Yasir Shah claims the number 1 spot in ICC Test rankings

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Yasir Shah number 1 test bowler

Pakistan’s crafty leg-spinner Yasir Shah is the new number 1 Test bowler as per the latest ICC Test Rankings. Yasir, who won the man of the match award for his 10 wickets in the first Test of the ongoing series against England, dethroned England’s ace fast bowler James Anderson to claim the number 1 spot. Yasir Shah picked up 10 wickets in the match against the English team and also got his name on the honours board after the leggie bagged 6/72 in the first innings. The leg spinner followed the first innings performance with another 4-for in the second where he claimed figures of 4/69.

ICC Test Rankings For Bowlers 

Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team     Pts         Avge      HS Rating

   1         (+3)       Yasir Shah           Pak        878*!    23.00    878 v Eng at Lord’s 2016

   2         ( – )        R. Ashwin            Ind         871!      25.39    871 v SA at Delhi 2015

   3         (-2)        James Anderson  Eng        868        28.33    884 v SL at Durham 2016

   4         (-1)        Stuart Broad        Eng        859        28.34    880 v SA at Johannesburg 2016

   5         ( – )        Dale Steyn           SA         841        22.53    909 v WI at Centurion 2014

   6         ( – )        Ravindra Jadeja   Ind         789*!    23.76    789 v SA at Delhi 2015

   7         ( – )        Trent Boult          NZ         757        29.14    825 v Eng at Lord’s 2015

   8         ( – )        Josh Hazlewood  Aus        741*     25.77    792 v WI at Hobart 2015

   9         ( – )        Morne Morkel     SA         724        29.33    776 v Aus at Cape Town 2011

  10        ( – )        Vernon Philander SA         717        22.08    912 v Ind at Johannesburg 2013

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