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Shakib reclaims top spot in ICC all-rounder rankings

Published : 27 Oct 2021 07:53 PM | Updated : 28 Oct 2021 01:21 PM

Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has reclaimed the number one spot on the ICC all-rounder rankings after his stellar performance in the T20 World Cup.

Shakib’s recent performance earned 20 rating points, taking him ahead of Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi, who slipped from 285 points to 275.

Shakib is currently the top wicket-taker with 11 at an average of 6.45, and sits third for runs scored with 118 at 29.50. It is already the most by a bowler in a single Men’s T20 World Cup tournament.

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Australia’s Glenn Maxwell (161 rating points) moved up three spots to third after Australia’s first-up win against South Africa. He is level with Namibia’s JJ Smit (161), who has shot up an incredible 23 spots.

With the bat, Dawid Malan (831) remains on top but Pakistan’s Babar Azam (820) has cut the gap down to just 11 points after his strong start to the tournament. They are joined in the top five by South Africa’s Aiden Markram (743), Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan (727) and Virat Kohli (725) in that order.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh’s Mahedi Hasan (621), Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi (596) and Haris Rauf (563), and Australia’s Josh Hazlewood (557) were the big movers in bowlers ranking.

Mahedi has climbed up 11 spots to enter the top 10 at ninth with 621 points, sandwiched between compatriots Shakib (632) and Mustafizur Rahman (614).

However, Bangladesh have dropped to number eight position from 6th in the ICC T20  Rankings with 7086 points, rating 236 in 40 matches.