Misbah leads into top 20 of Test batsmen


Among West Indies players to reach career-best rankings, Captain and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has moved into the top 20 of ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen after gaining six spots following the match against West Indies in Kingston.

Misbah had an unbeaten 99 and 12 in the match and has previously held a career-best ranking of sixth in October 2013.

Misbah has already announced his decision to retire following the Test series against West Indies.

During the first match Misbah reached 5,000 runs.

Misbah notched unbeaten knocks of 99 and 12 to put himself in a position to further gain in the batsmen’s rankings, in which he attained a career-best sixth position in October 2013.

Younus, a former top-ranked batsman, has maintained his eighth position with innings of 58 and six.

Other notable Pakistani batsman who moved up the rankings are Sarfraz Ahmed who is at 24 and Babar Azan after gaining 14 places cracked the top 100 at 94.

Pakistani bowlers Yasir Shah and Muhammad Amir also saw their rankings improve after the Test win against West Indies. Shah who was the man of the match moved up one spot to 15 while Amir gained 13 slots to reach 42.

Source: online

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