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Pakistan on the march in the ICC ranking after Galle win

Latest Update: June 21, 2015 | 276 Views
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DUBAI: A career best bowling performance by Yasir Shah inspired Pakistan to a 10-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the first Test which concluded in Galle on Sunday.

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The 29-year-old leg-spinner, playing in what was only his eighth Test, claimed match figures of nine wickets for 155 runs to move up six places to 14th in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers as Misbah-ul-Haq’s men produced a fine all-round display over Angelo Mathews’ side.

According to the ICC, There was also a positive rankings gain for Yasir’s team-mate Wahab Riaz, who took five for 120 in the match, to move up 11 places to 41st in the process. For Sri Lanka, Dilruwan Perera has moved up three places to 25th after the off-spinner claimed match figures of four for 153, while Dhammika Prasad claimed three for 101 to vault four places to a career high 52nd.

In the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen, Pakistan’s Younus Khan as moved up one place to fifth after scoring 47 but the biggest mover from the match was his team-mate Asad Shafiq whose 131, in scoring his seventh Test century, boosted him seven places to 12th. Wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed’s first innings score of 96 moved him up five places to a career high 16th, though, conversely, Azhar Ali has fallen six places to 19th. Several Sri Lanka batsmen also enjoyed significant gains with Kaushal Silva (up eight places to a career high 33rd following scores of 125 and 5), Dinesh Chandimal (up two places to 47th) and Dimuth Karunaratne (up eight places to 49th to break into the top 50 for the first time in his career) leading the way.

Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan continues to lead the all-rounder rankings on 381 points and he holds a 40 point lead over South Africa’s Vernon Philander.

The action moved to Colombo on Thursday with Sri Lanka bidding to square the three-match series, while Pakistan has a chance to win the series.

The Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings predictor function is available here. The Test rankings table, unlike the ODI & T20I tables, is updated after the series.

Forthcoming Tests:

Sri Lanka v Pakistan
25-29 June – 2nd Test, Colombo
3-7 July – 3rd Test, Kandy
Reliance ICC Test Championship table (as on 21 June, after first Test between Sri Lanka-Pakistan)

Rank Team Points
1 South Africa 130
2 Australia 111
3 New Zealand 99
4 India 97
5 England 97
6 Pakistan 97
7 Sri Lanka 96
8 West Indies 81
9 Bangladesh 41
10 Zimbabwe 5

Reliance ICC Test Player Rankings (as on 21 June, after first Test between Sri Lanka-Pakistan)

Batsmen (top 10)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave HS Rating
1 ( – ) Steven Smith Aus 913! 56.23 913 v WI at Jamaica 2015
2 (+1) AB de Villiers SA 908 52.09 935 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2014
3 (-1) K. Sangakkara SL 899 58.43 938 v Eng at Kandy 2007
4 ( – ) Hashim Amla SA 891 52.78 907 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013
5 (+1) Younus Khan Pak 834 53.71 880 v SL at Lahore 2009
6 (+1) Joe Root Eng 815 54.11 872 v NZ at Lord’s 2015
7 (+1) Kane Williamson NZ 813 45.70 860 v Eng at Lord’s 2015
8 (-3) Angelo Mathews SL 802 50.26 877 v NZ at Christchurch 2014
9= ( – ) Misbah-ul-Haq Pak 757 48.82 842 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2014
(+1) David Warner Aus 757 46.82 880 v Ind at Adelaide 2014
Selected rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave HS Rating
12 (+7) Asad Shafiq Pak 746! 43.66 746 v SL at Galle 2015
16 (+5) Sarfraz Ahmed Pak 715*! 49.95 715 v SL at Galle 2015
19 (-6) Azhar Ali Pak 709 43.73 753 v SL at Pallekele 2012
33 (+8) Kaushal Silva SL 583*! 36.75 583 v Pak at Galle 2015
34 (-1) M. Hafeez Pak 580 39.45 609 v Ban at Khulna 2015
38 (+2) Ahmed Shehzad Pak 546* 48.12 554 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2014
47 (+2) D. Chandimal SL 508* 43.00 571 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013
49 (+8) D. Karunaratne SL 502*! 34.00 502 v Pak at Galle 2015
78 (+6) L. Thirimanne SL 362*! 26.65 362 v Pak at Galle 2015

Bowlers (top 10)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave HS Rating
1 ( – ) Dale Steyn SA 905 22.55 909 v WI at Centurion 2014
2 ( – ) James Anderson Eng 824 29.42 847 v WI at Barbados 2015
3 ( – ) Trent Boult NZ 814 27.12 825 v Eng at Lord’s 2015
4 ( – ) Ryan Harris Aus 810 23.52 870 v SA at Cape Town 2014
5 (+1) M. Johnson Aus 803 27.58 849 v Pak at Dubai 2014
6 (+1) Stuart Broad Eng 782 29.77 783 v WI at Lord’s 2012
7= (-2) Rangana Herath SL 780 29.95 851 v Pak at Colombo (SSC) 2014
(+1) V. Philander SA 780 21.95 912 v Ind at Johannesburg 2013
9 ( – ) Morne Morkel SA 727 29.35 776 v Aus at Cape Town 2011
10 ( – ) Tim Southee NZ 713 31.63 799 v WI at Jamaica 2014

Selected rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave HS Rating
14 (+6) Yasir Shah Pak 667*! 26.19 667 v SL at Galle 2015
19 (-4) Junaid Khan Pak 589* 30.48 652 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2014
25 (+3) Dilruwan Perera SL 516* 30.90 531 v Pak at Galle 2014
33 (+3) Zulfiqar Babar Pak 454* 36.17 501 v NZ at Dubai 2014
35 ( – ) M. Hafeez Pak 432*! 33.80 432 v SL at Galle 2015
41 (+11) Wahab Riaz Pak 389*! 31.51 389 v SL at Galle 2015
52 (+4) D. Prasad SL 330*! 48.20 330 v Pak at Galle 2015

All-rounders

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts S Rating
1 ( – ) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 381 419 v Zim at Khulna 2014
2 ( – ) V. Philander SA 341*/ 376 v Aus at Cape Town 2014
3 ( – ) R. Ashwin Ind 336*/ 419 v WI at Mumbai 2013
4 ( – ) M. Johnson Aus 283 384 v Eng at Cardiff 2009
5 ( – ) Stuart Broad Eng 267 382 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2012