The two key players of Pakistan national cricket team, Saeed Ajmal and Younis khan have improved their Test rankings after showing an outstanding performance against Zimbabwe in the first test match at Harare. International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the latest Test rankings of the player on Sunday.
The spin bowler Saeed Ajmal and the experienced middle-order batsman Younis Khan have jumped-up in the rankings due to their match winning performances against Zimbabwe in the first Test match. Saeed Ajmal had taken 11 wicket for 118 runs which has helped him to move up one place at the third position among the Test bowlers according to the ICC Ranking. Saeed Ajmal lost his third position earlier this year to the Sri Lankan bowler Rangana Herath, but now with his good performance against Zimbabwe Ajmal has gained 36 rating points and has regained his third position among the bowlers.
“Saeed, Younis improve ICC Test ranking”
A remarkable innings of Younis Khan has moved him two places up in the ICC Ranking of Test batsman’s. Younis Khan played a very crucial innings of 200 runs for his team which has also enabled him to move at the sixth place among the Test batsman’s according to the ICC ranking. He was previously ranked at the 8th position. The Pakistan Captain Misbah-ul-Haq has also improved his ranking by moving one place up to the 15th position among the batsman’s.
The ICC Ranking for Test bowlers is being led by two South African bowlers Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander. If Saeed Ajmal can keep his good momentum going in the second Test match then he will be able to grab the second position leaving behind the South African bowler Vernon Philander.
The classic player from South Africa, Hashim Amla is at the first position in the ICC Ranking for Test batsman, followed by the West Indian Shivnarine Chanderpaul and another South African batsman AB de Villiers holds the third position. In overall Test team rankings Pakistan is at the fourth position behind South Africa, England and India.