Bangladesh have highest three places in International Cricket Council’s ODI team of the year as Shakib al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mustafizur Rahman were rewarded for their consistency in the 50-over format in 2021.

It was another year, another Shakib masterclass as the veteran all-rounder continued to showcase his class for Bangladesh, said ICC in its official website Thursday.

In nine matches, he managed to score 277 runs at an average of 39.57 with two half-centuries.

He also scalped up 17 wickets at an average of 17.52.

He was in full flight in his return to international cricket in the series against West Indies at home, where he was adjudged the Player of the Series for his efforts.

Mushfiq too continued to be a solid contributor to Bangladesh’s cause.

Playing nine matches, he aggregated 407 runs at an average of 58.14 with one century.

Typically busy at the crease, Mushfiq ran hard to accumulate his runs while playing some glorious shots in between.

Meanwhile, Mustafizur, who got selected in ICC’s T20I team of the year Wednesday, again ruled the roost with his clever variations and change of pace.

Lethal up front and at the death, he scalped 18 wickets in 10 matches at an average of 21.55.

He also proved tough for the batters to get away as proven by his economy of 5.03.

ICC ODI team of the year

Paul Stirling, Janneman Malan, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Rassie van der Dussen, Shakib al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mustafizur Rahman, Simi Singh, Dushmantha Chameera

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