ICC Rankings: Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal Climb up the Ladder

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Shakib, Tamim Goes up the Ladder in the Latest ICC Rankings 

Shakib, Tamim Goes up the Ladder in the Latest ICC Rankings
Shakib Al Hasan. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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

Rank Name Country Rating
1 Ravindra Jadeja India 884
2 James Anderson England 868
3 Ravichandran Ashwin India 852
4 Rangana Herath Sri Lanka 809
5 Josh Hazlewood Australia 802
6 Kagiso Rabada South Africa 785
7 Dale Steyn South Africa 763
8 Vernon Philander South Africa 751
9 Stuart Broad England 747
10 Neil Wagner New Zealand 745

 

ICC Test Rankings for All-Rounders

Rank Name Country Rating
1 Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh 489
2 Ravindra Jadeja India 430
3 Ravichandran Ashwin India 422
4 Moeen Ali England 392
5 Ben Stokes England 360
6 Vernon Philander South Africa 332
7 Mitchell Starc Australia 312
8 Jason Holder Windies 211
9 Rangana Herath Sri Lanka 203
10 Stuart Broad England 196

 

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