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Shakib again tops all-rounder in all 3 formats
Observer Online Desk
Published : Monday, 2 February, 2015,  Time : 3:38 PM,  View Count : 40
Ace Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hassan has once again been ranked as the best all-rounder in one-day cricket.

Regaining the top slot in one-day cricket, southpaw is now again on the top of the list in all three formats, which is going to be a big boost for Bangladesh cricket just ahead of the World Cup.

He had lost the top one-day ranking to Sri Lankan allrounder Angelo Mathews a few days back.

But in the latest ICC rankings, released after the recent Sri Lanka-New Zealand series and the tri-series involving India, Australia and England, Shakib once again regained the top slot.

Shakib, who already holds the top spots in Test and T-20, had got the best one-day ranking without playing a single match as Sri Lankan captain failed to perform in the opening match in New Zealand.

But soon on the back of two successive good performances in the series both Mathews and Tillakaratne Dilshan had surpassed Shakib.

But as the Lankans could not do well in the remaining matches of the seven-match series, Bangladeshi all rounder has outshone them.

Shakib’s rating point is 403, followed by Mathews with 393 points and Pakistan’s Mohmmad Hafiz, in the third slot, with 389 points.

Shkaib regained his Test ranking by playing exceptionally well against Zimbabwe.

In the process he also wrested the top slot in T-20 format from Pakistan’s Hafiz.

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