Mohammad Abbas reaches third ranking after just 10 Tests

Sayak Basu

Mohammad Abbas reaches third ranking after just 10 Tests

22 Oct 2018: Mohammad Abbas reaches third ranking after just 10 Tests

Pakistani pacer Mohammad Abbas put up a dazzling performance in the Test series, against Australia, in the United Arab Emirates.

Abbas picked up 10 wickets in the second Test as Pakistan created history by achieving their biggest victory ever in a 5-day match.

He now sits at third spot in the ICC Test rankings, only behind James Anderson (England), and Kagiso Rabada (South Africa).

Fact: Here is the list of top 10 ICC Test bowlers

James Anderson, Kagiso Rabada, Mohammad Abbas, Vernon Philander, Ravindra Jadeja, Trent Boult, Rangana Herath, Pat Cummins, Ravichandran Ashwin and Jason Holder.

Performance: His performance in the two Tests

Abbas took 10/95 in the second Test against Australia, guiding Pakistan to a 373-run victory.

He also grabbed four scalps in 23 balls after Pakistan had set up a 538-run target for the visitors.

Abbas was also exceptional in the first Test, notching up seven wickets.

Abbas was earlier ranked 14th, but his performance in this series saw him shoot up to third spot.

Career: His career till date: How has it been?

Abbas has played 10 Tests and picked 59 wickets.

His economy is 2.46, with the best of 5/33 in an innings.

Notably, in only 19 innings, he has grabbed four 5-wicket hauls.

Accurate with his line and length, Abbas isn't a speed express, but has the ability to extract movement.

He is the first pacer to take 9+ wickets in a Test in UAE.

Fact: Upcoming matches for the Pakistani cricket team

Pakistan and Australia will meet on October 24, 26 and 28 for three T20I matches. Sony Six and Sony Six HD will broadcast the matches live, and they can also be streamed on the Sony LIV website or application.