Mehidy Hasan in Top 20 Rankings for Test Bowlers for the first time in his Career

Mehidy Hasan Bangladesh
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Mehidy Hasan has become Bangladesh’s highest-ranked bowler in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Player Rankings for Test Bowlers after a stellar performance in the second Test against the Windies, which his side won by an innings and 184 runs on Sunday.

The 21-year-old off-spinner has leapfrogged Shakib Al Hasan (21st) and Taijul Islam (22nd) to achieve a career-high ranking of 16th after his figures of seven for 58 and five for 59 provided him a lift of 14 places.

Mehidy, who featured in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016 held in Bangladesh, had started the series in 28th position, but had slipped to 30th after the Chittagong Test where he had managed only three wickets.

Mehidy is the only notable gainer in the bowling table, which is headed by Kagiso Rabada of South Africa, and followed by James Anderson of England and Pakistan’s Mohammad Abbas.

Shakib may have lost the status of being his side’s highest-ranked bowler, but he has gained seven places to become his team’s highest-ranked batsman.

Shakib scored 80 in his only innings, which has moved him from 28th to 21st position, five places ahead of Mominul Haque, who has dropped two places to 26th position.

Mushfiqur Rahim has plummeted seven places to 28th, but Mahmudullah has vaulted 15 places to a career-high 48th following his contribution of 136 in Bangladesh’s total of 508.

The only good news for the Windies was the movement of Shimron Hetmyer. Hetmyer, who led his side to the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup title in Bangladesh in 2016, has leaped 28 places to 52nd following scores of 39 and 93.

There is no change to the top-20 batting list, which is headed by India’s Virat Kohli. Steve Smith of Australia and Kane Williamson of New Zealand are second and third, respectively.

Meanwhile, top-ranked India take on fifth-ranked Australia in a four-Test series, which starts in Adelaide on Thursday, 6 December. India are on 116 points, while Australia are on 102 points. This difference of 14 points means India are expected to win the series comfortably and their failure to do so will result in the Asian side losing points.

If India win the series 4-0, they will move to 120 points while Australia will drop to 97 points. However, if the series result is reversed, then Australia will move into No.1 position on 110 points and India will slip to third on 108 points (0.065 behind England).

For India to successfully defend the top ranking, they will have to draw at least one Test. A 3-0 series result in Australia’s favour will mean the Asian side will be on 109 points and the home side will be on 108 points, while a 3-1 series win for Australia means they will finish on 107 points and India will end on 111 points.

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Series schedule:

 

6-10 December – 1st Test, Adelaide

14-18 December – 2nd Test, Perth

26-30 December – 3rd Test, Melbourne

3-7 January – 4th Test, Sydney

MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Test Team Rankings (following the conclusion of Bangladesh v Windies series, before the start of Australia-India Test series)

Rank Team Points
1 India 116
2 South Africa 108
3 England 106
4 New Zealand 102
5 Australia 102
6 Sri Lanka 97
7 Pakistan 95
8 West Indies 70 (-6)
9 Bangladesh 69 (+8)
10 Zimbabwe 13
11 Afghanistan 00
12 Ireland 00


(Developed by David Kendix)

MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings (as on 3 December, following the conclusion of Mirpur Test, before the start of Australia-India Test series)

BATSMEN (top 20)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Avge 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 876 50.42 893 v Aus at Perth 2015
4 ( - ) Joe Root Eng 807 50.44 917 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 753 37.6 754 v SA at Colombo (SSC) 2018
8 ( - ) Dean Elgar SA 724 41.05 784 v Aus at Johannesburg 2018
9 ( - ) Aiden Markram SA 703* 47.27 759 v Aus at Johannesburg 2018
10 ( - ) Usman Khawaja Aus 699 43.83 747 v Pak at Sydney 2017
11 ( - ) D. Chandimal SL 695 44.28 755 v Win at St Lucia 2018
12 ( - ) Azhar Ali Pak 683 44.47 787 v Aus at Melbourne 2016
13 ( - ) Ross Taylor NZ 682 46.59 871 v Win at Hamilton 2013
14 ( - ) Hashim Amla SA 673 47.23 907 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013
15 ( - ) Faf du Plessis SA 665 42.33 734 v Ind at Centurion 2018
16 ( - ) Jonny Bairstow Eng 653 37.71 772 v SA at Old Trafford 2017
17 ( - ) Henry Nicholls NZ 644*! 36.07 644 v Pak at Dubai 2018
18 ( - ) Jos Buttler Eng 635! 36.76 635 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2018
19 ( - ) Ajinkya Rahane Ind 633 41.4 825 v NZ at Indore 2016
20 ( - ) Kusal Mendis SL 627 36.11 693 v Win at St Lucia 2018

 

BOWLERS (top 20)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Avge Highest Rating
1 ( - ) Kagiso Rabada SA 882 21.71 902 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2018
2 ( - ) James Anderson Eng 874 26.98 903 v Ind at Lord's 2018
3 ( - ) M. Abbas Pak 829* 16.62 838 v NZ 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 ( - ) Pat Cummins Aus 784* 23.81 800 v SA at Johannesburg 2018
7 ( - ) R. Ashwin Ind 777 25.44 904 v Eng at Mumbai 2016
8 ( - ) Trent Boult NZ 772 28.07 825 v Eng at Lord's 2015
9 (+1) Yasir Shah Pak 752 28.23 878 v Eng at Lord's 2016
10 (-1) Jason Holder Win 751* 28.5 766 v Ind at Hyderabad 2018
11 (+1) Josh Hazlewood Aus 744 26.84 863 v Ind at Bengaluru 2017
12 (-1) Shannon Gabriel Win 742 29.73 757 v Ban at Jamaica 2018
13 ( - ) Neil Wagner NZ 740 28.49 785 v Win at Wellington 2017
14= ( - ) Nathan Lyon Aus 706 32.21 774 v Eng at Adelaide 2017
  ( - ) Tim Southee NZ 706 30.82 799 v Win at Jamaica 2014
16 (+14) Mehidy Hasan Ban 696*! 29.78 696 v Win at Dhaka 2018
17 (-1) Stuart Broad Eng 694 29.04 880 v SA at Johannesburg 2016
18 (-1) Mitchell Starc Aus 693 28.52 805 v SA at Durban 2018
19 (-1) Keshav Maharaj SA 692* 27.65 695 v Zim at Port Elizabeth 2017
20 (-1) Dilruwan Perera SL 689! 31.49 689 v Eng at Colombo (SSC) 2018


ALL-ROUNDERS (top five)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Highest Rating
1 ( - ) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 415 489 v Aus at Mirpur 2017
2 ( - ) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 400 438 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017
3 (+1) Vernon Philander SA 370 378 v SL at Galle 2018
4 (-1) Jason Holder Win 365 /* 381 v Ind at Hyderabad 2018
5 ( - ) Ben Stokes Eng 342 396 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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