Pakistan’s Mohammad Abbas.to emerge as World's No 1 Test bowler
ISLAMABAD - Mohammad Abbas was the hero of Pakistan’s series-clinching win over Australia in the Abu Dhabi Test, and also the star of the latest Test match rankings.
It was the Abbas show in Abu Dhabi all right. In the first Australia innings, he led the way with 5/33 to help Pakistan take a 137-run lead. Then, after the batsmen had set Australia 538 to win, he scythed through the top and middle order on his way to figures of 5/62.
Abbas’ tally after 10 Tests is 59. He’s already bagged four five-fors in Test cricket and this was his first 10-wicket haul in a match. No surprise then that he has dashed up the ICC Test Player Rankings link for bowlers, all the way from No.14 to No.3 with career-best rating points of 829.
Only James Anderson and Kagiso Rabada are ahead of him, with 899 and 882 points.