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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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