For the first time, Bangladesh have moved up to the eighth position of recently published MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings. Bangladesh are now at the eighth spot with 75 ratings surpassing West Indies. This is the highest achievement for Bangladesh in Test Rankings after getting the Test Status back in 2000.
In the last one year from May 1, Bangladesh played 6 Tests. Tigers have won 1, drawn 1 and lost the other 3 during this period. Only win came against the Australia back in August which was also Bangladesh’s first Test victory over them. Australia went on to level the series with a victory in the second Test. Then Bangladesh lost the Test series by 2-0 against South Africa at their home soil. Earlier of 2018, Bangladesh lost the two-match Test series 1-0 against Sri Lanka at home.
In the Test Batting Rankings, Shakib Al Hasan is at 21th spot with 642 ratings. In the top 30, other three batsmen form Bangladesh are Tamim Iqbal (27th), Mushfiqur Rahim (28th) and Mominul Haque (29th)
In the Test Bowling Rankings, Shakib Al Hasan is the only Bangladesh bowler in the top 30. He is no at 19th spot with 655 rating points. Shakib also has retained his number one spot on the Test All-Rounder position with 420 ratings.