Bangladesh’s Mehidy Hasan Rises to No. 2 in ICC Rankings for ODI Bowlers

Bangladesh offspinner Mehidy Hasan has reached second position in the ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings for Bowlers, becoming only the third bowler from Bangladesh to be ranked among the top two of rankings.

Mehidy rose three places on the back of superb performances with the ball in the ongoing ODI series against Sri Lanka.

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He returned figures of 4 for 30 and 3 for 28 in the two games, helping Bangladesh win. Bangladesh are now toppers of the ICC World Cup Super League.

“All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan had grabbed the number one position in 2009 for the first time while left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak is the other Bangladesh bowler to have been in the top two, reaching the second position in 2010.

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“Left-arm fast bowler Mustafizur Rehman is another one from Bangladesh to move up the list, his hauls of three for 34 and three for 16 lifting him eight places to ninth position. Rahim’s best position has been fifth, which he had attained in December 2018.

“Mushfiqur Rahim, player of the match in both ODIs, has moved up four places to a career-best 14th position after scoring 84 and 125. Mahmudullah has advanced two places to 38th position after his scores of 54 and 41.

For Sri Lanka, fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera’s haul of three for 44 in the second match has lifted him 11 places to joint-61st along with compatriot PWH de Siva, who “too has advanced eight places.

“Dhananjaya de Silva (up nine places to 83rd) and Lakshan Sandakan (up nine places to 94th) are among the other bowlers to gain in the latest weekly update that also includes performances in the two-match series between the Netherlands and Scotland,” ICC said in a release.

Bangladesh won the first match by 33 runs and the next by 103 runs (DLS method). This is their first ever ODI series win over Sri Lanka. There is one match remaining in the series, on May 28 in Dhaka.

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