Shakib reclaims his position as No. 1 T20I all-rounder
20 October 2022, 04:29 pm | Updated: 07 December 2023, 01:03 pm
Bangladesh’s T20I captain, Shakib Al Hasan, has risen to the top spot of the ICC’s latest rankings for all-rounders in the shortest format of the game. The ace all-rounder has been in good form with the bat lately, which has impacted his rankings. Let’s take a look at who made the top 10 on the list.
After being named the T20I captain of Bangladesh's national men's cricket team, Shakib Al Hasan has played in five games and lost each one. His bowling performance hasn't been effective either; he just has 1 wicket and a 7.50 economy rate. Therefore, Shakib has recaptured the top spot in the ICC's T20I all-rounder rankings from Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi based on his batting performances.
The ace all-rounder has scored 189 runs in 5 innings with an average of 37.80. His strike rate of 142.10 has been impressive as well. Shakib played two aggressive knocks in the recently concluded tri-nation series; 70 off 44 balls against New Zealand and 68 off 42 balls against Pakistan, respectively. These two performances clearly helped Shakib to boost his overall rating points.
The top 10 all-rounders in the ICC T20I rankings are represented by players from ten different nations. Mohammad Nabi of Afghanistan dropped to second place after Shakib took the top spot. Moeen Ali, England's impactful all-rounder, is ranked third but is much below the top two in terms of rating points. Other prominent all-rounders who are among the top 10 include Wanindu Hasaranga of Sri Lanka, Hardik Pandya of India, Sikandar Raza of Zimbabwe, and Glenn Maxwell of Australia.
According to the latest ICC rankings, Shakib Al Hasan has a 20-rating point edge over Mohammad Nabi in the all-rounder rankings for the T20 format. Shakib will have the chance to improve his overall rating points when Bangladesh begins their T20 World Cup 2022 campaign on Monday (October 24). The Tigers will compete in five games in the Super 12 Round, and the team is counting on Shakib Al Hasan to perform at his maximum capacity.
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