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Prabath Jayasuriya leaped 13 slots to a career-best 19th in the bowling list of the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings following his 10-wicket haul against Ireland this past week. His performance, alongside centuries from teammates captain Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal and Sadeera Samarawickrama, helped Sri Lanka to a whopping innings and 280-run victory in the first of the two-match series in Galle.
Jayasuriya spun his way from 32nd place in the rankings to his personal best and rating points of 869.
In the batting list, Sri Lanka captain Karunaratne’s 179 runs from 235 balls advanced him one spot to ninth with 783 points, while Chandimal and Mendis rose to 14th and 42nd respectively.
Ireland’s Harry Tector shot up 21 slots to his own career-best 69th in the batting list with 444 rating points.
In the Ravichandran Ashwin-led bowling list, Mendis rose three spaces to 32nd, while Vishwa Fernando gained four places to 59th.
In the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings, the top three positions did not move in spite of the three-match T20I series between Pakistan and New Zealand in Lahore. Number three, captain Babar Azam continues to move closer to second spot, currently held in the safe hands of his teammate Mohammed Rizwan.
Babar smashed a spectacular and unbeaten 101 from just 58 deliveries in the second match to notch up his batting ratings points to 769, sliding him nearer to Rizwan, who sits on 798 points.
The pair trail India batting star, Suryakumar Yadav, who leads comfortably with 906 ratings points.
Other gains have been made by Pakistan all-rounder Iftikhar Ahmed, who has risen 11 spaces to number 44 on the batting list and five slots to 25th in the all-rounders list.
New Zealand skipper Tom Latham soared 87 spots to 66th in the batting rankings, while his teammate Mark Chapman also rose significantly from 119th to 83rd.
In other ranking news, Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan remains at the helm of the bowling list, while Pakistan’s Haris Rauf and Shaheen Shah Afridi made the most noteworthy gains to 11th and 15th respectively, with Blackcaps’ Ish Sodhi right behind rising to 16th from 20th position.