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Career best ICC ranking for Mustafizur Rahman

by Sahir Usman Dec 16, 2018 • 23:09 PM

Dec.16 (CRICKETNMORE) - Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman has broken into the top-five of the latest ICC Player Rankings for ODI Bowlers for the first time in his career following a stellar performance in the recently concluded ODI series against the Windies, which the home side won by 2-1.

The 23-year-old left-arm bowler has rocketed five places to fifth in the latest rankings following his five wickets in the series. Mustafizur has been awarded 24 points for his efforts, which means he now trails fourth-ranked Kagiso Rabada (702 points) by seven points.

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Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz has also achieved a career-high ranking. His six wickets in the series have helped him vault 19 places to 28th position, while captain Mashrafe Mortaza has moved up 10 places to 23rd after finishing as the joint leading wicket-taker with Mehidy.

For the West Indies, Oshane Thomas and Keemo Paul have headed in the right direction. The two bowlers collected four wickets apiece, which have put them in 146th (up by 28 places) and 179th (up by 53 places), respectively.

India’s Jasprit Bumrah is the number-one ranked bowler in the world. He is followed by Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan and India’s Kuldeep Yadav.

ICC Media Release