ICC ODI Rankings: Mustafizur Rahman Achieves Career High Ranking
Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman has broken into the top five of the ICC Player Ranking for ODI Bowlers for the first time in his career. He recently showed some exceptional performance the recently concluded ODI series against the Windies. However, Bangladesh had won the series 2-1 against the Windies.
Mustafizur gain points
Meanwhile, the left-arm bowler bagged five wickets in the three-match ODI series against Windies. He rose to 695 points, and into No.5 on the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Rankings for Bowlers. Mustafizur Rahman has been awarded 24 points for his efforts. However, it means he now trails fourth-ranked Kagiso Rabada (702 points) by seven points.
Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan has also achieved a career-high ranking. He picked up six wickets in the tournament which helped him vault 19 places to 28th position. Moreover, Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza has moved up ten places to 23rd after finishing as the joint leading wicket-taker with Mehidy Hasan.
In addition to, for Windies, Oshane Thomas and Keemo Paul bagged four wickets apiece. However, it has helped to put them in 146th (up by 28 places) and 179th (up by 53 places), respectively. Meanwhile, Indian National Cricket Team’s pacer Jasprit Bumrah is the number one ranked bowler in the world. He is followed by Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan and India’s Kuldeep Yadav.
For the home batsmen, Mushfiqur Rahim has a career-best 712 ranking points to be No.15. All of Soumya Sarkar (up 10 to No.42) and Liton Das (up four to No.98 with career-high points) found something to celebrate. The Windies’ Shimron Hetmyer, however, after his highs in India, couldn’t repeat the performances to slide 14 places to No.40.
Mustafizur Rahman has played 40 matches for his nation bagging 73 wickets to his name. Moreover, the left-arm pacer also had three five-wicket hauls and had career-best bowling figures of 6 for 43.
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