Shakib is flying even though Bangladesh lost

Shakib is flying even though Bangladesh lost
Shakib is flying even though Bangladesh lost

Couldn’t benefit with the bat. But he was great with the ball. This has had an impact on the ICC T20 rankings. Despite Bangladesh’s loss against Afghanistan, captain Shakib Al Hasan has advanced eight steps in the bowling rankings. Cricket’s highest governing body ICC released the weekly rankings update yesterday. Eight steps ahead, Shakib is at number 19. The left-handed all-rounder has a rating of 591 points. His best bowling ranking in the T20 edition was in May 2013. He was ranked fourth in the service.
Earlier in the day, Bangladesh lost to Afghanistan by 7 wickets in the Asia Cup ‘B’ group match in Sharjah. Shakib was bowled for 11 runs in 9 balls after dropping to 3 in the batting. Then he turned to bowling. After completing the quota of 4 overs, he sent Rahmanullah Gurbaz to jail with only 13 runs. Besides not digesting any boundaries, he also scored 12. Among Bangladeshi bowlers, only Sheikh Mehdi Hasan is above Shakib. Although he has deteriorated one step. He is ranked 16th. Left-arm spinner Nasum Ahmed’s position is at number 22. Mostafizur Rahman (31st) and Shariful Islam (50th) are also among the top fifty.
Australia’s Jos Hazlewood holds the top spot in the T20 bowling rankings. Afghan leg-spinner Rashid Khan, who took 3 for 22 runs against the Tigers, made it to the top three. He has improved by two steps. Rashid’s team-mate off-spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman moved up four places to number nine. He was man of the match with 3 wickets for 16 runs against Bangladesh.
There is no change in the number one spot in the T20 batting rankings. Pakistan captain Babar is there. There is no Bangladesh batter in the top thirty. Mahmudullah’s innings of 25 runs off 27 balls against Afghanistan is the best position. He is two places ahead at number 38. Left-handed opener Naeem Sheikh dropped four places to 40th place. Besides, Liton Das is 49, Afif Hossain 57 and Shakib 68.
Hardik Pandya has made a big jump in the all-rounder rankings in this edition. He was man of the match in India’s 5-wicket win over Pakistan in Dubai last Sunday. After taking 3 wickets for 25 runs with the ball, he was unbeaten on 33 runs from 17 balls with the bat. Hardik moved up eight places to a career-best number five. His rating point is 167. Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi tops the T20 all-rounder rankings. Shakib is staying in two.

The article is in Bengali


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