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Sabbir Rahman achieves career-best T20I ranking

Sabbir Rahman celebrates his half-century AFP

Bangladesh batsman Sabbir Rahman has broken into the ICC's top 10 rankings for T20I batsmen for the first time. He is currently tenth with 627 points, after the rankings were updated following the T20I series between England and South Africa.

Sabbir, 25, rose in the rankings despite scoring only 117 runs in five innings this year.

Sabbir is the only Bangladesh player after Shakib Al Hasan to break into the top ten rankings for T20I batsmen. Shakib, who is leading the allrounders rankings across all formats at present, achieved the feat in 2012. Mahmudullah, at No. 6, is the only other Bangladesh player among the top ten T20I allrounders.

In the T20I bowling rankings, Mustafizur Rahman is at No. 6, while Shakib is ranked ninth.