Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan was once the top all-rounder in all three versions of cricket. But at present, he has been able to maintain the top spot only in ODIs. However, it is a matter of hope that Shakib is a regular in all three formats, he is also improving in the rankings. He has moved up two places in the latest ICC Test all-rounder rankings.
Shakib is now second in the Test all-rounder rankings, overtaking India’s Ravichandran Ashwin and West Indies’ Jason Holder. Only another India all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja, is in front of Shakib. Ashwin and Holder have been relegated to Shakib’s progress. Ashwin is now on three while Holder is at four.
In the Antigua Test against West Indies, Bangladesh lost by 7 wickets but captain Shakib was brilliant. He played more than 50 innings both the innings with the bat and saved the team from shame. He was also effective with the ball in the first innings.