Pakistan's Yasir tops test rankings after Lord's heroics

Bayliss ponders spin options ahead of second Pakistan Test

Bayliss ponders spin options ahead of second Pakistan Test

Yasir came into the Lord's Test at fourth position, behind Anderson, India's Ravichandran Ashwin and England's Stuart Broad. "We'll use that as motivation".

Amir removed the key wicket of captain Alastair Cook in the first innings, and then finished off England's resistance on Sunday as he destroyed Jake Ball's stumps to spark joyous scenes from the Pakistan fans. It's united them and shows what a challenge we've got.

"That might bite you boys", Bresnan said on Twitter.

The results were so dire the army stepped in and shipped the team to the Army School of Physical Training in Abbottabad.

"The boot camp will help improve chemistry between the players".

"And I think, I hope he'll perform like that, and proves to everybody (that he can) just be really a good man, a good cricketer and good human being now".

Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has knocked England's James Anderson off the top of the International Cricket Council Test rankings in the aftermath of his match-winning heroics at Lord's. Anderson did not play the game because he was recovering from a shoulder injury.

Chris Woakes was another significant gainer in the latest rankings.

Cook admitted there being a "bitter taste" in the dressing room after losing to a side that was drastically unfit only two months ago.

And with Ben Stokes, who has become something of a talisman for this young side, also surely slotting back into the side at Old Trafford, England will be an altogether different prospect for Pakistan to handle.

"He's part of the team that has won the test match, it will be one of the memorable days of his life and from here he can start his career again", Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said.

The second Test starts on July 22 at 8pm (AEST).

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