Career best ranking for Shai Hope
Oct.25 (CRICKETNMORE) - Shai Hope and Roston Chase have continued to head in the right direction in the latest ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen after wrist-spinner Devendra Bishoo spun the Windies to a 117-run victory over Zimbabwe in the first Test in Bulawayo on Tuesday.
Hope scored 90 not out and 44, while Chase contributed 31 and 95 as the Windies scored 219 and 373. For this performance, Hope has been rewarded with a jump of seven places that has put him in a career-high 24th place, while Chase has gained four places and now sits in 37th spot.
23-year-old Hope has recently been one of the most impressive and consistent batsmen on the international cricket circuit. He had started the three-Test series against England in 99th rank and ended in 30th place.
With the form he is in, Hope has an outstanding chance to finish the Zimbabwe tour inside the top 20 as he trails 20th-ranked Usman Khawaja of Australia by just eight points.
18th-ranked Kraigg Brathwaite remains the Windies’ highest-ranked batsman, though his lead over Hope has been trimmed to just 14 points.