rabada (SA)

ODI bowlers

8040

2017

Garry Sobers (WI)

Test batsmen

8191

1959

Don Bradman (Aus)

Test batsmen

8219

1931

Maninder Singh (Ind)

ODI bowlers

8228

1987

Ian Botham (Eng)

Test all-rounders

8239

1978

George Lohmann (Eng)

Test bowlers

8288

1888

 

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Rashid Khan delighted to be named ICC Associate Cricketer of the Year (English)
Rashid Khan has expressed his delight at being named ICC Associate Cricketer of the Year in the 2017 awards.


Interestingly, Stafanie Taylor, the star Windies Women all-rounder, is the only player – man or woman – to have topped an ICC ranking table at a younger age than Rashid. Taylor was only 6907 days old when she climbed to the top of the Women’s T20I batting charts in 2010. 

Youngest women to top any ICC ranking table*

Player

Table

Age (in days)

Year

Stafanie Taylor (WI)

T20I batters

6907

2010

Hayley Matthews (WI)

T20I bowlers

7154

2017

Rebecca Steele (NZ)

T20I all-rounders

7155

2004

Ellyse Perry (Aus)

T20I bowlers

7180

2010

Holly Colvin (Eng)

ODI bowlers

7243

2009

Zoe Goss (Aus)

ODI all-rounders

7302

1988

Sarah Taylor (Eng)

ODI batters

7351

2009

Rosalie Birch (Eng)

T20I bowlers

7548

2004

Jenny Gunn (Eng)

T20I all-rounders

7769

2007

Louise Browne (WI)

ODI batters

7780

1973

* Age taken at the time of individuals topping any table for the first time, so there are 10 different players for both the men and the women 

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