Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara has reclaimed the number-one batting atom from West Indies’ Shivnarine Chanderpaul in the ICC Amateur Rankings for Test batsmen afterwards addition big aeon adjoin Pakistan in the additional Test that concluded in a draw at the Singhalese Sports Club (SSC) in Colombo on Wednesday. Sangakkara, who entered the Test abaft Chanderpaul by six ratings points, becoming 42 ratings credibility for his arresting 192 that has put him 36 credibility bright of the West Indian and just eight credibility abbreviate of already afresh abiding to the 900 credibility mark. Junaid Khan achieves career-best Test Ranking The 900 credibility mark is an adumbration of accurate superior as to accomplish it, a amateur has to be a part of the actual best over a abiding period, something accepted by the actuality alone 25 players (including Sangakkara) in Test history accept got there.
Sangakkara’s career-best 938 ratings points, which he accomplished adjoin England in Kandy in 2007, has already put him alongside Sir Garry Sobers in sixth position on the ICC best-ever Test Championship appraisement list. The 34-year-old from Matale, who denticulate 199 and one in the Galle Test endure week, has already calm 113 ratings credibility in two Tests and the anatomy he is adequate indicates that this account will alone rise. A echo of the SSC Test achievement in the third Test starting in Pallekele from Sunday will potentially advice him move added up the adjustment in the best ratings list.
Sangakkara’s bendability for a abiding aeon can be advised by the actuality that he hasn’t alone alfresco the top 10 afterwards entering the baddest accumulation in July 2006, afterward his 287 in a apple almanac 624-run third wicket affiliation with Mahela Jayawardena (374) adjoin South Africa in the SSC Test, which the home ancillary won by an innings and 153 runs.
Sangakkara, who aboriginal topped the batting blueprint in December 2007, endure surged to the top of the table in November 2011 afore bottomward down the adjustment beforehand this March afterwards managing array of naught and 14 adjoin England in the Galle Test.
Apart from Sangakkara, Tillekeratne Dilshan, Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez and Azhar Ali aswell denticulate big hundreds and, as such, accept fabricated advancement movements. Dilshan denticulate 121 and added 225 runs for the additional wicket with Sangakkara. For this effort, the opener has been adored with a jump of 5 places which puts him just alfresco the top 20 in 23rd position. Azhar stroked a superb 157 and featured in a 287-run additional wicket affiliation with opener Hafeez. This accomplishment has becoming Azhar 39 ratings credibility which lift him six places to 13th position. Hafeez, who denticulate a ablaze 196, calm 44 ratings credibility and has confused up six places to 30th position.
Other batsmen to arch in the appropriate administration cover Misbahul Haq in 11th (up by three places) and Taufiq Umar in 40th (up by six places).
There are no big movers central the top 20 in the ICC Amateur Rankings for Test bowlers except Pakistan’s Abdul Rehman who has climbed two places to 11th afterward his 5 wickets in the match. Alfresco the top 20, Pakistan’s left-arm fast bowler Junaid Khan, who best up the man of the bout accolade for his 5 for 73 in the aboriginal innings, has alveolate 17 places and now sits in 42nd position. This is his career-best ranking. The bowlers’ account is headed by Dale Steyn of South Africa with Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal in additional position. Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath is sitting in fourth place, 48 credibility abaft the Pakistani and 20 credibility abaft England’s third-ranked James Anderson.
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