In 2010, the name of a Bangladeshi was seen in the top two of the last ICC ODI bowling rankings. Left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak rose to number two in the service rankings. Almost a decade later, in 2021, right-handed offspinner Mehedi Hasan Miraz rise to number two in the rankings.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
According to the latest ICC update released on Wednesday, Mirage has moved up three places to second place in the ODI bowling rankings. The 24-year-old offspinner took seven wickets in the first two matches of the ongoing series against Sri Lanka.
However, Miraz himself never thought that he would rise to number two in the rankings. So he is very happy to get this unimaginable success.
Mehidy Hasan Said
Miraz said in his response, Alhamdulillah! I am very happy to be number two in the rankings. Miraz never thought I would be number two in the ODI cricket rankings. I feel very good. ‘
Mehidy Miraz took 4 wickets for 30 runs in the first ODI of the current series. Maintaining continuity, he took 3 wickets for 28 runs in the next match. The duo has risen from number five in the rankings to seven wickets for just 58 runs in 20 overs in two matches.
New Zealand left-arm pacer Trent Boult tops the ODI bowling rankings with 737 points. Mehidy Miraz, who is at number two, has 725 rating points next to his name. Behind him is Mujib Ur Rahman, who has 708 points. All three have more than 700 ratings.
Mehidy Miraz became the third Bangladeshi bowler to enter the top two of any ICC rankings. Before that, in 2010, left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak also sat at number two. Shakib Al Hasan has been at the top of the all-rounder rankings for almost a decade. In 2009, he was at the top of the ODI rankings.
Mehidy Miraz has surpassed both the elders in one place. The 725 rating next to his name is the highest for any bowler in Bangladesh. Before Miraz, Shakib got 717 rating points in 2009. He rose to the top of the rankings.
Miraz started his career in international cricket in 2016. He set a world record of 19 wickets in two-Test series at home against England, winning the Player of the Series award. As a result, he was considered more as a Test bowler.
From there, he developed himself as a bowler of three formats, “said Miraz. But one thing that always worked in me was that I would not just play Tests, I would play all formats and play with success. ‘
He added, ‘When I started ODI cricket, I was thinking, how can I contribute to the team and perform on my own. I kept in mind that if I want to play ODI cricket, I have to keep my economy rate right. ‘
Explaining the importance of keeping the economy right, Miraz said, “If I keep the economy right, I will be more likely to play in the team and if I can give a breakthrough according to the situation of the team, if I can play according to the game plan, it will be good for me and the team.”