Afghanistan Soars ICC Ratings After Whitewashing Bangladesh

The spin trio of Afghanistan, Mohammed Nabi, Rashid Khan, and Mujeeb Zadran attained a boost in ICC ratings with whitewash victory against Bangladesh.Afghanistan Marks Historic Series Win Against Bangladesh

Rashid Khan attained 80 rating points to top the ICC ratings for bowlers. He attained 54 points to attain this 80 points lead ahead of Shadab Khan of Pakistan. The top bowlers when ICC ratings are taken into account are Rashid Khan(813), Shadab Khan(733), Yuzwendra Chahal(706), Ish Sodhi(700). Mohammed Nabi scored 638 points to reach 8th place.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman showed tremendous improvement in his ratings though he played only five matches.  His points were 19,144,240, and 339 from consecutive four matches earlier. His rankings were 173,131, 94, 71, and 51 from five matches.

Surprisingly, the top nine spots in ICC ratings were occupied by the spinners. Rashid, Shadab, Chahal, Sodhi, Samuel Badree,  Mitchell Santner, Imran Tahir, Nabi, and Imad Wasim. Jasprit Bumrah stood in the tenth place to occupy the top position as a seamer in these rankings.

Mahmudullah attained 33rd position and Shenwari attained 44th position. Mustafizur Rahim is in 41st place. Sabbir Rahman is in 19th position and Shahbaaz Nadeem is in 9th position of ICC ratings. There are no changes in ICC ratings for cricket teams. Afghanistan and Bangladesh stood in 8th and 10th positions respectively.

If Pakistan can defeat Scotland, they get 127 rating points and stay ahead of Australia in the first position. If they draw the game, their lead reduces but they will remain stable in the top position. If they lose the game, they fall to 123 rating points and fall behind Australia and India, who have 126 and 123 rating points respectively. Pakistan may lose their top place to Australia if they lose their game to Scotland by 0-2.