Friday, June 26, 2015

Shakib Al Hassan regains top position in all three formats

Bangladeshi cricketer Shakib Al Hassan has regained top position in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Player Rankings for ODI All-rounders. With this achievement, he has once again become number one all-rounder in all three formats- Test, ODI and Twenty20, of the game.
Shakib Al Hassan first topped in all three formats as an all-rounder  just ahead of the World Cup earlier this year. However, due to his poor form in the World Cup, he lost his position. According to the latest ICC rankings, Shakib  has put down Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan in the second position with 408 points. Dilshan has 404 points and is followed by his compatriot Angelo Mathews with 308.

His performance with both the bat and ball has helped him to claim this position again. In the recently concluded three-match ODI series against India, he scored 123 runs at an average of 61.50 runs including two half-centuries. He also took three wickets giving 99 runs in the series which Bangladesh won 2-1.