Dubai: Zimbabwe’s historic Test win over Pakistan has propelled their cricketers to best-ever ICC rankings with captain Brendan Taylor zooming up 15 rungs to get to career-best 25th in the latest list issued on Sunday.
Taylor’s rise came following knocks of 51 and 27 in the second Harare Test, which Zimbabwe won by 24 runs, on Saturday.
Also moving up on the batting list was Hamilton Masakadza, who is now 66th — up by 40 places — after his knocks of 75 and 44. Pacer Tendai Chatara is now in a career-best 55th spot (up by 21) in the latest rankings for Test bowlers after his match-winning spell of five for 61 in the second innings.
Batsmen: 1. H. Amla (SA); 2. S. Chanderpaul (WI); 3. AB de Villiers (SA); 4. K. Sangakkara (SL); 5. M. Clarke (Aus); 6. Y. Khan (Pak); 7. C. Pujara (Ind); 8. J. Kallis (SA); 9. I. Bell (Eng); 10. A. Cook (Eng)
Bowlers: 1. D. Steyn (SA); 2. V. Philander (SA); 3. R. Herath (SL); 4. S. Ajmal (Pak); 5. R. Harris (Aus); 6. P. Siddle (Aus), G. Swann (Eng); 8. R. Ashwin (Ind); 9. J. Anderson (Eng); 10. S. Broad (Eng)