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Shakib Rejoins The Top 10 ODI Bowling Rankings

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Shakib Rejoins The Top 10 ODI Bowling Rankings

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Bangladesh’s star all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan rejoins the Top 10 ODI bowling rankings and claims the 10th spot. Shakib’s remarkable performance in the recently concluded three-match ODI series against Afghanistan played a pivotal role in his rise in the rankings. The left-arm spinner showcased his exceptional skills by taking four crucial wickets, which not only helped his team secure victory but also earned him well-deserved recognition.

Another Bangladeshi player who has experienced a positive shift in rankings is Liton Das. Liton, who assumed the captaincy for the final two ODIs, displayed his batting prowess and climbed three places to secure the 38th position in the ODI batting rankings. His notable contribution came in the form of a well-crafted half-century during the third match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. This achievement highlights Liton’s growing stature as a talented batsman in international cricket.

Afghanistan’s Ibrahim Zadran also enjoyed a remarkable series against Bangladesh, and his stellar performances earned him a significant boost in the rankings. Zadran climbed an impressive 11 slots to reach the 16th position in the rankings. His exceptional batting display, resulting in a total of 142 runs throughout the series, played a crucial role in Afghanistan’s 2-1 victory over Bangladesh. Similarly, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, another Afghan cricketer, demonstrated his batting prowess and galloped an astonishing 37 places to secure the 45th position in the rankings. Gurbaz emerged as the leading run-scorer in the series, amassing an impressive aggregate of 173 runs.


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One of the standout performers of the series, Fazalhaq Faroozi, claimed the Player of the Series award for his exceptional performance with the ball. Faroozi’s splendid display helped him progress a remarkable 58 places to secure the 33rd position in the rankings. His ability to consistently pick up wickets proved to be a significant factor in Afghanistan’s success. Another Afghan player, Rashid Khan, also witnessed a positive change in his rankings, moving up three places to secure the fourth position. Rashid’s exceptional bowling skills and consistent performances have earned him recognition as one of the top-ranked bowlers in the world.

In the Test rankings, Australian batter Travis Head made a significant breakthrough, surpassing his teammates Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne to secure a career-best second position in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings. Head’s exceptional scores of 39 and 77 in the third match of the ICC World Test Championship series against England at Headingley propelled him within nine points of Kane Williamson’s leading score of 883 rating points. This achievement marks a significant milestone in Head’s career, surpassing his previous best ranking of third, which he attained after his remarkable innings of 163 in the ICC World Test Championship Final against India.

Following England’s thrilling three-wicket victory, several English batters experienced positive shifts in the rankings. Harry Brook, who played a crucial role in the second innings with his score of 75, achieved a career-best 12th position in the rankings. England’s captain, Ben Stokes, made a comeback into the top 20 after a phenomenal innings of 80 in the first innings. Additionally, Zak Crawley’s impressive knocks of 33 and 44 propelled him eight places up to secure the 48th position.

In the bowling rankings, Stuart Broad and Mark Wood showcased exceptional performances, resulting in significant progress in the rankings. Broad’s remarkable bowling display, which led to five wickets in the match, propelled him four places up to the sixth position. Similarly, Wood’s career-best performance earned him a nine-place jump, securing the 26th position with a remarkable 591 rating points. Wood’s exceptional performance included a memorable five-for in the second innings. Chris Woakes also made a notable reentry into the rankings, securing the 36th position after an impressive performance with three wickets in each innings.

The recent updates in the ICC rankings highlight the exceptional performances and consistent efforts of players from various teams. The rankings serve as a testament to their dedication, skill, and contribution to their respective teams’ success. With the ever-changing nature of rankings, players must continue to perform at their best to maintain their positions and strive for further improvements in their careers.


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