Shakib to head into T20 WC as world’s best all-rounder
Shakib reclaims No 1 all-rounder ranking in T20Is, displacing Nabi
Bangladesh captain Shakib al Hasan will enter the Twenty20 World Cup 2022 Australia on top of the world after he was elevated to the No 1 spot for all-rounders on the latest MRF Tyres ICC Men's T20 International Player Rankings.
Shakib claimed top billing on the back of an excellent tri-series against New Zealand and Pakistan, with the veteran hitting consecutive half-centuries during Bangladesh's final two matches, reports ICC.
That form saw Shakib move in front of Afghanistan ace Mohammad Nabi and in to the top ranking for all-rounders, ahead of Bangladesh's T20 World Cup campaign in Australia.
Bangladesh’s second and final T20 World Cup warm-up against South Africa in Brisbane Wednesday was abandoned without a ball bowled.
The Tigers will begin their campaign this Monday in Hobart against the runners up side of Group A from the first round.