Mohammad Nabi displaces Shakib Al Hasan to become No.1 ranked ODI all-rounder

Updated - 14 Feb 2024, 04:00 PM

Mohammad Nabi, Shakib Al Hasan
Mohammad Nabi, Shakib Al Hasan [PC: X/Twitter]

Veteran Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi on Wednesday (14th February) became the new No.1 ranked all-rounder in the ICC rankings. Nabi replaced Shakib Al Hasan at the top to claim the spot after his impressive performances in the ODI series against Sri Lanka.

Shakib Al Hasan held the No.1 spot in the ICC rankings for almost five years. But missing cricket for a while due to injuries along with impressive performances from Mohammad Nabi with both bat and ball in the recent series against Sri Lanka saw him losing his spot at the top.

Mohammad Nabi made substantial gains after he hit a blistering 136 during the series opener. The all-rounder chipped in with the ball as well and picked up a wicket as well. His contribution with the ball saw him moving to seventh place in the latest rankings for ODI bowlers.

Mohammed Nabi has been a vital cog in the wheel for Afghanistan in the ongoing series. The all-rounder was economical with the ball in the second match even though he couldn’t contribute much with the ball for the team. Of late he has been sensational for the team in the ODIs, which has seen him getting rewarded as well.

In the ICC ODI rankings for bowlers, South Africa’s Keshav Maharaj held the top spot whereas Wanindu Hasaranga jumped up 14 spots to 26th position. Star pacer  Dilshan Madushanka also climbed up four places to 33rd position in the ICC ODI rankings for the bowlers updated on Wednesday (14th February).

Apart from Mohammad Nabi, Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka, and Sadeera Samarawickrama make gains in batting

In terms of batting rankings in ODIs, Pakistan’s Babar Azam held the top spot. Sri Lanka’s Charith Asalanka after his unbeaten 97 in the second match of the series against Afghanistan climbed to the 15th spot. Apart from him, Pathum Nissanka, who hit a double century, climbed up 10 spots to 18th.

Sri Lanka’s premier batter Sadeera Samarawickrama also made substantial gains after his half-century against Afghanistan. The batter moved up to six spots and acquired the 41st spot in the ICC ODI Rankings for the batters.

There were slight changes in the ICC Test rankings for batters. New Zealand’s Kane Williamson increased his lead at the top of the Test rankings. He solidified his spot after his twin centuries against South Africa in the first Test. Whereas in terms of bowling, Jasprit Bumrah holds the top spot.

New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson also made substantial gains in the rankings. He moved six places to eighth overall in an impressive performance in the first Test against South Africa. With the second game ongoing, he is likely to make some more gains in the rankings.

In terms of T20I rankings for batting, Glenn Maxwell moved up to 11 spots and acquired the 24th rank. Tim David moved up 35 places to 27th) and David Warner climbed up 19 spots to 36th. Apart from them, Rovman Powell moved up four spots to 25th) and Johnson Charles climbed up 12 spots to equal 38th.

Adam Zampa moved up five places in the T20I bowling rankings whereas Marcus Stoinis climbed three spots to second on the list for T20I all-rounders.


Afghanistan National Cricket Team ICC Rankings Mohammad Nabi Shakib AL Hasan