Saeed Ajmal and Abdul Rehman were rewarded after their performance in the second Test enabled them to move up in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test bowlers.
Ajmal rose one spot to number two, while Rehman is in ninth place after moving up five places and is in the top 10 for the first time. Ajmal now trails number-one ranked Dale Steyn of South Africa by 84 points. This is the first time in 23 years that two Pakistan spinners figure inside the top 10. In September 1988, Abdul Qadir was ranked fifth and Iqbal Qasim was placed 10th.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 30th, 2012.
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