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ICC Take a look at Rankings: Dimuth Karunaratne, Tom Latham transfer up; Shaheen Afridi breaks into top-5



Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne has returned to the highest 10 within the newest launched Take a look at Participant Rankings by the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday.

Karunaratne was named ‘Participant of the Match’ in the opening Test against West Indies in Galle, because of his scintillating batting. The Lankan skipper had scores of 147 and 83 within the match, which helped him soar 4 locations to seventh, only one beneath his career-best sixth spot achieved in August 2019.

Aside from Karunarane, New Zealand opener Tom Latham has additionally joined the top-10 batters rankings after hitting half-centuries in each innings (95 and 52) of the lately concluded first Take a look at to avoid wasting a crucial draw for the Blackcaps against India in Kanpur.

Australian star Steve Smith has gained one place to amass the second place by changing Kane Williamson within the batters rankings headed by England Take a look at captain Joe Root. Indian stars Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have retained their fifth and sixth slots, respectively.

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has slipped one spot to achieve the eighth place, whereas Aussie opening batter David Warner has misplaced two positions to tenth.

Among the many bowlers, Pakistan speedster Shaheen Afridi has gained three spots to achieve his career-best fifth place.

Afridi was a star with the ball within the lately concluded first Take a look at towards Bangladesh. The left-arm pacer picked up seven wickets within the match that the visiting side won by eight wickets.

Equally, New Zealand all-rounder Kyle Jamieson has entered the top-10 after taking a three-wicket haul towards India within the Kanpur Take a look at. Jamieson jumped six locations to amass the ninth spot within the bowlers’ rankings headed by Pat Cummins.

Indian star Ravichandran Ashwin, who took six wickets within the Kanpur Take a look at to go previous Harbhajan Singh to become India’s 3rd highest wicket-taker in red-ball format, retained his second spot.

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