Shakib, Tamim Goes up the Ladder in the Latest ICC Rankings
Following a memorable victory against Australia in the opening Test at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur, Bangladesh team individuals have seen a rise in their rankings in the respective departments after registering their maiden Test win against Australia in their 17 year Test history. Opener Tamim Iqbal who scored 71 and 78 in the two innings rose up to his career best ranking in the Latest MRF Tyres ICC Test Rankings for batsmen.
He is currently placed at the 14th position, having gained 6 places. Meanwhile No.1 all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan who produced a magical all-round performance in the 1st Test has also gained a few rating points to be standing in the 14th position along with teammate Tamim Iqbal. Shakib was awarded the Player of the Match for his exceptional showing. Besides scoring 84 in the 1st innings, the left-arm spinner bagged 10 wickets in the match and became only the 2nd player after former Kiwis captain Richard Hadlee to score a half-century and take 10 wickets in the same match on more than one occasion. He finished with match figures of 10/153.
Off-spinner Mehdi Hasan who was impressive in the 1st Test rocketed to the 30th position in the Latest Rankings for bowlers. Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam also moved four positions and is currently standing 32 in the list. In the all-rounder’s department, Shakib has cemented his numero uno status and is currently on 489 points. He has been Bangladesh’ stand out player for the past many years so his rise to the top and cementing it is not a surprise to anyone.
For the visitors, Opener David Warner moved back to the top 10 again after scoring a sensational century in the 2nd innings which wasn’t enough though to see his side through. The southpaw who struck a stroke-filled century rose 5 positions and moved to the 6th spot in the Latest ICC Rankings for batsmen.
ICC Test Rankings for Bowlers
|4||Rangana Herath||Sri Lanka||809|
|6||Kagiso Rabada||South Africa||785|
|7||Dale Steyn||South Africa||763|
|8||Vernon Philander||South Africa||751|
|10||Neil Wagner||New Zealand||745|
ICC Test Rankings for All-Rounders
|1||Shakib Al Hasan||Bangladesh||489|
|6||Vernon Philander||South Africa||332|
|9||Rangana Herath||Sri Lanka||203|
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