Zaheer Khan rises in ICC rankings

Published: Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 16:39 [IST]
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Dubai: Zaheer Khan's man of the match effort in Bangalore has helped him jump seven places to 11th spot in the International Cricket Council's rankings for Test bowler. The 30-year-old took six wickets in the match, including 5-96 in the first innings.  Zaheer took six wickets in the drawn match, including 5-96 in the first innings.

Pacer Ishant Sharma also proved to be a tricky customer in Bangalore and has gained a place on the rankings for each of the seven wickets he took in the match. He now sits in 40th position and ready to make an assault on the top end of the ladder during the rest of the series.

Anil Kumble is not so fortunate as he has lost eight places in the bowling rankings, plummeting from 10th position to 18th. The India captain bowled 51 overs in the match without picking up a wicket.

VVS Laxman gains one place to 14th position but Virender Sehwag falls back one spot to 11th and Sachin Tendulkar drops back another place to 24th.

Australia's Mitchell Johnson is another big mover among the bowlers, gaining six places to the 34th spot after a good game for the 26-year-old Queenslander in which he claimed five wickets.


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