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Pakistan players continue to make upward movements

Six host side players achieve career-best rankings, Latham and Sodhi also on the rise

Pakistan players continue to make upward movements - Cricket News
Younis and Misbah are 5th and 8th respectively on the ICC Rankings for Test batsmen.

Pakistan cricketers have continued to head in the right direction in the Reliance ICC Test Player Rankings following their third straight victory in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). 

Sarfraz Ahmed, Ahmed Shehzad, Zulfiqar Babar, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali and Imran Khan have achieved career-best rankings in the latest player rankings, which were released on Friday morning following Pakistan’s victory on Thursday.

In addition to these, captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who scored 102 not out, his eighth career century, has achieved a career-best rating to date of 842. Younus Khan, who scored 100 not out, his 28th Test century, has gained a place as well as seven ratings points to reduce the gap with fourth-ranked Angelo Mathews to six ratings points.

In the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen, wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz is now in 31st position (up by two places) and Ahmed, whose 176 was his Test-best, has vaulted 18 places to 39th.

In the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers, Zulfiqar has gained 11 places and is now in 31st spot following his match figures of five for 127, Yasir Shah has moved up two places to 35th, left-arm fast bowler Rahat Ali has jumped 23 places to 49th position after match figures of six for 70 while Imran Khan’s two wickets in the second innings have put him in 80th spot (up by eight places). 

Opener Mohammad Hafeez, who scored 96 and 101 not out, is now just outside the top 50 in 52nd spot after rising 12 positions, while he has gained six places in the bowlers’ rankings to return to the top 50 in 49th spot. In the all-rounders’ category, Hafeez is now in 11th spot after climbing eight spots. 

Two New Zealand players have also improved their rankings.

Tom Latham, who scored 103 and 20, has moved up 16 places to 55th spot and Ish Sodhi is now in 73rd position (up by four places).

The batting table is headed by Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, while Dale Steyn leads the bowlers’ list. Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan is the number-one ranked all-rounder.


Upcoming fixtures

 

Pakistan v New Zealand
17-21 Nov – 2nd Test, Dubai
26-30 Nov – 3rd Test, Sharjah

 

Reliance ICC Test Player Rankings (as on 14 November, after the first Test between Pakistan and New Zealand):

 

Batsmen

 

Rank    (+/-)        Player                  Team     Points    Ave        HS Rating

   1         ( - )        K. Sangakkara     SL          915        58.76    938 v Eng at Kandy 2007

   2         ( - )        AB de Villiers     SA         888        51.02    935 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2014

   3         ( - )        S.Chanderpaul     WI         887        53.10    901 v NZ at Napier 2008

   4         ( - )        Angelo Mathews SL          873!      52.65    873 v Pak at Colombo (SSC) 2014

   5         (+1)       Younus Khan       Pak        867        53.98    880 v SL at Lahore 2009

   6         (-1)        Hashim Amla      SA         863        51.32    907 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013

   7         ( - )        David Warner      Aus        858        47.47    875 v Pak at Dubai 2014

   8         ( - )        Misbah-ul-Haq    Pak        842!      50.80    842 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2014

   9         (+1)       Joe Root               Eng        789!      50.94    789 v Ind at The Oval 2014

  10=      (+1)       Michael Clarke    Aus        755        50.59    900 v SL at Melbourne 2012

              (-1)        Ross Taylor         NZ         755        45.55    871 v WI at Hamilton 2013

 

Selected Rankings

 

Rank    (+/-)        Player                  Team     Points    Ave        HS Rating

  15        (-2)        K. Williamson     NZ         696        39.39    728 v WI at Bridgetown 2014

  17        ( - )        Azhar Ali             Pak        671        41.64    753 v SL at Pallekele 2012

  21        (-2)        B. McCullum       NZ         641        36.98    724 v Ind at Wellington 2014

  22        ( - )        Asad Shafiq         Pak        634        37.68    680 v SA at Cape Town 2013

  31        (+2)       Sarfraz Ahmed    Pak        597*!    40.25    597 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2014

  39        (+18)     Ahmed Shehzad  Pak        554*!    47.86    554 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2014

  40        (-1)        BJ Watling          NZ         541        36.24    574 v WI at Port-of-Spain 2014

  52        (+12)     M. Hafeez            Pak        490        35.57    595 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2012

  55        (+16)     Tom Latham        NZ         474*!    44.00    474 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2014

  57        (-11)      Jimmy Neesham  NZ         463*     51.00    519 v WI at Bridgetown 2014

  65        (-4)        Dean Brownlie    NZ         425*     29.62    504 v Eng at Auckland 2013

 

Bowlers

 

Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team     Points    Ave        HS Rating

   1         ( - )        Dale Steyn           SA         907        22.56    908 v Pak at Johannesburg 2013

   2         ( - )        Ryan Harris         Aus        853        22.56    870 v SA at Cape Town 2014

   3         ( - )        Rangana Herath   SL          851!      29.06    851 v Pak at Colombo (SSC) 2014

   4         ( - )        Mitchell Johnson Aus        844        27.47    849 v Pak at Dubai 2014

   5         ( - )        James Anderson  Eng        806        29.72    813 v Ind at Edgbaston 2011

   6         ( - )        Vernon Philander SA         785        21.57    912 v Ind at Johannesburg 2013

   7         (+1)       Stuart Broad        Eng        774        29.90    783 v WI at Lord's 2012

   8         (+1)       Kemar Roach       WI         768!      25.98    768 v Ban at St Lucia 2014

   9         (-2)        Tim Southee        NZ         751        30.60    799 v WI at Kingston 2014

  10        ( - )        Saeed Ajmal        Pak        739        28.10    855 v Zim at Harare 2013

 

Selected Rankings

 

Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team     Points     Ave       HS Rating

  13        (-2)        Trent Boult          NZ         702*     28.40    767 v Ind at Wellington 2014

  23        ( - )        Neil Wagner        NZ         544*     33.89    549 v WI at Bridgetown 2014

  31        (+11)     Zulfiqar Babar     Pak        445*!    30.40    445 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2014

  35        (+2)       Yasir Shah           Pak        424*!    21.62    424 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2014

  48        (+6)       M. Hafeez            Pak        345*     34.26    358 v SA at Cape Town 2013

  49        (+23)     Rahat Ali             Pak        343*!    35.76    343 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2014

  62        (+4)       Corey Anderson  NZ         283*     31.92    377 v WI at Hamilton 2013

  73        (+4)       Ish Sodhi              NZ         235*!    50.59    235 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2014

  80        (+8)       Imran Khan          Pak        211*!    31.14    211 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2014

 

All-rounders

 

Rank     Player                                Team     Points    HS        Rating

  1          ( - )        Shakib Al Hasan  Ban        419!      419 v Zim at Khulna 2014

   2         ( - )        R. Ashwin            Ind         357*/    419 v WI at Mumbai 2013

   3         ( - )        Vernon Philander SA         348*/    376 v Aus at Cape Town 2014

   4         ( - )        Stuart Broad        Eng        296       382 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2012

   5         ( - )        Mitchell Johnson Aus        281       384 v Eng at Cardiff 2009

* indicates provisional rating; a batsman qualifies for a full rating after playing 40 Test innings; a bowler qualifies for a full rating when he reaches 100 Test wickets.

 

!indicates career-highest rating

 

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