IPL: Indian Premier League 2009

Fawad biggest mover in rankings


fawadFawad Alam, who has entered the table in 52nd position after his 168 on his Test debut against Sri Lanka at Colombo, is the biggest mover in the latest Test rankings for batsman.

Fawad was the only batsman in the Pakistani batting line-up who reached three figures in the Test match which finished with a humiliating seven-wicket defeat on the third day of the match.

Mohammad Yousuf surrendered the top spot to Indian batsman Gautham Ghambir after a dismal show in the second Test. Yousuf, who returned to the batting table last week at number one position after a comeback century in the first Test at Galle, dropped four places to fifth position in the latest rankings which were released after the conclusion of the St Vincent and Colombo Tests.

Pakistan captain Younus Khan was able retain his second position in the rankings but by conceding 12 points following scores of 0 and 82, he has fallen nine points behind Gambhir who has gone ahead of both the Pakistan batsmen without hitting a ball for the first time in his 25-Test career in which he has scored 2,271 runs at an average of over 54.

Wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal has fallen two places to 33rd after scoring a meagerly 9 and 3 against Sri Lanka. Misbah-ul-Haq, who scored only three runs in the Colombo Test has miserably slipped eight places to 40th spot.

In the Test rankings for bowlers, Pakistanís fast bowler Umar Gul has gone up two places to 15th, Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath has gone up four places to 46th, Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has moved up 22 places to 54th while Sri Lanka fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara has rocketed 28 spots to 56th place.

Those who have failed to maintain their rankings include Sri Lanka spinner Ajantha Mendis, who has slipped one place to 29th and Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Aamer, who has fallen 10 places to 72nd position.
Source:Cricket News

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