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Bangladesh players on a charge in latest ODI rankings

Rahim, Sarkar and Sunny achieve career-best rankings, while Tamim, Nasir, Shakib and Rubel have also made impressive gains

Bangladesh players on a charge in latest ODI rankings - Cricket News
Mushfiqur Rahim, who aggregated 220 runs in three matches with a century and a half-century, has jumped 12 places to break into the top 20 for the first time.
MushfiqurSoumya and Arafat achieve career-best rankings to date
 
Bangladesh’s dominance over Pakistan in the just-concluded ODI series is reflected in the latest Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings as its players are on an upward movement.
 
Wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim, opener Soumya Sarkar and left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny have achieved career-best rankings to date, while opener Tamim Iqbal, middle-order batsman Nasir Hossain, left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan and fast bowler Rubel Hossain have also made impressive gains.
 
Mushfiqur, who aggregated 220 runs in three matches with a century and a half-century, has jumped 12 places to break into the top 20 for the first time in his career in 18th position. Soumya, who scored 127 not out in the third ODI, has vaulted 60 places to a career-high 69th spot while Arafat’s series tally of six wickets has earned him 43 places and a 53rd spot in the latest rankings, which were released on Thursdayafternoon.
 
Tamim, who won the player of the series award for his 312 runs that included two centuries and a half-century, has moved up 18 places to 30th spot, Shakib has claimed two spots and is now in eighth position following his five wickets in the series while Rubel’s four wickets have helped him rise five places to 57thposition.
 
For Pakistan, the good news is the rise of left-handed batsman Haris Sohail, who has gained 17 places and is now in 79th spot, and fast bowler Wahab Riaz, who is now in 68th position after climbing four places. Captain Azhar Ali has returned to the rankings in 85th position.
 
Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 23 April, after Bangladesh-Pakistan series):
 
Batsmen
 
Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team     Points      Ave        HS Rating
   1         ( - )        AB de Villiers     SA         902!      53.65    902 v NZ at Auckland 2015
   2         ( - )        K. Sangakkara     SL          860        41.98    861 v Sco at Hobart 2015
   3         ( - )        Hashim Amla      SA         828        55.26    901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012
   4         ( - )        Virat Kohli          Ind         822        51.47    886 v Ban at Fatullah 2014
   5         ( - )        T. Dilshan            SL          793        39.65    802 v Sco at Hobart 2015
  6         ( - )        Shikhar Dhawan  Ind         756        43.98    794 v SA at Melbourne 2015
   7         ( - )        Kane Williamson NZ         733        44.76    789 v Aus at Auckland 2015
   8         ( - )        MS Dhoni            Ind         731        52.46    836 v Aus at Delhi 2009
   9         ( - )        Glenn Maxwell    Aus        720        35.05    724 v Pak at Adelaide 2015
  10        ( - )        George Bailey     Aus        697        42.02    867 v SA at Harare 2014

Selected Rankings
 
Rank      (+/-)      Player                  Team     Points   Ave        HS Rating
  18        (+12)     Mushfiqur Rahim              Ban        663!      31.37    663 v Pak at Mirpur 2015
  30        (+18)     Tamim Iqbal        Ban        621        31.46    637 v WI at Khulna 2012
  36        ( - )        Shakib Al Hasan  Ban        589        34.80    683 v Pak at Mirpur 2012
  38        (-5)        M.Hafeez             Pak        582        30.53    665 v Ban at Mirpur 2014
  48        (+6)       Nasir Hossain      Ban        557*     34.15    585 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013
  56        (-11)      Mahmudullah      Ban        545        33.97    567 v NZ at Hamilton 2015
  69        (+60)     Soumya Sarkar    Ban        490*!    39.88    490 v Pak at Mirpur 2015
  79        (+17)     Haris Sohail         Pak        470*!    35.16    470 v Ban at Mirpur 2015
  85        (RE)       Azhar Ali             Pak        459*     47.21    512 v Aus at Sharjah 2012

Bowlers
 
Rank     (+/0)      Player                  Team     Points     Ave        Econ      HS Rating
  1          ( - )        Mitchell Starc     Aus        783!      18.33    4.70      783 v NZ at Melbourne 2015
   2         ( - )        Imran Tahir         SA         734*     20.51    4.35      735 v SL at Sydney 2015
   3         (+1)       Dale Steyn           SA         717        25.57    4.81      746 v Ind at Durban 2013
   4         (+1)       Sunil Narine        WI         709        26.49    4.10      791 v SL at Jamaica 2013
   5=       (+1)       Mitchell Johnson Aus        693        25.26    4.83      724 v Ban at Darwin 2008
              (+1)       Trent Boult          NZ         693*!    25.00    4.57      693 v Aus at Melbourne 2015
              (-2)        Saeed Ajmal        Pak        693        22.73    4.18      810 v SA at Centurion 2013
   8         (+2)       Shakib Al Hasan  Ban        676        28.25    4.31      717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
   9         (-1)        James Anderson  Eng        670        29.22    4.92      719 v SA at The Oval 2013
  10        (-1)        Morne Morkel     SA         666        23.98    4.90      717 v SL at East London 2012

Selected Rankings
 
Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team     Points      Ave        Econ      HS Rating
  19        (-3)        M.Hafeez             Pak        598        35.31    4.06      769 v Ind at Kolkata 2013
  25        (+1)       M.Mortaza           Ban        582        30.73    4.71      653 v Zim at Mirpur 2009
  49        (-10)      Junaid Khan         Pak        507        27.23    5.25      655 v SL at Abu Dhabi 2013
  53        (+43)     Arafat Sunny       Ban        499*!    20.81    4.28      499 v Pak at Mirpur 2015
  57        (+5)       Rubel Hossain     Ban        484        32.66    5.61      514 v Pak at Mirpur 2011
  68        (+4)       Wahab Riaz         Pak        460        30.25    5.61      484 v WI at Barbados 2011
  79        (-5)        Umar Gul             Pak        424        29.29    5.17      638 v WI at Mirpur 2011
  89        (-8)        Mahmudullah      Ban        413        43.83    5.08      480 v SL at Mirpur 2014

All-rounders
 
Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team     Points       HS Rating
  1          ( - )        T.Dilshan             SL          404       415 v Sco at Hobart 2015
   2         ( - )        Shakib Al Hasan  Ban        398       453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
   3         ( - )        Angelo Mathews SL          378       427 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014
   4         (+1)       James Faulkner   Aus        361*/!   361 v NZ at Melbourne 2015
   5         (-1)        M. Hafeez            Pak        348       438 v Ind at Kolkata 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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