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Yasir Shah Back in Top 10 of ICC Rankings After Record 14-Wicket Haul

Cricketnext Staff |November 28, 2018, 5:56 PM IST
Yasir Shah Back in Top 10 of ICC Rankings After Record 14-Wicket Haul

Yasir Shah’s match-winning heroics in the second Test against New Zealand on Tuesday has thrust him back among the top 10 in the latest ICC Rankings.

The leg-spinner played a central role in Pakistan's win by an innings and 16 run-victory at Abu Dhabi, with figures of 8/41 and 6/143. This helped him jump nine spots to hold the 10th position in the latest Test Rankings for bowlers.

England pacer James Anderson, who picked up just one wicket in two Tests in the recently-concluded series against Sri Lanka, conceded the top slot to South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada.

New Zealand seamer Trent Boult went down two spots to No.8, with Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins and Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin moving up to six and seven respectively.

Bangladesh’s Taijul Islam, who picked up 18 wickets in the two Tests against Zimbabwe, rose six spots to No.21.

There were no major movements in the top 10 Test batsmen, with only Dinesh Chandimal swapping No. 10 for No.11 with Usman Khawaja following the Sri Lankan missing out on the final two Tests due to injury.

Pakistan’s three best-performing batsmen in Abu Dhabi gained plenty, with Azhar Ali, who scored 81 in Pakistan’s only innings, gaining three places to get to No.12.

Haris Sohail, who hit 147, went up 33 spots to No.38 and Babar Azam, who scored 127*, got to No.39.

Mominul Haque’s centuries in consecutive Tests at home placed him at No.24.

Among the all-rounders it was Ben Stokes, who put in good performances in Sri Lanka, slotted above Ashwin at No.5 just behind Shakib Al Hasan, Ravindra Jadeja, Jason Holder and Vernon Philander.

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Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

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 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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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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