Sakib back as top ODI all-rounder

Staff Correspondent | Published: 17:12, May 22,2019 | Updated: 23:04, May 22,2019

 
 
Sakib al Hasan

A file photo from May 13, 2019 shows Bangladesh all-rounder Sakib al Hasan playing a shot during their tri-nation series match against West Indies in Dublin. — AFP photo

Bangladesh all-rounder Sakib al Hasan regained the top position in the ICC one-day international all-rounder rankings ahead of the forthcoming ICC World Cup, scheduled to start from May 30 in United Kingdom.
Sakib, who was previously in the second position in the list, overtook Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan to go on top in the list after he lost the position last year.
The performance of the 32-year old in the recent-concluded tri-series in Ireland helped him get the top position back as Sakib scored 140 runs in three matches at an average of 140 while also capturing two wickets.
Although Sakib could not take part in the final of the tri-series due to a muscle spasm but his performance in the tournament helped Bangladesh remain unbeaten in the league phase before they went on to win their maiden multi-team tournament.
Sakib now has 359 rating points, 20 rating points more than Rashid while another Afghan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi is in third place with 319 points.
Pakistani all-rounder Imad Wasim and New Zealand’s Mitchell Santner hold the next two positions respectively.
In 2009, Sakib became the top one-day international all-rounder for the first time and he occupied the position for maximum time since then.
Sakib is currently holding the second place in both ICC Test and Twenty20 rankings.

 

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