Karunaratne moves up in rankings

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By 2017-10-12

Following Sri Lanka Test series win over Pakistan on Tuesday, Dimuth Karunaratne who scored 196 and seven has moved up nine places to 17th position, the first time he is in the top 20 in the latest ICC rankings.

Niroshan Dickwella has gained two slots to reach 39th position and all-rounder Dilruwan Perera has gained 10 slots to reach 76th position. Perera has also gained in the rankings for bowlers, his eight wickets in Dubai helping him gain three positions to reach 23rd position. Suranga Lakmal has also gained three places to reach 33rd position, while Kagiso Rabada has climbed two spots in the ICC Test rankings for bowlers to reach a career-best third place.

The South Africa fast bowler now has 876 ranking points, and sits behind James Anderson (896) and Ravindra Jadeja (884). R. Ashwin (852) and Rangana Herath (833) have now dropped to fourth and fifth.

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