DUBAI - The latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings update have been revealed Thursday.
In the batsmen’s rankings, Azhar rose one position to cement joint ninth place on the table with New Zealand’s middle-order batsman Henry Nicholls. There is no other Pakistan cricketer in the top ten Test batsmen in the world.
Meanwhile in the bowlers rankings, Shah is dropped down one spot to number 10 on the table.
Apart from Shah, pacer Mohammad Abbas in the only other Pakistan bowler — ranked number four — among the top ten Test bowlers of the world.
Also captains Virat Kohli of India and Kane Williamson of New Zealand have consolidated their positions in the rankings, even as Tom Latham, Angelo Mathews and Nathan Lyon have made considerable gains.