Following the completion of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in England and Wales, the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday has updated the rankings, which saw Bangladesh limited-over skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and opener Tamim Iqbal moving up in the global rankings, thanks to their good show in the quadrennial tournament. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ র্যাংকিংয়ে মাশরাফি ও তামিমের উন্নতি]
The Narail Express Mashrafe climbed up three places in the ODI bowlers rankings, while Tamim, who has been in outstanding nick of late with the bat in hand, making progress among the batsmen.
Thanks to his economical bowling display throughout the competition, the Bangladesh skipper entered the 15th spot. To be noted, he was the only regular Bangladesh bowler to maintain an economy of less than six in the Champions Trophy.
Meanwhile, the maverick all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who did not have quite a good show with the ball, dropped to 19th in the list. However, Shakib still tops the all-rounders chart.
On the other hand, the Chittagong lad Tamim moved a place up to 16th after smashing a magnificent ton against the hosts England in the tournament opener before cracking another 95 against Australia and a solid 70 against India the semi-final, before getting knocked out of the competition.
Among the players of other countries, champions Pakistan’s Babar Azam climbed three spots up to a career-high fifth place. India opener Rohit Sharma, who hit an unbeaten century against Bangladesh in the semi-final, leaped to 10th on the list.
Pakistan’s breakthrough paceman, Hasan Ali, who won the best player of the tournament with 13 wickets to his name, claimed 12 places up to be on the seventh.
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com