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Shakib climbs to fifth in ODI bowlers ranking

Published : 08 Mar 2023 09:02 PM

In the latest ranking from ICC Bangladesh veteran all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan got rewarded after his Player of the Match performance in the third and final game of the series against England.

Shakib smashed 75 with the bat and backed that up with a four-wicket haul during England's reply and was duly rewarded in all ODI ranking categories.

Shakib already holds the No.1 ranking for ODI all-rounders, but his latest efforts saw the 35-year-old improve five places to 27th on the list for batters and three spots to fifth for bowlers.

There is also plenty of movement on the latest ODI Player Rankings, following the completion of England's series in Bangladesh.

England opener Jason Roy improves five places to 12 overall on the list for batters, while skipper Jos Buttler (up four spots to 16th) and the experienced Dawid Malan (up 22 spots to 35th) also catch the eye.

After the ICC updated their weekly rankings list on Wednesday, there is now a tie at the top between England seamer James Anderson, Indian veteran Ravichandran Ashwin, and Australia captain Pat Cummins.

After taking four wickets in the third Test of India's current series against Australia, Ashwin loses six rating points, bringing Anderson and the seasoned spinner to a tie on 859 rating points.