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Soumya takes big leap in ICC T20 rankings after Zimbabwe series

Bangladesh batsman Soumya Sarkar has made big strides of nine places to take the 34th position in the latest ICC rankings for T20 international batsmen.

The southpaw hit two fifties in the three-match T20 series and had an average of 42.

While Soumya rose to 34th place from 43rd, Bangladesh T20 captain Mahmudullah Riyad and left-hand opener Mohammad Naim slipped a few spots.

Mahmudullah went down three places from 33 while Naim dropped to 32 from 29.

At the end of the Zimbabwe series, Shakib Al Hasan occupies the number one bowler position of Bangladesh after being placed at 21 in the T20 bowler rankings. Also, he remains number two in the T20 all-rounders’ rankings.

Bangladesh won the three-match T20 series 2-1 against Zimbabwe.

The Tigers’ next assignment is against Australia who are scheduled to arrive in Dhaka later this week.

Australia will play a five-match T20 series against Bangladesh.

The first match will take place on August 3, while other matches will be played on August 4, 6, 7 and 9. All the matches will be played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

Source: United News of Bangladesh