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Dubai heroics propel Yasir to top 10 in ICC rankings
New Zealand tour of the UAE

Dubai heroics propel Yasir to top 10 in ICC rankings

Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah vaulted himself to No.10 spot in the ICC rankings for Test bowlers following an impressive show against New Zealand at Dubai.

Yasir recorded figures of 8/41 and 6/143 making it a total of 14 wickets in the Test match.

Pakistan batsmen gained rise from the bounce back in Dubai, including Azhar Ali, who scored 81 in Pakistan’s only innings, and gained three places to get to No.12, while Haris Sohail, who struck 147, moved up to 38th spot. Babar Azam, who scored his maiden Test hundred, got to No.39 (up 24 places).

After picking only one wicket in the first two Tests against Sri Lanka, James Anderson slipped down to the second spot and was replaced by South Africa paceman, Kagiso Rabada.

Trent Boult went down two spots to eighth rank, allowing Pat Cummins and Ravichandran Ashwin to move up to six and seven respectively.

Ross Taylor and Mushfiqur Rahim slipped a bit within the top 25, but Jonny Bairstow, Henry Nicholls, Jos Buttler and Kusal Mendis all moved up, while Mominul Haque’s centuries in consecutive Tests took him up 11 places to just inside the top 25 at No.24.