Afganistan’s ace leg-spinner Rashid Khan replaced Bangladesh’s seasoned all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan as the top-ranked ODI all-rounder.
International Cricket Council (ICC) updated players ranking after the conclusion Asia Cup, which India won by defeating Bangladesh on the last delivery of the tournament.
The leg-spinner, Rashid Khan was impressive during the tournament with both the bat and the ball. He took ten wickets and emerged as the joint-highest wicket-taker with India’s Kuldeep Yadav and Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rahman.
He played crucial cameos down the order, including a half-century, which played a crucial part in his team’s success, which gave him a six-place rise.
Shoaib Malik, Imam Ul Haq, and Junaid Khan had rankings improved, despite Pakistan’s disappointing performance in the six-nation tournament.
Malik jumped 12 slots up to occupy the 42nd spot. Whereas, the young left-handed opening batsman his career-best ranking of 27th.
Junaid Khan’s impressive performance in the game against Bangladesh got him a seven-rank jump as he is now the 30th rank bowler of the world.
The openers of Asian Champions, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have grabbed the 2nd and 5th ranked respectively. Whereas, their talented bowler, Kuldeep Yadav has got the 8th position.
Pakistan and Sri Lanka lost three points after their flop slow in the Asia Cup, however, the rankings remained the same.