Pakistan’s spin and pace combination of Abdur Rehman and Tanvir Ahmed have made upward movements in the latest ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers released by ICC at the end of the Hamilton Test which finished on Sunday.
Left-arm spinner Rehman, who recorded figures of 3-51 and 3-24 in the match, has jumped 13 places to 39th position while fast bowler Tanvir has been rewarded for his match figures of 4-83 with a leap of 16 places putting him just behind Rehman in 40th position.
Given Rehman and Tanvir are still in the qualification period for bowlers, it is likely that they will move even further up the ladder depending on how they perform in the second Test which starts in Christchurch on Saturday, January 15.
For bowlers, it is likely that they will move even further up the ladder depending on how they perform in the second Test which starts in Christchurch on January 15.
Wahab Riaz is the other bowler who has gained three places and now sits in 48th position as the top 38 positions remain unchanged with South Africas Dale Steyn leading the pack.
In ICC’s Test batting Rankings, Younis Khan has slipped two places to 19th position and Ross Taylor has dropped seven places to 25th spot.
Batsmen moving up the order include Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq in 36th (up by six places), Asad Shafiq in 58th (up by six places), Taufeeq Umar in 77th (up by 10 places) and Kane Williamson in 78th (up by five places).
India’s Sachin Tendulkar and Jacques Kallis of South Africa share the top batting spot with Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara in third position.