Dimuth moves to 11th in ICC Test Player Rankings
2021-05-06 at 14:34
Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne has closed in on a top-10 spot in the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings after a successful second Test against Bangladesh in Kandy which his side won by 209 runs to clinch the two-match series 1-0.
The opening batsman struck 118 and 66, moving up four slots to 11th position in the list led by New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.
Karunaratne’s career-best ranking is sixth, attained in August 2019.
He is the top-ranked Test batsman from Sri Lanka with Angelo Mathews next in the list in 24th position.
Niroshan Dickwella moved up four places to 31st, Oshada Fernando moved up 10 places to 58th and Lahiru Thirimanne 13 places to 60th.
Left-arm spinner Praveen Jayawickrama’s player of the match haul of 11 for 178, the best figures by a Sri Lankan on Test debut, sees him enter the rankings in 48th position.
Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal’s knocks of 92 and 24 helped him gain three places to reach 27th position while Mushfiqur Rahim and captain Mominul Haque inched up a slot each to reach 21st and 30th positions, respectively, in the latest men’s weekly update that includes the first Test between Zimbabwe and Pakistan.