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Bishoo jumps into top 50


Bishoo jumps into top 50

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WEST INDIES’ leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo has jumped into the top 50 of the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers, following an outstanding bowling performance in the first cricket Test against Australia in Dominica last week.

Bishoo has climbed ten places from 53rd to 43rd after a convincing bowling performance landed him with first innings figures of six for 80.

The 2011 ICC Emerging Player of the Year leapfrogged team mates Jason Holder (50th) and Shannon Gabriel (51st) in the latest rankings released by the ICC.

Meanwhile, West Indies middle order batsman Marlon Samuels has moved up two places in the ICC Player Rankings for batsmen. Samuels, who top-scored for West Indies with 74 in their second innings against Australia now shares 28th spot with Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan.

Also, West Indies Test debutant Shane Dowrich, who scored 15 and 70, against Australia, has entered in 75th position. In the Reliance ICC Team Ranking, Australia are in second place with a rating of 108 points, while the West Indies remain in eighth spot with 84. (EZS)