Mushfiqur Rahim reaches career-best ranking in Tests
Bangladesh batter Mushfiqur Rahim reached his career-best rankings in Tests after he amassed 177 runs in the one-off Test against Ireland earlier this month.
Mushfiqur climbed up five places to 17th, his career-best, having accumulated 674 rating points. This is, however, the second time that the 35-year-old has placed 17th as he reached the position a year ago after playing against Sri Lanka in May 2022.
Mushfiqur wasn't the only Bangladesh player to see a ranking buff as spin duo Taijul Islam and Shakib Al Hasan were rewarded on the list of bowlers.
Taijul collected a valuable five-wicket haul during the first innings and moved up three places to 20th as a result which is his career-best, while the Bangladesh skipper improved two spots to equal 26th following his figures of 2/26 when opening the bowling in the second innings.