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Shakib world’s best ODI all-rounder yet again

  • Published at 05:11 pm May 22nd, 2019
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Bangladesh's Shakib al Hasan bowls during their third ODI against the West Indies in Sylhet in December Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

Shakib al Hasan has been the world’s best ODI all-rounder for a number of occasions but he was last dethroned from the spot in September last year by Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan

Ace Bangladesh cricketer Shakib al Hasan received a major boost before the World Cup 2019 in England and Wales as he rose to the top of the ODI all-rounders’ ranking.

Shakib has been the world’s best ODI all-rounder for a number of occasions but he was last dethroned from the spot in September last year by Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan.

Back then, Rashid had a rating point of 353, compared to Shakib’s 341.

However, within the span of eight months, Shakib regained the spot with a rating point of 359, with Rashid at second with 339.

Shakib replaced Rashid owing to Bangladesh’s impressive performance in the tri-nation ODI series in Ireland where the Tigers beat the West Indies in the final.

Although Shakib missed the grand finale due to concern over his side strain, he shone brightly with both bat and ball in the double round robin group stage against the Windies and the Irish.

Rashid’s compatriot Mohammad Nabi is third with 319 rating point while Pakistan’s Imad Wasim and New Zealand’s Mitchell Santner are fourth and fifth respectively.

Meanwhile, Mustafizur Rahman is the best Bangladeshi bowler in ODIs at 11th position, with a rating point of 645, followed by Shakib (19th), Mehedi Hasan Miraz (22nd) and Mashrafe bin Mortaza (24th).

Mushfiqur Rahim is the highest placed Tigers batsman at 20th, followed by Tamim Iqbal (22nd), Soumya Sarkar (28th) and Shakib (32nd).