Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has achieved his career-best ranking in the International Cricket Council Player Rankings for Test bowlers after producing a man-of-the-match performance in the second Test.
Ajmal had figures of three for 45 and five for 68, which have helped him become the highest-ranked Pakistan bowler in the 16th position after jumping eight places. Ajmal’s spin partner Abdul Rehman also gained two places and is now in the 29th position, while left-arm fast-bowler Junaid Khan has vaulted 21 places to claim the 46th position. Batsman Azhar Ali climbed to the 27th spot in the batsmen’s rankings.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 31st, 2011.
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