Rashid Khan Becomes the Youngest Player to Top ICC Ranking Table

Rashid Khan, the leg-spinner from Afghanistan has become the youngest player and only teenager to top the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings table for men at just 7092 days of age. The only player to have topped the list at a younger age than Rashid Khan is the Windies Woman all-rounder, Stephanie Taylor who climbed to the top of the Women’s T20I batting charts in 2010 when she was only 6907 days old.

rashid-khanThe No.1 ODI player, Rashid was enthusiastic to hear the confirmation of his achievement on Monday after Afghanistan won 4-1 against Zimbabwe in Sharjah. Being the highest wicket-taker in the series, Rashid was successful in claiming a sterling 16 wickets for a total of 127 runs, at an average of 7.9. Having won the ICC Associate Cricketer of the Year Award, Rashid has overtaken Saqlain Mushtaq, the Pakistan off-spinner who ascended to the top of the list in January 1998 at 7683 days of age, in the ODI rankings.

Youngest Men and Women to top any ICC ranking table:



Age (in days) Category Year
Men Women




  Stephanie Taylor (WI) 6907 T20I Batters 2010
Rashid Khan


  7092 ODI Bowlers 2018
  Hayley Matthews


7154 T20I Bowlers 2017
  Rebecca Steele


7155 T20I All-rounders 2004
  Ellyse Perry


7180 T20I Bowlers 2010
  Holly Colvin


7243 ODI Bowlers 2009
  Zoe Goss


7302 ODI Bowlers 1988
  Sarah Taylor


7351 ODI Batters 2009
  Rosalie Birch


7548 T20I Bowlers 2004
Saqlain Mushtaq


  7683 ODI Bowlers 1998
  Jenny Gunn


7769 T20I All-rounders 2007
  Louise Browne


7780 ODI Batters 1973
Sachin Tendulkar


  7878 Test batsman 1994
Shakib Al Hasan


  7976 ODI All-Rounders 2009
Kagiso Rabada


  8040 ODI Bowlers 2017
Garry Sobers


  8191 Test Batsman 1959
Don Bradman


  8219 Test Batsman 1931
Maninder Singh


  8228 ODI Bowlers 1987
Ian Botham


  8239 Test All-Rounders 1978
George Lohmann


  8288 Test Bowlers 1888


* Age has been taken at the time of individuals topping any table for the first time- 10 different players for both the men and the women

With only a year since Rashid Khan has entered the field, we can expect many spectacular performances from him in the future.