Hasan, Nauman and Shaheen attain career-bests in ICC Men's Test Player Rankings

Hasan, Nauman and Shaheen attain career-bests in ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings

For Zimbabwe, Regis Chakabva has gained 16 slots to reach 81st place after scores of 33 and 80 while Luke Jongwe has entered the rankings in 133rd position.

Hasan Ali
Hasan Ali. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Pakistan bowlers Hasan Ali, Nauman Ali, and Shaheen Afridi have all achieved career-best positions in the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings after becoming the first trio from their country to grab five-wicket hauls in the same match.

Fast bowler Hasan Ali (5-27 in the first innings), left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Afridi (5-52 in the second innings) and left-arm spinner Nauman Ali (5-86 in the second innings) played important roles as Pakistan won the second Test against Zimbabwe in Harare by an innings and 147 runs to complete a 2-0 series win.

Hasan has moved up six places to 14th position, Shaheen is up nine places to 22nd and Nauman has gone from 54th to 46th position after registering only the sixth instance of three bowlers from one side finishing with five-wicket hauls in the same Test.

It was the first such instance in 28 years, the last one being when Australia’s Paul Reiffel, Shane Warne, and Tim May achieved the feat against England at Edgbaston in 1993.

Abid Ali gains big in the ICC Test Rankings

Meanwhile, opener Abid Ali’s player of the match performance of 215 not out has helped him advance 38 places to 40th among batsmen while Azhar Ali has gained four slots to reach 16th position after scoring 126. Nauman has also gained in this list, his quick 97 lifting him 35 places to 116th spot.

For Zimbabwe, Regis Chakabva has gained 16 slots to reach 81st place after scores of 33 and 80 while Luke Jongwe has entered the rankings in 133rd position. Fast bowler Blessing Muzarabani’s haul of three for 82 sees him advance four places to 51st. Tendai Chisoro is up 11 slots to 110th position.

Pakistan dished out a pounding to Zimbabwe in the two-match Test series. In both the matches, Zimbabwe was thrashed by an innings, as Pakistan rendered the hosts totally helpless. Right arm pacer Hassan Ali was awarded the Player of the Series Award for his exemplary performance with the ball in hand.

Here are the top 10 batsmen in Tests according to ICC Test rankings

S.No Player Country Rating
1 Kane Williamson New Zealand 919
2 Steve Smith Australia 891
3 Marnus Labuschagne Australia 878
4 Joe Root England 831
5 Virat Kohli India 814
6 Rishabh Pant India 747
7 Henry Nicholls New Zealand 747
7 Rohit Sharma India 747
9 David Warner Australia 724
10 Babar Azam Pakistan 714

Here are the top 10 bowlers in Tests according to the ICC Rankings

S.No Player Country Rating
1 Pat Cummins Australia 908
2 Ravichandran Ashwin India 850
3 Neil Wagner New Zealand 825
4 James Anderson England 822
5 Josh Hazlewood Australia 816
6 Tim Southee New Zealand 811
7 Stuart Broad England 792
8 Jason Holder West Indies 755
9 Kagiso Rabada South Africa 753
10 Mitchell Starc Australia 744

Here are the top 5 all-rounders in tests according to the ICC Rankings

S.No Player Country Rating
1 Jason Holder West Indies 423
2 Ben Stokes England 393
3 Ravindra Jadeja India 386
4 Ravichandran Ashwin India 353
5 Shakib al Hasan Bangladesh 338