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Thursday, September 8, 2011

ICC Test rankings: Misbah in top-20 for first time

Pakistan cricket team captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been included for the first time in the top-20 batsmen at the ICC Test rankings and he has achieved the 17th position in the latest rankings.

According to the rankings updated after the Bulawayo Test, former Pakistan captain Younis Khan moved one grade ahead to the 15th position.

Young Azhar Ali went up from 37th to 34th position while Umar Akmal remained on 35th. Among Pakistani bowlers, Saeed Ajmal moved four grades up to 23rd while Aizaz Cheema joining the ICC Test rankings for the first time is on 50th position.

And another report says, Pakistani captain, Misbah-ul-Haq said that new players will get a chance during the ODI series against Zimbabwe. Pakistan will play its first match of the ODI series on Thursday.

Pakistan will play three ODIs against Zimbabwe, and according to the skipper the team will include new players. He said that winning was of the utmost important and the team will be selected with this in mind. Meanwhile the coach for Zimbabwe said that his team would provide stiff competition to Pakistan during the ODI series.

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