02 December 201413:33

Bangladesh clean-sweep sees gap close with New Zealand and West Indies

Shakib and Mortaza on the rise; Taylor and Chitara progress

Bangladesh clean-sweep sees gap close with New Zealand and West Indies - Cricket News

Shakib Al Hasan moved up four places to joint fifth alongside Mitchell Johnson.

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Bangladesh has opened up a 22-point lead over Zimbabwe in the latest Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings after sealing a 5-0 series sweep with a five-wicket victory in Mirpur on Monday.

Ninth-placed Bangladesh has now closed the gap with New Zealand and West Indies, who each have 96 points, to 21 points.

Ahead of the series, neither side had an opportunity to progress up the rankings, however, Bangladesh’s clean sweep means that it has gained ground ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, which commences on 14 February

Meanwhile, in the Reliance ICC Players Rankings for ODI Bowlers, Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan has moved up four places to joint fifth alongside Australia’s Mitchell Johnson after claiming 11 wickets in the series for 136 runs. Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has also moved up nine places to 21st after his nine-wicket haul in the five matches, while Arafat Sunny has moved 22 places to 74th.

Zimbabwe’s highest-ranked bowler is Tendai Chitara who has climbed to a career-high 48th place after taking six wickets for 189 run in four matches.

In the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen, Zimbabwe’s Brendan Taylor has moved up three places to 28th after hitting two half-centuries in the series, 54 and 63, in the first and fourth ODI’s respectively.

Rival wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim has risen four places to a career-high joint 33rd after scores of 65, 27, 33, 77 and 11, while his team-mate Mahmudullah, who is the highest mover in the latest batting rankings, has vaulted14 places to 62nd after recovering from a slow start to finish undefeated in each of his last three innings of the series with scores of 33 not out, 82 not out and 51 not out.

Shakib has retained his third place position in the Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings for ODI All-rounders, with Angelo Mathews still in top spot whose Sri Lanka side is currently leading England 2-0 in a seven-match series. The third ODI will be played in Hambantota on Wednesday.

Forthcoming Fixtures:
Sri Lanka v England

3 Dec – Third ODI, Hambantota

7 Dec – Fourth ODI, Colombo

10 Dec – Fifth ODI, Pallekele

13 Dec – Sixth ODI, Pallekele

16 Dec – Seventh ODI, Colombo

Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings (as on 2 December, following Bangladesh-Zimbabwe series and after two ODIs between Sri Lanka and England):

1 Australia 117

2 India 117

3 South Africa 112

4 Sri Lanka 109

5 England 105

6 Pakistan 98

7 New Zealand 96

8 West Indies 96

9 Bangladesh 75

10 Zimbabwe 53

11 Afghanistan 42

12 Ireland 33

Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 2 December, after Bangladesh-Zimbabwe series):

Batsmen

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Average Highest Ranking

1 ( - ) AB de Villiers SA 887 51.50 891 v Aus at Melbourne 2014

2 ( - ) Virat Kohli Ind 862 52.61 886 v Ban at Fatullah 2014

3 ( - ) Hashim Amla SA 828 53.18 901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

4 ( - ) Shikhar Dhawan Ind 777 45.46 785 v SL at Hyderabad 2014

5 ( - ) K. Sangakkara SL 775 40.08 853 v Afg at Mirpur 2014

6 ( - ) George Bailey Aus 771 44.20 867 v SA at Harare 2014

7 ( - ) Quinton de Kock SA 749*! 43.58 749 v Aus at Sydney 2014

8 (+1) T. Dilshan SL 739 38.09 767 v Pak at Sharjah 2013

9 (-1) MS Dhoni Ind 738 52.85 836 v Aus at Delhi 2009

10 ( - ) Angelo Mathews SL 705 40.78 706 v Ind at Ranchi 2014

Selected Rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Average Highest Ranking

28 (+3) Brendan Taylor Zim 601 33.27 667 v NZ at Napier 2012

33= (+4) Mushfiqur Rahim Ban 593 28.92 600 v Zim at Mirpur 2014

(-7) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 593 34.58 683 v Pak at Mirpur 2012

40 (-4) Tamim Iqbal Ban 575 29.85 637 v WI at Khulna 2012

46 (+1) Anamul Haque Ban 543* 35.68 567 v Zim at Mirpur 2014

48 (+1) H. Masakadza Zim 537 28.29 566 v Ban at Mirpur 2009

62 (+14) Mahmudullah Ban 507 32.16 530 v NZ at Mirpur 2013

67 (+1) E. Chigumbura Zim 504 24.92 554 v SA at Bulawayo 2007

83 ( - ) Vusi Sibanda Zim 459 24.45 512 v Pak at Harare 2013

Bowling

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Ave HS Rating

1 ( - ) Saeed Ajmal Pak 770 22.18 4.13 810 v SA at Centurion 2013

2 ( - ) Sunil Narine WI 753 26.49 4.10 791 v SL at Jamaica 2013

3 ( - ) Dale Steyn SA 699 25.65 4.83 746 v Ind at Durban 2013

4 ( - ) James Anderson Eng 683 29.10 4.94 719 v SA at The Oval 2013

5= (+4) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 680 27.92 4.26 717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

( - ) M. Johnson Aus 680 25.72 4.82 724 v Ban at Darwin 2008

7 (-1) M. Hafeez Pak 647 35.01 4.06 769 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

8 (-1) B. Kumar Ind 641 36.59 4.60 657 v WI at Dharamsala 2014

9 ( - ) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 638 32.29 4.79 738 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013

10 (+2) James Tredwell Eng 634 26.68 4.80 642 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2014

Selected Rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Ave HS Rating

21 (+9) M. Mortaza Ban 600 30.51 4.67 653 v Zim at Mirpur 2009

33 (-1) Abdur Razzak Ban 553 29.29 4.56 679 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013

48 (+7) Tendai Chatara Zim 509*! 34.33 5.02 509 v Ban at Mirpur 2014

57 (+6) Rubel Hossain Ban 472 32.36 5.58 514 v Pak at Mirpur 2011

64 (-6) Mahmudullah Ban 447 42.14 5.07 480 v SL at Mirpur 2014

74= (-3) Sohag Gazi Ban 420* 32.81 4.71 455 v Ind at Fatullah 2014

(+22) Arafat Sunny Ban 420* 17.81 4.14 424 v Zim at Mirpur 2014

80= (-5) Shafiul Islam Ban 406 36.36 5.89 489 v WI at Mirpur 2012

88 (-3) Brian Vitori Zim 391* 29.45 5.59 432 v Pak at Harare 2013

95 (-1) Naeem Islam Ban 359* 40.20 4.84 468 v Eng at Chittagong 2011

All-rounders

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Highest Ranking

1 ( - ) Angelo Mathews SL 419 420 v Ind at Ranchi 2014

2 ( - ) M. Hafeez Pak 411 438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

3 ( - ) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 403 453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

4 (+1) T. Dilshan SL 347 373 v NZ at Hambantota 2013

5 (-1) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 336 378 v Eng at Edgbaston 2013

*indicates provisional rating; a batsman qualifies for a full rating after a minimum of 40 started innings; a bowler qualifies for a full rating after he has conceded 1,500 runs.

!indicates career-highest rating

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