Bangladesh lost the first match of a two-match Test series against the West Indies. However, Shakib Al Hasan, Muminul Haque and Mehedi Hasan Miraj were brilliant in their individual performances in this match. They also got the award for good play. They have improved their player rankings in the Test format.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday released an updated list of players in the Test format. Tiger captain Mominul Haque has moved up 7 places to 33rd position in the list of batsmen. He scored a century (115) in the second innings of the match.
Shakib Al Hasan scored a half century (6) in the first innings. He has moved up 4 places in the list of batsmen to 30th position. Mushfiqur Rahim has also improved. He is currently in the 22nd position. In the list of bowlers, Mehedi Hasan Miraj has risen from 26th to 24th position.
Bangladesh was on the verge of winning this match. But West Indies batsman Kyle Myers snatched the victory from Bangladesh by scoring a great double century (210 *). It was through this match that he made his Test debut. His name has been added to the Test rankings after the team won. He is in the 70th position with 446 rating points.
Caribbean captain Craig Brathwaite improved six places to 53rd position. Caribbean spinner Jomel Warikan has improved 14 places and is ranked 72nd. Another spinner, Rakhim Cornwall, improved six places to 65th position.
Meanwhile, England defeated India by 226 runs in the first Test of the series in Chennai yesterday (Tuesday). Caribbean captain Joe Root scored a double century (217 runs) in this match. He has improved two steps and risen to the third position in the list of batsmen. At the top is New Zealand captain Ken Williamson. Aussie star Steven Smith is in the second position.
(Dhaka Times / 10 January / SUL)
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