Bangladesh off-spinner Mehidy Hasan advanced three places to reach the second position in the latest ICC Men’s rankings for bowlers in ODIs on Wednesday, becoming only the third bowler from his country to be ranked in the top two in the format.
Mehidy returned with the bowling figures of four for 30 and three for 28 in the first two ODIs of the ongoing series against Sri Lanka.
Before Mehidy, all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan had grabbed the number one position in 2009 for the first time while left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak is the other Bangladesh bowler to have been in the top two, reaching the second position in 2010.
Left-arm fast bowler Mustafizur Rehman is another one from Bangladesh to move up the list, his hauls of three for 34 and three for 16 lifting him eight places to ninth position. Rahim’s best position has been fifth, which he had attained in December 2018.