Yasir Shah retains 15th spot in ICC Test bowling rankings

Time & Us
Last Updated: October 4, 2017 at 1:36 am

lahore: Leg-spinner Yasir Shah’s eight wickets in the Abu Dhabi Test have helped him retain the 15th place in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Bowling Rankings.
Meanwhile, among Pakistan’s batsmen, debutant Haris Sohail has entered the ICC Test Player Rankings at a creditable 71st position with scores of 76 and 34 while opener Shan Masood gained six places to reach 105th position.
However, the first test was won by Sri Lanka by 21 runs on Monday to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
Shah’s compatriot Mohammad Abbas gained three slots to reach 42nd position, said an ICC press release issued here.
South Africa batsmen Hashim Amla and Dean Elgar have moved up the ICC Test Player Rankings after notching fine centuries in the first Test against Bangladesh in Potchefstroom, which their team won by 333 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
Amla’s move up one place to the 7th position while left-handed opener Elgar have lifted him four places to 12th position in the latest rankings.
Proteas captain Faf du Plessis has gained two places to reach 16th position while Temba Bavuma has moved up three places to reach a career-best 36th position.
Among their bowlers, pace bowler Kagiso Rabada has moved up one place to the 5th position while left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj’s seven wickets in the match have seen him gain five places to reach a career-best 18th position.
For Bangladesh, Mominul Haque has gained one slot to reach 37th rank among batsmen while Mahmudullah has moved up two places to take 52nd position.
Sri Lanka players have also made significant gains with captain Dinesh Chandimal gaining 13 slots to reach 20th position after scores of 155 not out and seven, opener Dimuth Karunaratne moving up five places to 26th place and Niroshan Dickwella moving up 20 places to take a career-best 41st position.
Dilruwan Perera (up one place to 26th), Nuwan Pradeep (up one place to 33rd) and Suranga Lakmal (up two places to 36th) are the ones to move northwards among their bowlers while Rangana Herath’s fine effort in the match has helped him gain ranking points but did not result in him moving up the table.
Herath, who achieved the milestone of 400 Test wickets with his 11-wicket match haul in Abu Dhabi, has gained 37 points to reach within six points of third-placed Ravichandran Ashwin of India.