Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan has returned as the number-one ranked all-rounder in the latest ICC ODI Championship table after a series of strong performances in the Asia Cup which concluded in Mirpur last Thursday.
The left-hander’s 237 runs with the bat have put him in a career-best 12th position (up by 14 places).
And though he has slipped one place to eighth in bowlers’ list after his six wickets, the combination of two has meant he has moved ahead of Australia’s Shane Watson in the all-rounders’ category.
Shakib earned 27 ratings points for his player of the tournament performance and regains the number one position from Australia’s stand-in captain Watson.
Watson had leapfrogged the former Bangladesh captain after the tri-series tournament in Australia, which finished on 8 March in Adelaide.
Three West Indians – Darren Sammy, Andre Russell and Kieron Pollard – are the other players to improve their rankings in the latest ICC Player Rankings for all-rounders’ list which was updated on Monday.
Sammy, the West Indies captain, has jumped 18 places to 16th position, Russell has gained 16 places to occupy 18th spot while Pollard has broken into the top 20 for the first time in 19th position.