Australian offspinner Nathan Lyon’s exploits in Bangladesh, which saw him return with 22 wickets in the two-Test series, has elevated his position on the ICC Test player ranking to a career-best eighth – the first time that he has broken into the top 10, an International Cricket Council release revealed on Friday(September 8).
David Warner, who scored centuries in both Tests, shared the Player of the Series award with Lyon, and moved to fifth position in the player rankings for Test batsmen after scores of 8 and 112 in Dhaka and 123 and 8 in Chittagong. Warner added 152 runs with Peter Handscomb in the first innings, who moved up 15 slots to a career-best 24th.
Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim, moved up one place to reach 22nd position, while spinner Mehidy Hassan has moved up to 29th. Mustafizur Rahman, too, made gains.