Shakib excluded from Test Rankings too
Published : Sunday, 17 November, 2019 at 6:53 PM Count : 141
After exclusion from ODI and T20I Rankings last week, now ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is also out of the ICC Test Player Rankings.
There is no his name in the rankings published on Sunday. Ben Stokes replaced him.
It came after the former Bangladesh Test and T20 captain has recently been banned for one year by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for not reporting a corrupt approach.
Before ban, Shakib Al Hasan was first, second and third respectively in ODI, T20I, and Test Rankings.
Alongside the bad news for Bangladesh, today's rankings also brought some good news for the country.
Mushfiqur Rahim’s knocks of 43 and 64 have helped him gain five places and reach 30th position while Liton Das has moved up from 92nd to 86th position.
Among bowlers, fast bowler Abu Jayed, who took four wickets in Indore, has advanced 18 slots to take 62nd position after only six Tests.
India fast bowler Mohammed Shami and opening batsman Mayank Agarwal have reached career-best positions in the Test Rankings after contributing in an innings and 130-run victory over Bangladesh in the first Test in Indore.
Shami’s bowling figures of three for 27 and four for 31 have lifted him eight places to seventh position. His 790 rating points are the third best for an India pace bowler with only Kapil Dev (877) and Jasprit Bumrah (832) having recorded more points.
Agarwal has reached 11th position after his player of the match effort of 243 in India’s only innings.
In other significant movements for India after they secured a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has advanced four slots to reach joint-35th position among batsmen while fast bowlers Ishant Sharma (20th) and Umesh Yadav (22nd) have moved up one slot each.
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin remains among the top 10 bowlers while moving back to fourth position among all-rounders.