Broad, Woakes move up after Headingley win

England's Stuart Broad
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  • Buttler makes significant gain; Shadab gains in rankings for both batsmen and bowlers
  • Windies have a chance to improve standing in upcoming home series against Sri Lanka

It was the turn of England’s fast bowlers to make progress on the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings, putting up a fine show that helped score an innings and 55 runs victory over Pakistan in the second Test at Headingley to finish the two-match series at 1-1.

If player of the series Mohammad Abbas and left-arm bowler Mohammad Amir had made significant progress while helping Pakistan win the opening Test at Lord’s, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes have moved up the rankings after the second Test.

Broad’s figures of three for 38 and three for 28 have helped him gain two spots and move to 12th place, the position on which he had started the series while Woakes has gained one spot to reach 34th place after taking four wickets in the match. James Anderson’s five wickets have helped him gain three points to reach within five points of top-ranked Kagiso Rabada (897 points). 

Jos Buttler has moved up to 63rd position in the Test batsmen rankings
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Among their batsmen, Jos Buttler is the biggest gainer, as his player of the match effort of 80 not out has lifted him 19 places to 63rd position. Opener Alastair Cook (up one place to 13th), Dawid Malan (up one place to 60th) and Dominic Bess (up 23 places to 92) are the others to gain. 

For Pakistan, Abbas and Amir have retained their 20th and 32nd places respectively, while leg-spinning all-rounder Shadab Khan has moved up three places to 93rd among bowlers and 22 places to 108th among batsmen. Fast bowler Faheem Ashraf (up 18 places to 98th) and middle-order batsman Haris Sohail (up two places to 77th) are the other gainers in the latest rankings. 

Seventh-ranked Pakistan could have swapped places with fifth-ranked England had they managed to win the second Test but the result means there are no change of places on the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings with England losing one point and Pakistan gaining one. 

Pakistan's Mohammad Abbas, the Player of the Series, has retained his 20th position in the bowlers' chart
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In a series starting on Wednesday, the Windies play three Tests against Sri Lanka at home, with a chance to improve their position in the team rankings. A 2-0 or verdict could help ninth-placed Windies overtake Bangladesh while pulling Sri Lanka down from sixth to seventh position. 

Series scenarios: 

  • Sri Lanka win 3-0 – Sri Lanka 97 points, Windies 64
  • Sri Lanka win 2-0 – Sri Lanka 95, Windies 66
  • Sri Lanka win 1-0 – Sri Lanka 94, Windies 68
  • Drawn series – Sri Lanka 91, Windies 72
  • Windies win 1-0 – Sri Lanka 88, Windies 75
  • Windies win 2-0 – Sri Lanka 87, Windies 77
  • Windies win 3-0 – Sri Lanka 85, Windies 79

Series schedule:

6-10 June – 1st Test, Port of Spain

14-18 June – 2nd Test, Gros Islet

23-27 June – 3rd Test, Bridgetown 

The Test team rankings, unlike the ODI and T20I rankings, are updated after the end of the series and the Test predictor function is available here.

MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings (as of 4 June, after the England-Pakistan Test series)

Rank   

Team            

  Points

1

India

125

2

South Africa

112

3

Australia 

106

4

New Zealand

102

5

England

97 (-1)

6

Sri Lanka

94

7

Pakistan 

88 (+1)

8

Bangladesh

75

9

Windies 

67

10

Zimbabwe 

2

 

Also played: Ireland – 1 match, 0 points

Yet to play their first Test: Afghanistan.

(Developed by David Kendix) 

MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings (as of 4 June, after the Headingley Test):

Batsmen (top 10)

Rank

(+/-) 

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

 Highest Rating

1

( - )

Steve Smith

Aus

929

61.37

947 v SA at Durban 2018

2

( - )

Virat Kohli

Ind

912!

53.40

912 v SA at Johannesburg 2018

3

( - )

Joe Root

Eng

855

52.28

917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015

4

( - )

Kane Williamson

NZ

847

50.35

893 v Aus at Perth 2015

5

( - )

David Warner

Aus

820

48.20

880 v NZ at Perth 2015

6

( - )

C. Pujara

Ind

810

50.51

888 v SL at Nagpur 2017

7

( - )

Dean Elgar

SA

784!

42.58

784 v Aus at Johannesburg 2018

8

( - )

Aiden Markram

SA

759*!

55.55

759 v Aus at Johannesburg 2018

9

( - )

Hashim Amla

SA

726

48.03

907 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013

10

( - )

D. Chandimal

SL

722

43.75

746 v Ban at Chittagong 2018

 

Other selected rankings

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

Highest Rating

13

(+1)

Alastair Cook

Eng

686

45.65

874 v Ind at Kolkata 2012

60

(+1)

Dawid Malan

Eng

465*

29.00

505 v Aus at Sydney 2018

63

(+19)

Jos Buttler

Eng

456*

35.00

494 v NZ at Headingley 2015

77

(+2)

Haris Sohail

Pak

401*

36.44

416 v SL at Abu Dhabi 2017

92

(+23)

Dominic Bess

Eng

346*!

37.00

346 v Pak at Headingley 2018

96

(+4)

Keaton Jennings

Eng

337*

24.84

423 v Ind at Mumbai 2016

 

Bowlers (top 10)

Rank  

  (+/-) 

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

Highest Rating

1

( - )

Kagiso Rabada

SA

897

21.59

902 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2018

2

( - )

James Anderson

Eng

892

27.23

896 v Win at Lord's 2017

3

( - )

Vernon Philander

SA

845

21.46

912 v Ind at Johannesburg 2013

4

( - )

Ravindra Jadeja

Ind

844

23.73

899 v Aus at Ranchi 2017

5

( - )

R. Ashwin

Ind

803

25.56

904 v Eng at Mumbai 2016

6=

( - )

Morne Morkel

SA

800!

27.66

800 v Aus at Johannesburg 2018

 

( - )

Pat Cummins

Aus

800*!

23.81

800 v SA at Johannesburg 2018

8

( - )

Trent Boult

NZ

795

27.84

825 v Eng at Lord's 2015

9

( - )

Rangana Herath

SL

777

28.18

867 v Zim at Harare 2016

10

( - )

Neil Wagner

NZ

765

28.26

785 v Win at Wellington 2017

 

Other selected rankings

Rank

(+/-) 

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

Highest Rating

12

(+2)

Stuart Broad

Eng

742

28.89

880 v SA at Johannesburg 2016

34

(+1)

Chris Woakes

Eng

509*

34.45

609 v Pak at The Oval 2016

93

(+3)

Shadab Khan

Pak

121*!

48.25

121 v Eng at Headingley 2018

98=

(+18)

Faheem Ashraf

Pak

104*!

37.60

104 v Eng at Headingley 2018

113

(+20)

Dominic Bess

Eng

53*!

40.33

53 v Pak at Headingley 2018

 

All-rounders (top five)

Rank   

(+/-) 

Player 

Team

Pts

Highest Rating

1

( - )

Shakib Al Hasan

Ban

421

489 v Aus at Mirpur 2017

2

( - )

Ravindra Jadeja

Ind

391

438 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017

3

( - )

Vernon Philander

SA

372

376 v Aus at Cape Town 2014

4

( - )

R. Ashwin

Ind

368

493 v Eng at Mohali 2016

5

( - )

Ben Stokes

Eng

328/*

396 v Win at Lord's 2017

 

*indicates provisional rating; a batsman qualifies for a full rating after playing 40 Test innings; a bowler qualifies for a full rating when he reaches 100 Test wickets.

! indicates career-highest rating 

For more information on player rankings, please click here.

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