ICC rankings: Pakistan players outshine others

Pakistan bowler Yasir Shah, center right, celebrates his wicket with teammates against England batsman Jonny Bairstow during their test match at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. (AP Photo)

The Pakistan players have reaped high rewards for their performances against England in the second test match as most of the players have improved their rankings considerably. The recent ranking has been released by the ICC during the early hours of Tuesday.

Leg spinner Yasir Shah has reached a career best second position in test matches after his eight wickets in the Dubai test match which concluded yesterday.

Middle order batsman Younis khan who is breaking records after records has now slotted himself in the top five batsman after he jumped to fifth spot having scored a century and a fifty against England. Capatin Misbah-ul-Haq has also moved up five places to reach the 11th spot after having notched up high scores of 87 and 102 in the second test match.

Pakistan’s most successful number six batsman Asad Shafiq has moved to his best position of number 12 in ICC rankings and the likes of Kohli and Ross Taylor are behind him in the list.

Man of the match Wahab Riaz has helped himself towards the 35th spot in bowlers rankings as he jumped a massive 9 places in the rankings.

English batsman Joe Root has regained his top spot as world’s number one test batsman as he moved slightly ahead of the Australian skipper Steven Smith but he will need another good performance in Sharjah to strengthen his place at the top.