Bangladesh, England players surge in ODI rankings
The latest update of the One-Day International rankings released by the International Cricket Council has seen players from Bangladesh and England climb up the ladder.
Bangladesh defeated India 2-1 in the ODI series that concluded recently that saw some fine performances from the hosts.
Shakib-Al-Hasan after a fine all-round performance in the series helped him regain his number one rank in the ODI all-rounder rankings.
Shakib also moved up two places (to 31st) in the batsmen rankings while teammate Nasir Hossain moved up three places (to 38th).
Opening batsman Soumya Sarkar had a huge leap of 15 places upwards in the batting rankings to move to 51st place after a prolific series with the willow.
Rookie pacer, Mustafizur Rahman, who claimed 13 wickets in his debut series has made a fabulous start in the bowler’s rankings, while Shakib continues to remain at the eighth spot.
Fellow pacer, Taskin Ahmed, who also performed decently in the series moved up eight spots to take the 96th spot.
For India, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin moved up two places to break into the top-10 ODI bowlers at 10th spot after an impressive showing in the series.
Axar Patel and Suresh Raina both moved up five places in the bowler rankings to go up to 71st spot and 95th spot respectively.
Among the batsmen, Shikhar Dhawan, who was the leading run-scorer in the ODI series, but a superb series for New Zealand’s Kane Williamson, meant that the left-hander slipped down a spot to seventh.
Indian captain MS Dhoni continued to be at eighth spot after a fairly decent series with the bat while Suresh Raina moved up two spots to 18th position.
Joe Root and Jos Buttler were the biggest movers for England during their 3-2 win over New Zealand in the recently concluded ODI series.
Root moved up five places to 11th spot while Buttler rose up nine places to 17th after the duo had a sparkling series.
Along with them, moving up the rankings was their skipper Eoin Morgan who’s phenomenal run in the series saw him climb up 15 spots to 30th spot.
Among the bowlers, Steven Finn’s fiery spells saw him rise up by two spots to 13th while Ben Stokes climbed up 19 places to 93rd in the rankings.
Kane Williamson’s purple patch with the blade continued in the ODI series and has seen him go a spot up to sixth spot while fellow batsman Ross Taylor has moved two spots upwards to ninth position.
Matt Henry was the big mover in the bowler rankings as he went up 22 places to 43rd spot among the bowlers.
The bowler rankings continue to be led by Australia’s Mitchell Starc while South African captain AB de Villiers tops the list of batsmen.
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