Leg-spinner Yasir Shah. - A file photo

PESHAWAR, 27 October: After outstanding performance in the second Test match against England, Pakistan’s leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been declared as the second highest- ranked bowler in the world.

For the first time, Yasir Shah has elevated to this position in his career. Yasir belonging to Swabi district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa got eight in Pakistan’s 178 runs victory, which has earned him 25 points. This has, in turn, enabled him to leave behind England’s James Anderson and Stuart Broad, and New Zealand’s Trent Boult.

According to latest ICC Test Players Rankings issued on Tuesday,  South African fast bowler Dale Steyn has secured first while James Anderson become third highest ranked bowler in Test cricket.

While amongst the list of successful Test batsmen,England Joe Root has regained the number-one batting ranking. Root scored 88 and 71 in the Dubai Test, which has helped him reclaim the top spot from Australia captain Steven Smith.

Pakistani batsmen have also improved their ranking after performing well in the first two Test matches against England in UAE. Younus has returned to the top five in fifth position following knocks of 56 and 118, Misbah has moved up five places to 11th following his scores of 102 and 87, and Asad Shafiq has achieved a career-high ranking of 12th after he scored 83 and 87

—Compiled from media Reports



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