Khawaja moves to top ten in ICC Test ranking
In the updated Test player rankings for batsmen by the International Cricket Council, Australia’s Usman Khawaja has rested among top tens.
Jumping straightly above nine spots, Khawaja moved to No. 10 in the latest ICC Test player rankings, thanks to his splendid performance in Dubai against Pakistan.
Apart from Khawaja, the top ten remained unchanged with Indian skipper Virat Kohli reigning above all.
Usman Khawaja, 31, exhibited superlative resistance for Australia in Dubai, batted close to nine hours to save his team from being defeated by Pakistan.
He knocked 141 in the second innings. The Pakistani borne Australian also tapped with 85 in the first innings.
After the Test, his points tally stands at 719, far below to his career best 747.
With 936 points, Kohli crowns the list.
Steve Smith, Kane Williamson, Joe Root and David Warner are in the second to fifth position after Kohli.
India’s batting hero Prithvi Shaw, the debutant opener scored 134 entered into the list at no 73.
Ravindra Jadeja’s amazing comeback to the Test with an unbeaten 100 helped him earn career best 511 points. He was up six spots to No.51.
In the bowler’s list, Pakistani debutant Bilal Asif who created history taking six fer in the Australia’s first innings, entered into the chart at no 69. Bilal took 6 wickets for 36 in that occaision.
Other Pakistani bowler Mohammad Abbas who returned with 4/29 and 3/56 was joint 13th with Jason Holder after rising eight spots.
For India, Kuldeep Yadav, the young left-arm wrist-spinner gained 16 spots to reach at the 52nd position after picking up his first five-wicket haul in Tests. He took 5/57 in the Windies second innings.