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Pakistan players rise in latest Test player rankings

For Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan’s scores of 89 not out and 13 have helped him move up five places to a career-high 30th.

Pakistan players rise in latest Test player rankings - Cricket News
Yasir Shah (20th) has moved into the top 20 for the first time in his career after rising six places.

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Following Pakistan’s 328 run victory over Bangladesh in the second Test in Mirpur on Saturday, a number of its players have made gains in the latest Reliance ICC Test Players Rankings

Younus Khan has moved up one place to seventh in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen after scores of 148 and 39, while Azhar Ali has also moved up five places to 16th position after compiling 226 and 25 in the match which helped steer the visitors to a 1-0 series win. On way to his maiden Test double-century, Azhar also passed the 3,000-run landmark (and now stands at 3,185 in 41 Tests).

For Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan’s scores of 89 not out and 13 have helped him move up five places to a career-high 30th.

Though the top 10 in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers has remained unchanged, there were some big movers with Pakistan left arm opening bowler Junaid Khan moving up two places to 15th after claiming match figures of three for 71.

Yasir Shah (20th) has moved into the top 20 for the first time in his career after rising six places following match figures of seven for 131, Mohammad Hafeez has climbed five places to a career high 34th position and Wahab Riaz has gained 10 places to raise to 52nd spot.

Bangladesh’s Mohammad Shahid has vaulted 36 places to 84th after match figures of four for 95, while Shuvagata Hom has broken into the top 100 for the first time in 87th spot (up by 15 places) after claiming three for 94 runs.

Reliance ICC Test Player Rankings (as on 10 May, after Bangladesh-Pakistan Test series)

Batsmen

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

   1           ( - )          K. Sangakkara     SL           909        58.66     938 v Eng at Kandy 2007

   2           ( - )          AB de Villiers        SA           908        52.09     935 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2014

   3           ( - )          Hashim Amla       SA           891        52.78     907 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013

   4           ( - )          Steven Smith        Aus         873!       52.36     873 v Ind at Sydney 2015

   5           ( - )          Angelo Mathews  SL           841        51.50     877 v NZ at Christchurch 2014

   6           ( - )          Kane Williamson NZ          839!       45.96     839 v SL at Wellington 2015

   7           (+1)         Younus Khan       Pak         836        53.75     880 v SL at Lahore 2009

   8           (-1)          Joe Root                Eng         824        55.00     865 v WI at St George's 2015

   9           (-1)          David Warner       Aus         805        48.20     880 v Ind at Adelaide 2014

  10         ( - )          Virat Kohli            Ind          774        46.30     784 v NZ at Wellington 2014

Selected Rankings

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

 11         ( - )          Misbah-ul-Haq    Pak         770        49.18     842 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2014

  16         (+5)         Azhar Ali               Pak         727        44.23     753 v SL at Pallekele 2012

  22         (+4)         Sarfraz Ahmed    Pak         673*!    47.65     673 v Ban at Mirpur 2015

  23         ( - )          Mominul Haque  Ban        661*!    60.00     661 v Pak at Mirpur 2015

  29         (-3)          Tamim Iqbal        Ban        632        39.73     707 v Eng at Old Trafford 2010

  30         (+5)         Shakib Al Hasan Ban        629!       40.17     629 v Pak at Mirpur 2015

  35         (-1)          M. Hafeez             Pak         579        39.34     609 v Ban at Khulna 2015

  48         (-5)          M. Rahim              Ban        516        32.34     604 v Zim at Mirpur 2014

  55         (-2)          Mahmudullah      Ban        475        30.52     497 v Zim at Khulna 2014

Bowlers

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

   1           ( - )          Dale Steyn            SA           905        22.55     909 v WI at Centurion 2014

   2           ( - )          James Anderson  Eng         847!       29.22     847 v WI at Bridgetown 2015

   3           ( - )          Ryan Harris          Aus         826        23.52     870 v SA at Cape Town 2014

   4           ( - )          Rangana Herath  SL           807        29.57     851 v Pak at Colombo (SSC) 2014

   5           ( - )          M. Johnson           Aus         804        27.84     849 v Pak at Dubai 2014

   6           ( - )          Trent Boult           NZ          795        27.39     805 v SL at Christchurch 2014

   7           ( - )          V. Philander          SA           780        21.95     912 v Ind at Johannesburg 2013

   8           ( - )          Stuart Broad         Eng         761        29.97     783 v WI at Lord's 2012

   9           ( - )          Tim Southee         NZ          743        30.61     799 v WI at Kingston 2014

  10         ( - )          Morne Morkel      SA           727        29.35     776 v Aus at Cape Town 2011

Selected Rankings

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

 11         ( - )          Saeed Ajmal         Pak         710        28.10     855 v Zim at Harare 2013

  15         (+2)         Junaid Khan         Pak         623*      29.61     652 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2014

  17         (-2)          Shakib Al Hasan Ban        604        33.27     700 v Zim at Khulna 2014

  20         (+6)         Yasir Shah            Pak         559*!    28.37     559 v Ban at Mirpur 2015

  34         (+5)         M. Hafeez             Pak         422*!    33.87     422 v Ban at Mirpur 2015

  35         ( - )          Zulfiqar Babar     Pak         418*      37.55     501 v NZ at Dubai 2014

  39         (-8)          Taijul Islam          Ban        408*      30.74     446 v Pak at Khulna 2015

  52         (+10)      Wahab Riaz         Pak         318*!    32.76     318 v Ban at Mirpur 2015

  60         (-3)          Jubair Hossain     Ban        299*      29.27     305 v Zim at Chittagong 2014

  65         (+3)         Mahmudullah      Ban        266*      46.41     381 v WI at St George's 2009

  73         (+4)         Imran Khan          Pak         233*!    33.88     233 v Ban at Mirpur 2015

  84         (+36)      M. Shahid             Ban        166*!    30.80     166 v Pak at Mirpur 2015

  87         (+15)      Shuvagata Hom  Ban        161*!    52.62     161 v Pak at Mirpur 2015


All-rounders

Rank     (+/-)         Player               Team     Points    HS Rating

   1           ( - )          Shakib Al Hasan Ban        380        419 v Zim at Khulna 2014

   2           ( - )          V. Philander          SA           341*      376 v Aus at Cape Town 2014

   3           ( - )          R. Ashwin              Ind          318*      419 v WI at Mumbai 2013

   4           ( - )          M. Johnson           Aus         291        384 v Eng at Cardiff 2009

   5           ( - )          Stuart Broad         Eng         259        382 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2012

*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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