Mohammad Abbas jumps to No. 3 in ICC Test bowlers ranking

Annette Crawford
October 22, 2018

Pakistan off-spinner Bilal Asif is another bowler to gain in the latest ranking update, advancing 17 slots to 52nd position, while Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has gained 17 slots among batsmen after his knocks of 94 and 81 in the second Test. On the other hand, Australia have slipped from third to the fifth position.

The 28-year-old also crossed 800 rating points, matching Yasir Shah and South Africa all-rounder Vernon Philander who also reached the milestone in 10 Tests.

(Web Desk) - Pakistan's pace sensation Mohammad Abbas has made his presence felt among the cricket fraternity after he ripped through Australian batting line-up with 17 wickets in just two Tests.

Australia are set to play three T20s against Pakistan starting next week, and the decision to hold over fellow quick Peter Siddle as back-up suggests Starc is unlikely to play in the white-ball fixtures.

Khawaja, who was man of the match during the drawn first Test in Dubai, had initially been expected to miss only a couple of overs.

Abbas only made his Test debut for Pakistan in April past year against the West Indies, but has a prolific first-class career where he has picked up 384 wickets at an average of 20.10 since making his debut for Sialkot back in February 2009.

Several other global cricketers, both past and present took notice of Abbas' impressive spell.

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