Zim players move up in ICC rankings

HARARE — Their historic Test win over Pakistan has propelled Zimbabwe’s cricketers to best-ever ICC rankings with skipper Brendan Taylor zooming up 15 rungs to be at a career-best 25th in the latest list issued yesterday.

Taylor’s rise came following knocks of 51 and 27 in the Harare Test, which Zimbabwe won by 24 runs on Saturday. Also moving up on the batting list was Hamilton Masakadza, who is now at 66th (up by 40 places) after his knocks of 75 and 44.

For Zimbabwe, player-of-the-match Tendai Chatara is now in a career—best 55th spot (up by 21) in the latest Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers after his match figures of six for 105, including a match—winning spell of five for 61 in the second innings.

Tinashe Panyangara, who had figures of three for 43 and one for 43, is at a best-ever 62nd (up by 25).

Meanwhile, Abdur Rehman has moved up two places to 11th after his figures of three for 47 and two for 40 in the match.

The other Pakistan bowler to move up is Junaid Khan, who is now at a career-best 32nd (up by two).

The Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers is still headed by South Africa’s Dale Steyn, with teammate Vernon Philander in second place.


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