Pakistani batting legend Younis Khan rose to No. 2 in the International Cricket Council rankings for Test batsmen after scoring a terrific 127 in the first innings of the second Test at Abu Dhabi. This is the former Pakistan skipper's highest rankings since becoming No. 1 in March 2009.

With 860 points, Khan leads England's Joe Root by eight points and trails Australia's Steven Smith by 46 points. Captain Misbah-ul-Haq broke into the top 10 after scoring 96 but that might change when England play Bangladesh in the second Test as Jonny Bairstow trails the 42-year-old by only five points.

The second-ranked Test side in the world had a lot more to cheer about as they took an unassailable lead in the Test series against the West Indies. Spin ace Yasir Shah climbed back into the top five, and is currently level on points with Stuart Broad after registering figures of 10/124. Shah is only two points behind another spin wizard, Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath, who will be captaining his team for the first time when his side faces Zimbabwe.