Sunday, 14 August, 2022

Nurul, Khaled makes jump in ICC Ranking

Wicketkeeper-batter Nurul Hasan Sohan, left-handed batter Najmul Hossain Shanto and right-handed pacer Khaled Ahmed have seen improvement in the latest ICC Test Ranking for the players.

Bangladesh have recently played a two-match Test series against the West Indies and lost both the matches. The Tigers failed to pose any sort of challenge to the hosts.

Despite the team's failure, Nurul did well with the bat. He hit a fifty in each Test and helped the Tigers avoid an innings defeat in the second Test. Sohan is now at 84 after two fifties in the recently-concluded Test series.

Shanto failed to impress with the bat in this series, but he was slightly better than the other batters. The left-handed batter is now at 88 among the Test betters.

And Khaled, the right-arm pacer, picked up 10 wickets in two Tests with a five-wicket haul. Along the way, Khaled became the first Bangladeshi pacer to have registered a five-wicket haul in the West Indies. Khaled is now the 88th among the Test bowlers.

The Tigers are now gearing up for the three-match T20I and three-match ODI series against the West Indies.

The T20Is will take place on July 2, 3 and 7, and the ODIs on July 10, 13 and 16.

Bangladesh have played 13 T20Is against the West Indies and won five of them, while both the teams locked horns in 41 ODIs with Bangladesh winning 18 of those matches.