England and Zimbabwe players make impressive gains in World Rankings

Sri Lanka’s left-arm spinner Rangana Herath has retired
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The 34th-ranked Masakadza becomes the longest-serving Test cricketer following Herath’s retirement; Taijul achieves career-high bowling ranking.

England and Zimbabwe cricketers have surged in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings, which were released on Saturday morning and incorporates player performances from the Galle and Sylhet Tests.

The England duo of Keaton Jennings and Ben Foakes are the biggest gainers in the batting chart.

Jennings, who scored 46 and 146 not out in his side’s 211-run victory over Sri Lanka, has vaulted 41 places to claim 46th position, while Foakes has entered the rankings in 69th spot following his 107 and 37, that also earned him the Player of the Match award.

Sam Curran and Ben Stokes have also made upward movements among batters. Curran has moved up nine places to a career-high 35th position following his 48 in the first innings, while Stokes has moved up three places to 28th after scoring seven and 62

In the bowling table, Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid have headed in the right direction. Ali’s eight for 137 in the match has moved him up four places to 27th, while Rashid’s three wickets have lifted him three places to 41st.

The biggest mover in the latest bowling table from the Galle Test was Dilruwan Perera, who has returned to the top-20 in 19th position after jumping five places following his figures of five for 75 and two for 94.

Sri Lanka’s left-arm spinner Rangana Herath has retired in eighth position after slipping one place. He took one for 78 and two for 59. Herath finished his career with 433 wickets in 93 Tests.

A number of Zimbabwe cricketers, led by captain Hamilton Masakadza, have been rewarded for their outstanding performances in the Sylhet Test in which they beat Bangladesh by 151 runs.

Masakadza, who has now become the longest-serving Test cricketer with the retirement of Herath, scored 52 and 48 and, as such, he earned a gain of 12 places to claim 34th position in the batting table. Sean Williams, who was declared Player of the Match for his 88 and 20, has risen 17 places to 77th position. Peter Moor is the other notable mover, gaining six places to sit in 86th position following his contribution of 63 not out in the first innings.

In the bowlers’ list, fast bowler Kyle Jarvis has achieved a career-high ranking of 60th after his three wickets lifted him 13 places, while Sikandar Raza has gained five places and is now on a career-best 70th spot following his six wickets. Brandon Mavuta’s four wickets in the second innings have helped him enter the rankings in 81st position.

The only consolation for Bangladesh was the gains made by Taijul Islam, who has leaped five places to 31st position. Taijul had figures of six for 108 and five for 62.

 

Virat Kohli of India leads the batting chart, while England’s James Anderson is the number-one ranked Test bowler.

 

MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings (as on 10 November, after Galle and Sylhet Tests)

 

BATSMEN (top 10)

 

Rank      (+/-)      Player   Team     Points   Avg        Highest Rating

1              ( - )         Virat Kohli           Ind         935         54.57     937 v Eng at Southampton 2018

2              ( - )         Steve Smith        Aus        910         61.37     947 v SA at Durban 2018

3              ( - )         Kane Williamson               NZ          847         50.35     893 v Aus at Perth 2015

4              ( - )         Joe Root              Eng         808         50.53     917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015

5              ( - )         David Warner    Aus        803         48.2        880 v NZ at Perth 2015

6              ( - )         C. Pujara              Ind         765         49.54     888 v SL at Nagpur 2017

7              ( - )         D. Karunaratne SL            725         36.82     754 v SA at Colombo (SSC) 2018

8              (+1)        Dean Elgar           SA           724         41.05     784 v Aus at Johannesburg 2018

9              (-1)         D. Chandimal     SL            709         44.28     755 v Win at St Lucia 2018

10           ( - )         Aiden Markram                SA           703*      47.27     759 v Aus at Johannesburg 2018

SELECTED RANKINGS

 

Rank      (+/-)      Player   Team     Points   Avg        Highest Rating

16           ( - )         Kusal Mendis     SL            634         36.62     693 v Win at St Lucia 2018

21           (+2)        Angelo Mathews             SL            623         43.51     877 v NZ at Christchurch 2014

22           (-1)         Jos Buttler           Eng         615!       35.97     615 v SL at Galle 2018

28           (+3)        Ben Stokes         Eng         587         33.9        664 v Win at Lord's 2017

31           (-3)         Mushfiqur Rahim             Ban        582         34.02     658 v Aus at Chittagong 2017

34           (+12)     H. Masakadza    Zim         568!       30.33     568 v Ban at Sylhet 2018

35           (+9)        Sam Curran         Eng         566*!     37.77     566 v SL at Galle 2018

43           (-5)         N. Dickwella       SL            533         30.46     576 v Ind at Kolkata 2017

44           (-9)         Mominul Haque               Ban        530         42.11     661 v Pak at Mirpur 2015

45           ( - )         Brendan Taylor Zim         523*      31.84     684 v Ban at Mirpur 2014

46           (+41)     Keaton Jennings               Eng         518*!     29.47     518 v SL at Galle 2018

47           ( - )         D. de Silva           SL            512*      37           612 v Zim at Harare 2016

48           (-5)         Moeen Ali           Eng         508         31.53     655 v SA at Old Trafford 2017

51           (-3)         Sikandar Raza    Zim         503*      36.63     547 v Win at Bulawayo 2017

69           (NEW)   Ben Foakes         Eng         443*!     72           443 v SL at Galle 2018

74           (-10)      Mahmudullah    Ban        434         29.16     523 v SL at Chittagong 2018

77           (+17)     Sean Williams    Zim         429*!     29.38     429 v Ban at Sylhet 2018

81           (-4)         D. Gunathilaka  SL            410*      25.9        414 v SA at Colombo (SSC) 2018

82           (-3)         Soumya Sarkar  Ban        400*      29.36     489 v SL at Colombo (PSS) 2017

84           (-4)         Kaushal Silva      SL            392         29.01     638 v Pak at Colombo (PSS) 2015

86           (+6)        Peter Moor        Zim         390*      33.61     391 v Win at Bulawayo 2017

88           (-7)         Liton Das              Ban        389*      25.73     398 v Win at Jamaica 2018

91           (-3)         Dilruwan Perera               SL            364         20.86     388 v Pak at Dubai 2017

92           (-2)         Regis Chakabva Zim         363*      27.75     418 v Ban at Chittagong 2014

95           (-2)         Kusal Perera       SL            343*      28.56     443 v Zim at Harare 2016

96           (NEW)   Ariful Haque       Ban        340*!     79           340 v Zim at Sylhet 2018

 

 

BOWLERS (top 10)

 

Rank      (+/-)      Player   Team     Points   Avg        Highest Rating

1              ( - )         James Anderson              Eng         896         26.89     903 v Ind at Lord's 2018

2              ( - )         Kagiso Rabada   SA           882         21.71     902 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2018

3              ( - )         M. Abbas             Pak         829*!     15.64     829 v Aus at Abu Dhabi 2018

4              ( - )         Vernon Philander            SA           826         21.54     912 v Ind at Johannesburg 2013

5              ( - )         Ravindra Jadeja                Ind         812         23.5        899 v Aus at Ranchi 2017

6              ( - )         Trent Boult         NZ          795         27.84     825 v Eng at Lord's 2015

7              (+1)        Pat Cummins     Aus        784*      23.81     800 v SA at Johannesburg 2018

8              (-1)         Rangana Herath                SL            782         28.07     867 v Zim at Harare 2016

9              ( - )         R. Ashwin            Ind         777         25.44     904 v Eng at Mumbai 2016

10           ( - )         Jason Holder      Win        766*!     28.5        766 v Ind at Hyderabad 2018

 

 

Selected rankings

 

Rank      (+/-)      Player   Team     Points   Avg        Highest Rating

19           (+5)        Dilruwan Perera               SL            658         32.36     674 v Zim at Harare 2016

27           (+4)        Moeen Ali           Eng         590         37.9        633 v Win at Edgbaston 2017

28           (-1)         Ben Stokes         Eng         581         33.29     596 v Win at Lord's 2017

29           (-1)         Suranga Lakmal SL            579         40.31     590 v SA at Galle 2018

31           (+5)        Taijul Islam          Ban        569*!     33           569 v Zim at Sylhet 2018

36           (-1)         Mehedi Hasan   Ban        516*      35.93     522 v Aus at Chittagong 2017

39           ( - )         Nuwan Pradeep               SL            428*      42.9        501 v Ind at Galle 2017

41           (+3)        Adil Rashid          Eng         387*!     39.68     387 v SL at Galle 2018

42           ( - )         Lahiru Kumara   SL            368*      36.87     379 v Win at Barbados 2018

43           ( - )         Kasun Rajitha     SL            363*      14.54     374 v Win at Barbados 2018

50           ( - )         Sam Curran         Eng         332*      23.78     342 v Ind at The Oval 2018

54           ( - )         L. Sandakan        SL            316*      36.83     322 v SA at Galle 2018

56           (-15)      Akila Dananjaya                SL            305*      24.21     403 v SA at Colombo (SSC) 2018

60           (+13)     Kyle Jarvis           Zim         285*      30.05     401 v Ban at Harare 2013

 

 

ALL-ROUNDERS (top five)

 

Rank      (+/-)      Player   Team     Points   Highest Rating

1              ( - )         Shakib Al Hasan                Ban        411         489 v Aus at Mirpur 2017

2              ( - )         Ravindra Jadeja                Ind         400         438 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017

3              ( - )         Jason Holder      Win        380 /*   381 v Ind at Hyderabad 2018

4              ( - )         Vernon Philander            SA           370         378 v SL at Galle 2018

   5=        ( - )         R. Ashwin            Ind         341         493 v Eng at Mohali 2016

                (+1)        Ben Stokes         Eng         341         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

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