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Rashid retains number one spot, Mahmudullah-Mushfiqur improved

Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan retains his number one position in the ICC T20I Player Rankings after returning with 12 wickets from the just-concluded T20 international series against Bangladesh at Dehradun. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ সাকিব-মুস্তাফিজের অবনমন]

The 19-year-old wonder spinner has gained 54 points to finish with 813 points, 80 more than second-placed Shadab Khan of Pakistan. His compatriots, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman have also made remarkable improvements in the ICC T20I Player Rankings after playing important parts in a 3-0 defeat of Bangladesh.

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Rashid, who was named ICC’s Associate Player of the Year for 2017, touched a career-high rating of 816 points after a haul of four for 12 in the second match.

Nabi has gained 11 spots and reached a career-best eighth rank after taking four wickets and Mujeeb has jumped 62 slots to 51st place in the latest update, which also takes into account the T20I between the West Indies and the ICC World XI played at Lord’s on 31 May.

Afghanistan all-rounder Samiullah Shenwari, who top-scored in the series with 118 runs, has gained 11 spots to reach 44th position. Bangladesh batsmen also improved including Mahmudullah (up four places to 33rd) and Mushfiqur Rahim (up three places to 41st).

As far as the team rankings are concerned there have been no changes. However, Afghanistan will be happy to add four more points to their tally. Bangladesh, on the other, have lost five points

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