New Highs for Shami and Agarwal in Test Rankings

New Highs for Shami and Agarwal in Test Rankings
New Highs for Shami and Agarwal in Test Rankings
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Mohammed Shami and Mayank Agarwal played starring roles in India's big win over Bangladesh in the first Test in Indore.

India fast bowler Mohammed Shami and opening batsman Mayank Agarwal have reached career-best positions in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings after contributing in an innings and 130-run victory over Bangladesh in the first Test in Indore.

Shami’s bowling figures of three for 27 and four for 31 have lifted him eight places to seventh position. His 790 rating points are the third best for an India pace bowler with only Kapil Dev (877) and Jasprit Bumrah (832) having recorded more points.

Agarwal has reached 11th position after his player of the match effort of 243 in India’s only innings. The 28-year-old has reached 691 rating points after scoring 858 runs in his first eight Tests. Only seven players have scored more runs than him in their first eight Tests – Don Bradman (1210), Everton Weekes (968), Sunil Gavaskar (938), Mark Taylor (906), George Headley (904), Frank Worrell (890) and Herbert Sutcliffe (872).

In other significant movements for India after they secured a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has advanced four slots to reach joint-35th position among batsmen while fast bowlers Ishant Sharma (20th) and Umesh Yadav (22nd) have moved up one slot each. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin remains among the top 10 bowlers while moving back to fourth position among all-rounders.

For Bangladesh, Mushfiqur Rahim’s knocks of 43 and 64 have helped him gain five places and reach 30th position while Liton Das has moved up from 92nd to 86th position. Among bowlers, fast bowler Abu Jayed, who took four wickets in Indore, has advanced 18 slots to take 62nd position after only six Tests.

Meanwhile, India strengthened their position in the ICC World Test Championship standings by reaching 300 points. They are yet to concede a point, having gained a full 120 points each in their three-Test home series against South Africa and two-Test series in the West Indies.

Each Test of the ongoing two-match series is worth 60 points since the 120 points up for grab in a series are evenly distributed over the number of matches in a series. The points range from 60 points for each match of a two-Test series to 24 for each match of a five-Test series.

Sri Lanka and New Zealand are on 60 points each after drawing their two-match series 1-1 while England and Australia are on 56 each after their five-match Ashes series ended 2-2. The West Indies and South Africa failed to get any points in their opening series.

Pakistan will play their first WTC series against Australia starting later this week. The first match of the two-Test series starts in Brisbane on Thursday while the second Test, a day-night fixture, will be played in Adelaide from 29 November.

The top two teams at the end of the league will play the final in the UK in June 2021 with the winners crowned the World Test Champions.

MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings (as of 17 November, after the Indore Test)

Batsmen (top 10)

Rank                               

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

Highest Rating

   1

( - )

Steve Smith

Aus

937

64.56

947 v SA at Durban 2018

2

( - )

Virat Kohli

India

912

54.35

937 v Eng at Southampton 2018

3

( - )

K Williamson

NZ

878

52.22

915 v Ban at Hamilton 2019

4

( - )

C Pujara

India

790

49.43

888 v SL at Nagpur 2017

5

( - )

A Rahane

India

759

43.66

825 v NZ at Indore 2016

6

( - )

Henry Nicholls

NZ

749

44.25

778 v Ban at Wellington 2019

7

( - )

Joe Root

Eng

731

47.91

917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015

8

( - )

Tom Latham

NZ

724!

44.03

724 v SL at Colombo (PSS) 2019

9

( - )

D Karunaratne

SL

723

36.93

754 v SA at Colombo (SSC) 2018

10

( - )

Rohit Sharma

India

701

47.11

722 v SA at Ranchi 2019

 

Other selected rankings

Rank                                 

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

Highest Rating

11

(+7)

M Agarwal

India

691*!

71.50

691 v Ban at Indore 2019

30

(+5)

M Rahim

Ban

600

35.05

658 v Aus at Chittagong 2017

35=

(+4)

R Jadeja

India

571!

35.92

571 v Ban at Indore 2019

86

(+6)

Liton Das

Ban

394*

24.00

398 v WI at Jamaica 2018

 

Bowlers (top 10)

Rank                          

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

Highest Rating

1

( - )

Pat Cummins

Aus

908

21.45

914 v Eng at Old Trafford 2019

2

( - )

Kagiso Rabada

SA

839

22.50

902 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2018

3

( - )

Jason Holder

WI

814!

27.26

814 v India at Jamaica 2019

4

( - )

J Bumrah

India

802*

19.24

835 v WI at Jamaica 2019

5

( - )

J Anderson

Eng

798

26.94

903 v India at Lord's 2018

6

( - )

Trent Boult

NZ

795

27.35

825 v Eng at Lord's 2015

7

(+8)

M Shami

India

790!

26.95

790 v Ban at Indore 2019

8

(-1)

Neil Wagner

NZ

785

27.51

801 v Ban at Wellington 2019

9

(-1)

V Philander

SA

783

22.16

912 v India at Johannesburg 2013

10=

(-1)

Kemar Roach

WI

780!

26.94

780 v India at Jamaica 2019

 

( - )

R Ashwin

India

780

25.31

904 v Eng at Mumbai 2016

 

Other selected rankings

Rank                       

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

Highest Rating

20

(+1)

Ishant Sharma

India

665

33.44

677 v WI at Jamaica 2019

21

(-1)

Nathan Lyon

Aus

657

32.30

774 v Eng at Adelaide 2017

22

(+1)

Umesh Yadav

India

623

31.45

624 v SA at Ranchi 2019

62=

(+18)

Abu Jayed

Ban

257*!

36.06

257 v India at Indore 2019

 

All-rounders (top five)

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Highest Rating

1

( - )

Jason Holder

WI

472!

472 v India at Jamaica 2019

2

( - )

R Jadeja

India

417

438 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017

3

( - )

Ben Stokes

Eng

387

411 v Aus at Headingley 2019

4

(+1)

R Ashwin

India

318

492 v Eng at Mohali 2016

5

(-1)

V Philander

SA

315

377 v SL at Galle 2018


*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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