Last year, Shakib was banned for a year by ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) as he failed to report approaches from a bookie, Deepak Aggarwal. He was approached thrice by the bookie in order to gain some confidential information.
Shakib Al Hasan Reclaims ICC No.1 ODI All-rounder Spot:
Shakib last played international cricket in September 2019 when Bangladesh hosted Afghanistan. His last appearance in ODIs was in the 2019 World Cup in England. He was a vital cog in the Bangladesh team, which defeated South Africa and West Indies in the mega tournament. The left-hander scored 606 runs at an average of 86 with 2 centuries and 5 half-centuries. He also picked 11 wickets.
He is currently in the US with his family, and is supposed to return soon to Bangladesh, and is expected to return to cricket through the Bangabandhu T20 Cup later this month. Shakib might make his international comeback for the Sri Lanka series.
His all-round show in the World Cup helped him attain 394 rating points. He missed international cricket due to his ban, and his rating points dropped to 373 in the latest ICC ODI ranking released on Wednesday. The 33-year-old is still plenty ahead of the second-best all-rounder, Mohammad Nabi who has 301 points. The English duo of Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes take the third and the fourth spot.
West Indian all-rounder, Jason Holder is number one in Tests with 447 points – just a single point ahead of Ben Stokes – and Nabi holds the numero uno spot in the T20I all-rounder ranking with 294 points. Team India captain, Virat Kohli, and vice-captain, Rohit Sharma have maintained their top two positions in the ODI rankings.