ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's Azhar Ali has broken into the top 10 of ICC Test rankings for batsmen.
His hundred helped him skip two places to perch on the tenth spot in the rankings.
His fellow centurion Asad Shafiq also climbed one spot to No.21. Babar Azam, who made a fighting 51 in Pakistan’s second innings, also rose three places to No.35. ------------------------------ In the bowlers’ rankings, Pakistan’s ace fast bowler Mohammad Abbas dropped down to the fourth position after missing the final Test against New Zealand due to the shoulder injury. He swapped positions with South Africa’s Vernon Philander.
Leg-spinner Yasir Shah’s sublime form sees him remain in the top ten at No. 9, while off-spinner Bilal Asif climbed five places to No. 58.
There was no other movement in the top ten, with Kagiso Rabada maintaining his hold of the No. 1 position.