Vettori moves up in ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers

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Dubai, Oct 30 (UNI) New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has gained two places in the ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers after good performances in the just-concluded series in Bangladesh.

The left-arm spinner recorded series figures of 14-199, including 5-66 in the rain-affected second Test in Mirpur, which has helped him climb two places to 12th in the bowlers' listing.

Fast bowler Iain O'Brien is the other big mover, gaining six places to the 40th spot after series haul of 8-95, including 3-31 in Mirpur.

From Bangladesh's perspective, fast bowler Mashrafe Mortaza has improved his ranking by one place and he now sits at the 41st position while left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak has improved two places to the 80th spot.

The list is headed by Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralidaran with Australia's Stuart Clark in second spot and Dale Steyn of South Africa in third position.

Vettori also gained ground on South Africa's Jacques Kallis in the Rankings for Test all-rounders but remains in second position with no changes affecting the top five of that category.

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