Younis Khan rises to fifth in ICC rankings for test batsmen- Younis Khan, the former captain of the Pakistan Cricket Team, has risen to fifth ranking in ICC rankings for test batsmen. The Pakistan’s famous player is once again back among the world’s top five batsmen which is a really commendable achievement. He managed to score double century against England. His double century was scored in the fourth and final Test against England and this helped him to get his position back in top five.
Younis Khan became the first Pakistani to score 9,000 runs in the Test cricket a year before, i.e, on 24th October, 2015 and this year has brought him an even more special accomplishment of being in the top five batsmen all over the world. With his sixth double century of 218 runs in the event, he successfully helped to set up Pakistan’s 10-wicket win on Sunday, which drew the four-match series with England at 2-2. It was the fourth test at The Oval cricket ground, Kennington, South London. Although it drew the series, but made Younis regain his position.
The 38-year-old cricketer was at the fifth position when he started the series but unfortunately, he was pushed out of the top 10 which was followed by his third test at Edgbaston when he moved to the ninth position. Younis shared 11th position with Ajinkya Rahane, the Indian cricketer, going into the final Test. But his scores in The Oval gave him the 5th position. The latest ICC ranking, released on Monday (August 15), is led by Steve Smith, the captain of the Australian national cricket team.
Player: Younis Khan
Change in ranking: +7
Rating points: 845
Highest rating: 880 v SRI, Lahore 2009
He is a talented player and is growing stronger even at the age of 38. We wish him all the best and wish to see him increase his rankings!