ICC Rankings June 1, 2010

Tamim achieves career-best ranking

Cricinfo staff

Tamim Iqbal ignited the fourth day's play at Lord's with a second-innings 103 and has now jumped six places among the world's leading batsmen to No.25, his highest ranking.

Tamim hit 55 in the first innings of the opening Test, making it five scores over fifty in his last six Test innings against England. His reward is a place in the top 30 list of batsmen which is still headed by India's Virender Sehwag.

England captain Andrew Strauss has returned to the top 20, and is the only England player in that select group, after scores of 83 and 82 in England's eight-wicket victory. Steven Finn, man of the match at Lord's, is rewarded for his nine wickets with a 48-place jump but, still only at No.48, England's latest fast bowler is still very much at the beginning of his career.

The Lord's pitch did not offer much for the spinners and both Graeme Swann and Shakib Al Hasan suffered, Swann slipping two places to No.5 after his wicketless display and Shakib, Bangladesh's top-ranked bowler, falling to No.14.

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