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ICC Rankings: Mohammad Abbas Reaches Third Position in Just 10 Tests

Cricketnext Staff |October 22, 2018, 8:44 AM IST
ICC Rankings: Mohammad Abbas Reaches Third Position in Just 10 Tests

Just ten Tests into his career, Pakistan pacer Mohammad Abbas has reached the third position in the ICC rankings for Test bowlers. Abbas has achieved the feat after twin five-wicket hauls in the second Test against Australia, which helped Pakistan win by 373 runs and take the series 1-0.

Abbas, who Dale Steyn predicted to be a No. 1 bowler in the future, started the series in 21st position and has jumped 18 places after picking up 17 wickets in the two Tests. He now has 59 wickets from 10 Tests at an average of 15.64 and strike-rate of 38, with as many as four five-wicket hauls.

Abbas also went past 800 rating points, joining Yasir Shah and South African pacer Vernon Philander in achieving the feat in 10 Tests. He is just the 10th Pakistani bowler to cross 800 rating points, with Yasir, Fazal Mahmood, Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Mushtaq Ahmed, Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammad Asif and Saeed Ajmal being the others.

Incredibly, only three bowlers have breached the 800 rating point mark in fewer Tests; England’s Tom Richardson (1896), Australia’s Charlie Turner (1892) and John Ferris (1892), who played for both England and Australia.

Pakistan’s 1-0 series win helped them gain seven points in the rankings for Test teams. They’re now in seventh position with 95 points, just two behind sixth-placed Sri Lanka.

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Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
AUS
5 4 1 0 8 +0.81
2
NZ
4 3 0 1 7 +2.16
3
ENG
4 3 1 0 6 +1.55
4
IND
3 2 0 1 5 +0.53
5
SL
5 1 2 2 4 -1.77
6
WI
4 1 2 1 3 +0.66
7
SA
5 1 3 1 3 -0.20
8
BAN
4 1 2 1 3 -0.71
9
PAK
4 1 2 1 3 -1.79
10
AFG
4 0 4 0 0 -1.63

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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