Nabi Surpasses Shakib to Claim Top Spot in ICC Men’s ODI All-Rounder Rankings

Nabi Dethrones Shakib in ICC Men's ODI All-Rounder Rankings!

Nabi Surpasses Shakib to Claim Top Spot in ICC Men’s ODI All-Rounder Rankings

Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi has dethroned Shakib Al Hasan, ending his long-standing reign as the number one all-rounder in the ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings. This comes after Nabi’s impressive century in the first ODI against Sri Lanka in Pallekele.

Previously the number one T20I all-rounder, Nabi ascended to the top ODI position following his formidable 136-run innings. This achievement also marks him as the oldest player to lead the ICC ODI all-rounders’ rankings at 39 years and one month, surpassing the previous record held by Sri Lanka’s Tillkaratne Dilshan.

Other Afghanistan players to have topped the ICC rankings include Rashid Khan (ODI bowling, ODI all-rounder, T20I bowling) and Mujeeb Ur Rahman (T20I bowling).

Shakib’s reign at the top lasted for an unbroken stretch of 1,739 days (since 7 May 2019), the longest anyone has held the top position in the ODI Rankings. His total reign spans a record 4,276 days, equivalent to over 11 ½ years. Indian legend Kapil Dev is next in line with 3,816 days, including two stints of 1,376 and 1,375 days.

The series, which Sri Lanka leads 2-0, has also seen other notable performances. Azmatullah Omarzai’s unbeaten 149 in the first ODI propelled him 19 places to the 57th position, while several Sri Lanka players also improved their rankings.

Charith Asalanka of Sri Lanka advanced five places to a career-best 15th position after scoring an unbeaten 97 in the second ODI. Pathum Nissanka moved up 10 places to 18th after outperforming Omarazai and Nabi in the first ODI, while Sadeera Samarawickrama climbed from 47th to 41st after scoring 45 and 52 runs respectively.

Spinner Wanindu Hasaranga leaped 14 places to 26th after claiming four wickets for 27 runs, while left-arm seamer Dilshan Madhushanka moved from 37th to 33rd.

Nepal players also saw significant improvements in their rankings following a 3-0 home series victory over Canada. This comes ahead of the first ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2, commencing on Thursday in Kirtipur, featuring a Tri-series with Namibia, the Netherlands, and hosts Nepal.

Nepal’s Captain Rohit Paudel moved up three places to 77th after scoring 87 in the second match. Kushal Bhurtel climbed eight places to 88th with a knock of 62 in the same match, while left-arm spinner Lalit Rajbanshi ascended 14 places to 79th in the bowling rankings after taking three wickets in two matches.

In the ICC Men’s T20I Rankings, Glenn Maxwell’s unbeaten 120 in the second T20I against the West Indies in Adelaide has lifted him 11 places to 24th position. Other Australian players to move up the batting rankings include Tim David (up 35 places to 27th) and David Warner (up 19 places to 36th).

Leg-spinner Adam Zampa climbed from 16th to 11th in the bowling rankings after taking five wickets in the series, while Marcus Stoinis moved from fifth to second in the all-rounders’ list.

For the West Indies, Johson Charles moved from 50th to 38th, while Sherfane Rutherford and Andrew Russell also improved their rankings after leading their team to a consolation win in the final match. Rutherford climbed 11 places to 61st after scoring an unbeaten 67, and Russell jumped 54 places to 111th after scoring 71.

In the Test rankings, South Africa’s David Bedingham moved up 30 places to 79th in the batting rankings after scoring 32 and 87 in the first Test against New Zealand in Tauranga, which the home side won by 281 runs. Rachin Ravindra is just one place behind him in 80th position.

In the bowling rankings, New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson gained six places to reach eighth position after taking six wickets in the match, while Matt Henry climbed five places to 26th.