Yasir and Younis move ahead

Yasir and Younis move ahead


Pakistan veteran overtakes Williamson, Root and Amla to sit second in the Test batting rankings. Pakistan veteran Younis Khan has jumped to second on the International Cricket Council’s Test batting rankings after helping his team seal a series win over West Indies on Tuesday.

Younis missed the opening Test of the series due to dengue fever, but returned with a bang in Abu Dhabi, scoring 127 and 29no in Pakistan’s 133-run victory. It was enough for the 38-year-old to leapfrog New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, England star Joe Root and South Africa’s Hashim Amla in the rankings. Only Australia captain Steve Smith sits above Younis in the rankings, still holding a hefty 46-point lead over his Pakistan rival.

It’s Younis’s highest ranking since 2009, when he held the No.1 spot after scoring a triple century in Lahore against Sri Lanka. Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq climbed one spot to 10th after scoring 96 in his team’s first innings, while two half-centuries propelled Asad Shafiq up two places to 14th.

For the Windies, left-hander Darren Bravo slipped out of the top 20 after being unable to replicate his first-Test heroics, while Kraigg Brathwaite jumped three places to 32nd after his fighting second-innings half-century.

Jermaine Blackwood’s 95 was enough to see him leap 11 places to 41st.

In the bowling charts, Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah’s match haul of 10-210 in Abu Dhabi saw him return to the top five, sitting level with England’s Stuart Broad in fifth place.


  1. This is very interesting, You are a very skilled blogger. I have joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your excellent post. Also, I ave shared your web site in my social networks!

  2. This deskgn is incredible! Yoou certainly қnow how to keep a reader entertained.
    Betѡeen yоur wit and yoսr videos, I was aⅼmoѕt moved to start my owwn blog (welⅼ, alm᧐st…HaHa!) Greаt job.
    І reаlly enjoyed ᴡһat you had to say, and ore than thɑt,
    hoѡ youu pгesented it. Too cool!

  3. I ɑm not sure wһere yߋu are gettinhg your info, but goⲟd topic.
    Ӏ needs to spend some tіme learning more or understanding moгe.
    Thanks for excellent info Ι was looкing for thіѕ informatіon for my mission.

  4. I’а†ve read various fantastic stuff here. Undoubtedly worth bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how a whole lot try you set to generate this form of great informative internet site.

  5. h2DSBN Your style is unique in comparison to other folks I have read stuff from. Thank you for posting when you ave got the opportunity, Guess I all just book mark this site.

  6. YvVOyD Wow, marvelous blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is magnificent, let alone the content!

  7. rprigr It’а†s in reality a nice and helpful piece of info. I am satisfied that you just shared this helpful info with us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Wow, marvelous blog layout! How long have you ever been blogging for? you made running a blog look easy. The total glance of your web site is fantastic, let alone the content!

  9. It as not that I want to duplicate your internet site, nevertheless I really like the layout. Might you allow me identify which propose are you using? Or was it principally designed?