- Shakib, Pooran, Holder and Hasan Ali among others to advance in weekly update
Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh and Bangladesh opener Mohammad Naim have moved up to joint-25th position in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings after the opening game of their five-match series in Dhaka on Tuesday.
Marsh has advanced 13 places after top-scoring for Australia with a run-a-ball 45 while left-hander Naim has gained seven slots with a 29-ball 30, in the latest weekly update that includes performances in the four-match series between the West Indies and Pakistan and the last two matches of the Sri Lanka-India series.
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has moved up six places to 56th among batters and gained three slots to reach 18th position among bowlers while retaining second position in the list of all-rounders led by Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi.
For the West Indies, Nicholas Pooran’s unbeaten 62 in the series opener against Pakistan has lifted him 15 places to 48th position. Fast bowlers Dushmantha Chameera of Sri Lanka (up 19 places to joint-18th),
Jason Holder of the West Indies (up 17 places to 53rd) and Pakistan’s Hasan Ali (up six places to 60th) have moved up among bowlers after that match.
Other movements in the bowlers’ list see India seam bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar advance four places to 12th, West Indies leg-spinner Hayden Walsh gain four slots to 34th, Bangladesh’s left-arm fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman move from 46th to 30th and Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya gain 29 slots to reach 36th position.
Outside the top 50, the Australia pair of Andrew Tye (up seven places to 70th) and Josh Hazlewood (up 33 places to 77th) have made notable progress after finishing with one and three wickets, respectively, in the 23-run loss.