Bangladesh Cricket: Shakib, Mushfiqur achieve career-high Test rankings as batsman
11:36 AM, February 15, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:43 AM, February 15, 2017

Bangladesh Cricket: Shakib, Mushfiqur achieve career-high Test rankings as batsman

Bangladesh Test captain Mushfiqur Rahim and allrounder Shakib Al Hasan achieved career-high positions as batsman in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings.

Mushfiqur scored 127 against India in Hyderabad, and now is in the 35th position in the player rankings after vaulting five places. Shakib, who scored 82 and 22, has moved up to 20th rank for the first time in his career after jumping two places, while Mahmudullah has earned a career-best ranking of 45th to date by leaping five places, according to the ICC’s media release.

India captain Virat Kohli scored 204 and 38 in Hyderabad for which he not only won the player of the match award but has also peaked to a career-high rating of 895 points.

He is now just five points away from breaking into the 900-point barrier, which will make him the 31st batsman overall (unless David Warner or Kane Williamson reach there before him) and only the second Indian after Sunil Gavaskar (916) to achieve the milestone. India batsmen to get close to the 900-point mark include Sachin Tendulkar (898) and Rahul Dravid (892).

 

 

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