01 November 2023, 03:22 PM
Mahmudullah Riyad is another name for consistency on the World Cup stage. When all the team’s batsmen, including Liton, Shanta, Shakib and Mushfiq, fail, the 37-year-old veteran cricketer pulls it up alone. Although the team lost one match after another, he performed to the best of his ability with the bat. But this Mahmudullah was out of the national team for six months before the World Cup. There was also uncertainty about his chances in the World Cup squad. Answering with the bat on the world stage.
Earlier, in the losing match against South Africa, standing on the ruins, he scored a century alone and took the team to a respectable position. Thanks to that century, he moved up seven steps in the ranking of ODI batsmen to the 52nd position. The experienced batsman played a fighting 56 runs on the last day of the miserable loss against Pakistan. Continued to move up the rankings in consistent form.
Today (Wednesday) ICC released the weekly updated rankings. Where Mahmudullah is two steps ahead in the list of batters now in 49th position. His rating points are 546. Besides, Australia’s Mitchell Marsh is in 48th place with the same rating. Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan is in the 46th position.
Bangladesh batsmen are off form throughout the World Cup. Which has an impact on the ranking. Experienced batsman Mushfiqur Rahim is having a forgettable World Cup. This time in the ranking of batters, he has fallen four steps back to the 31st position. Another flop batter Nazmul Hossain Shanto is two steps behind in 78th position. Tamim Iqbal, who is not in the World Cup squad, is two places behind and is now in the 54th position.
Meanwhile, Pakistan captain Babar Azam has retained the top spot in the batsmen’s rankings. However, due to bad form, Babar may lose the top spot soon. India’s star batsman at number two, Shubman Gill, is breathing down his neck. Babar’s rating point is 818 and Gill’s is 816. In addition, there are three to five respectively