Sports desk: Shakib Al Hasan’s dominance in the ICC Test all-rounder rankings continued as he retained the top spot in the latest update. South Africa’s Vernon Philander and England’s Ben Stokes had the chance to topple him but both them failed to challenge him after they were unable to thrive both batting and bowling position concurrently.
While Philander had done enough with bowling, he couldn’t do well in batting in the series against Australia. Stokes however had a dismal series against New Zealand in both batting and bowling.
The Bangladesh ace all-rounder who also topped the ODI all-rounder rankings now had 421 rating points, 30 ahead of India’s Ravindra Jadeja’s 391.