Shakib concedes top allrounder spot in T20 cricket
Shakib Al Hasan lost his top allrounder spot in the T20 International cricket to Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi following his poor performance in the recent five-match T20 series between Bangladesh and New Zealand.
Shakib however didn't play the last match of that series, which is believed to impact his spot.
But Bangladesh T20 captain Mahmudullah has taken a place in the top 10, as per the latest rankings released by International Cricket Council (ICC) today. Besides, Naim Sheikh, Nasum Ahmed and Mustafizur Rahman have also advanced.
Mahmudullah has also improved his batting rankings. The right-handed batsman is three steps ahead at No. 29. Naim has scored 29 and 23 runs in the last two matches and jumped to 24th position. New Zealand captains Tom Latham and Finn Allen have achieved career-best rankings. They are ranked 44th and 41st respectively.
Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman has moved up two places to eighth after finishing with eight wickets in the series while Nasum Ahmed (up 25 places to 15th) and Mahedi Hasan (up four places to 20th) have also made notable progress.
Mahmudullah, who helped Bangladesh confirm the series by making 43 in the fourth match and also made 23 runs in the last match is in tenth place in the all-rounder rankings.