ICC Test All Rounder Ranking Shakib Reached Second Place Leaving Behind Ashwin-Holder And Stokes Jadeja Reign Continues
ICC Test All Rounder Ranking: Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan...
ICC Test All Rounder Ranking: Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan has come close to reclaiming his crown as the best all-rounder in Test cricket by moving up to the second spot in the ICC Test Player Rankings. Shakib has moved up two places to the second spot in the latest ICC all-rounder rankings released on Wednesday, with India’s left-handed batsman Ravindra Jadeja at the top.
Shakib has performed brilliantly for Bangladesh in the ongoing Test series against West Indies in the Caribbean. The Bangladesh captain top-scored with 51 runs in the first innings and an impressive 63 in the second innings, forcing West Indies to bat for the second time.
If Shakib claims the top ranking for all-rounders again, it will be a big change for one of Bangladesh’s all-time greats. Shakib first claimed the top ranking for Test all-rounders in December 2011 and has since maintained his position near the top despite some injury concerns in his career.
He currently has a rating of 346 points but there is still a long way to go, if he wants to surpass Jadeja (385 rating), he will have to do better in bowling. Shakib, along with new No. 1 Joe Root, jumped 14 places to 32nd in the latest Test batting rankings after their exploits against New Zealand earlier this month.
West Indies pacer Kemar Roach also made his way into the latest bowlers’ list, with the veteran right-armer jumping four places to eighth after an impressive performance against Bangladesh. Roach took seven wickets in the first Test and was named player of the match for his efforts.
The 33-year-old came out against New Zealand pair Neil Wagner and Trent Boult and Australian pair of Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc, with Pat Cummins still ranked as the highest-ranked bowler in the new rankings.
The T20 rankings saw several changes, with many India players making great strides after their recently completed series against South Africa, which ended in a draw in two matches. Veteran Dinesh Karthik jumped 108 places to 87th in the batsmen’s rankings, but it was even more interesting to see young opener Ishan Kishan break into the top 10.
Kishan finished the series with two half-centuries and was the leading run-scorer with 206 runs at an average of 41, and the form moved the left-hander up one place to sixth in the latest rankings for batsmen. .
Pakistan captain Babar Azam still leads the T20 batting rankings, but Kishan is the only player from India to be ranked in the top 10. Yuzvendra Chahal made a big jump in the T20 rankings for bowlers, with the India spinner jumping three places to 23rd after his six wickets during the South Africa series.
Hazlewood has maintained his position as the top T20 bowler, with Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan (3rd) and Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga (retaining sixth) both making the top 10.
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