Tamim Iqbal who shined with his two centuries in the series against West Indies has climbed in the ICC batsmen rankings.

Tamim rose to No.11 in the latest rankings. He had scored 287 runs in three ODIs and helped his side win the series 2-1. His scores were 130*, 54 and 103 runs.

The 29-year-old has now taken his century tally to eleven in ODIs.

“I think the patience that I showed in the first, second and third match makes me happy as it proved that my hard work paid off,” said Iqbal after the series.

However, Tamim wasn’t the only Bangladeshi on the move.

All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan also had a decent series. He scored 190 runs and scalped two wickets. It helped him rise 3 places to No.26 among batsmen. He lost three spots in bowling but remained top-ranked all-rounder in ODIs.

Mahmudullah climbed four spots to No.38. He scored 49-ball 67 in the last match to gain a career-high 575 points.

Among bowlers, Mashrafe Mortaza and Mustafizur Rahman bowled very well in the Carribean. Mortaza who scalped seven wickets climbed eight places above to No.19 while Rahman improved two spots to No.17.

For West Indies, Shimron Hetymer who scored 52, 125 and 30 in the three-match series climbed 77 points. He is currently placed 59th.

Chris Gayle and Rovman Powell who did well in the second ODI improved 12 and 16 spots respectively. Gayle is now placed at No.66 while Powell is at No.92.


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