Run-machine Yousuf up to second spot in LG ICC Player Rankings
Pakistan's Mohammed Yousuf has climbed to second place in the LG ICC
Rankings for Test batsmen after his memorable innings of 192 against the West Indies at Lahore this week.
Yousuf now has the highest number of ratings points of any Pakistani batsman in history, breaking the 900 barrier for the first time and surpassing Javed Miandad's highest ranking of 885, achieved in February 1989.
He is only the twentieth player in history to top 900 rating points, an indication not only of his quality but also of his current amazing run of form.
Yousuf is the leading run-scorer in the calendar year with 1315 runs from only nine matches. That haul includes six hundreds, one of them the 202 he made against England at Lord's in July.
The elegant right-hander has overtaken India captain Rahul Dravid in the LG ICC Player Rankings and only Australia's Ricky Ponting is now above him. Team-mate Younis Khan remains in fourth place in the listing.
Another big mover following the Lahore Test is Brian Lara, who scored 61 and 122, the first times he has passed 50 in a Test on Pakistan soil.
Those two contributions have lifted the West Indies captain up five places to number eight in LG ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen.
Yousuf's rise is good news for Pakistan but not so good is the slide of captain Inzamam-ul-Haq. He dropped five places to 12th in the batting ladder after collecting a duck at the Gaddafi Stadium.
i just saw a thread on this guy i was really shocked...is he better or what..like how did he got that 2nd place...i just totally read the whole thread...everyone was like against him..someone said he is weak against flat track some said he scores against weak teams..whats the whole scenario...can please someone define it