Shakib Al Hasan goes missing from the latest ICC T20I rankings after ban

Shakib Al Hasan goes missing from the latest ICC T20I rankings after ban

Ashton Agar enters into the list of top 10 T20I bowlers after a brilliant series against Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

ICC and Shakib Al Hasan
ICC and Shakib Al Hasan. (Photo Source: Twitter & Getty Images)

Shakib Al Hasan, the experienced all-rounder from Bangladesh, was handed with a backdated ban from ICC for not reporting corrupt approaches. And, now, he is hit with a severe blow as the global body has removed his name from the latest updated T20I rankings.

The 32-year-old cricketer is one of the best active allrounders of his country and also across the globe. He was also the part of Bangladesh squad that played in the recently concluded World Cup 2019 in England. In the mega-event, he put up some mind-boggling performances with bat and ball. Also, Shakib became the first player to score more than 600 runs and take more than 10 wickets for his side in the 50-over tournament.

Mohammad Nabi becomes number one all-rounder and Ashton Agar gets into the Top 10 bowlers in T20Is

Before being banned, Shakib Al Hasan was ranked second in all-rounders list followed by 9th in the T20I bowling charts and 32nd on the batting list. But, in a recent update in the ranking from ICC, after the conclusion of the three-match T20I series between India and Bangladesh, the global body has removed his name. The absence of  Shakib has given advantage to other players in the respective lists to move one step up in the rankings.

Now, Mohammad Nabi has climbed up to the top spot and Glenn Maxwell, who is currently on an indefinite break from cricket, can be spotted on the 2nd position. After the removal of Bangladesh’s senior cricketer from the ranking charts, Mahmudullah Riyad becomes the best all-rounder of his country, who is sitting on the 4th position. It is also expected that the banned cricketer from Bangladesh will be removed from the ODI and Test rankings after they get updated by ICC.

Meanwhile, after the conclusion of a competitive series between India and Bangladesh, Deepak Chahar has taken a long leap of 88 spots because of his commendable performance against the Tigers and has been ranked 42nd in the list of T20I bowlers.

However, the ranking table of bowlers is explicitly dominated by the spinners with eight of them making their presence felt in the top ten. Other bowlers who have improved their rankings are Ashton Agar, who has taken a long jump of 57 places to ninth, and Scotland’s Mark Watt, who can be spotted on 15th position based on his successful stint in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019.

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