Pakistans Yasir Shah scales number one spot in ICC Test rankings
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Posted on:23 Jul 2016 09:19:15
23 July 2016 Current Affairs:
Wrist spinner Yasir Shah has scaled the number spot in the ICC Test rankings, becoming the first Pakistani bowler to do so since Mushtaq Ahmed achieved the feat in December 1996.He reached the number-one spot after bowling Pakistan to a 75-run victory over England in the first Test at Lord’s .Yasir, who returned with figures of six for 72 and four for 69, has leapfroggedIndia spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and England’s fast bowling pair of James Anderson and Stuart Broad into the top spot after his achievement earned him 32 points.Yasir won the player of the match award in his first Test outside Asia and now leads Ashwin by seven points and Anderson by 10 points.Pakistan’s Rahat Ali, who took four wickets in the match, has also achieved a career-high ranking of 32nd after jumping three places, while Mohammad Amirhas returned to the rankings just inside the top 100 in 93rd position.Pakistan captain Mishab-ul-Haq, who scored his 10th Test century while scoring 114 in the first innings, has moved up one place to ninth, whilewicketkeeper/batsman Sarfraz Ahmed has gained two places and is now in 17th position.
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