Shakib moves to No. 2 on ICC Test all-rounder rankings...

Shakib moves to No. 2 on ICC Test all-rounder rankings

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:54 PM, 22 June 2022  

Shakib moves to No. 2 on ICC Test all-rounder rankings

Shakib moves to No. 2 on ICC Test all-rounder rankings

Bangladesh captain Shakib al Hasan has moved closer to re-claiming his crown as the best all-rounder in Test cricket by jumping up to second on the latest list of ICC MRF Tyres Test Player Rankings.

Shakib moved up two spots to second on the latest all-rounder rankings that were released by the ICC on Wednesday, with India left-hander Ravindra Jadeja the only player now in front of him.

Shakib has been in action for Bangladesh in the ongoing Test series against West Indies in the Caribbean and the 35-year-old produced an excellent performance with the bat in particular during the first Test of the two-match series.

The Bangladesh skipper top-scored in the first innings with a stylish 51 and backed that up in the second innings with an even more impressive knock of 63 that helped force West Indies to bat a second time.

If Shakib was to re-claim the top ranking for all-rounders it would cap off a massive turnaround for one of Bangladesh's greatest players of all time.

Shakib first claimed the top ranking for Test all-rounders way back in December of 2011 and has since maintained his position near the top despite some injury concerns late in his career.

He currently has a rating of 346 points, but still has a long way to go if he wants to overtake Jadeja at the head of proceedings who has an outstanding 385 rating points.

Shakib also jumped up 14 places to 32nd on the latest Test batting rankings, with new No.1 Joe Root hanging on to top spot following his exploits against New Zealand earlier this month.

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