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Sam Curran and Jack Leach move up the ICC rankings

Following the conclusion of the one-off Test at Lord’s on Friday, England and Ireland players have moved up in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings.

England's Stuart Broad celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of Ireland's Andy McBrine

England's Stuart Broad celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of Ireland's Andy McBrine
©Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

  • Broad advances one spot to 18th, Murtagh, Rankin and Balbirnie among those to gain for Ireland
  • Winning The Ashes will help Australia overtake England in the team rankings

England players Sam Curran and Jack Leach have made significant gains in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings after a 143-run victory over Ireland in their one-off Test at Lord’s even as they prepare to host Australia for the Ashes series starting on Thursday.

In a low-scoring Test that saw Ireland earn the early honours, spinner Leach’s knock of 92 on being promoted to open the innings after coming in at No.11 in the first innings, has seen him not only win the Player of the Match award but also gain 57 places to reach 117th position.

 England's Jack Leach

England's Jack Leach
©Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Jack Leach top-scored for England in the second innings, making a brilliant 92 as a nightwatchman

Curran has gained in all three lists, moving up three places to 52nd among batsmen after scores of 18 and 37 and advancing six places to 67th with a first-innings haul of three for 28. His efforts have also lifted him eight places to 23rd among all-rounders.

Stuart Broad has moved up one place to 18th after finishing with seven wickets in the match, while Chris Woakes’s second innings haul of 6/17 has helped him retain 33rd position among bowlers.

 Ireland, who ensured a dramatic start to the four-day Test as they bowled England out for only 85, saw quite a few of their bowlers move up the rankings. New-ball bowler Tim Murtagh has gained 25 places to reach 41st position after his impressive haul of 5/13 in the first innings while Stuart Thompson (up 11 places to 53rd) and Boyd Rankin (up 21 places to 84th) have advanced in the bowlers’ list.

 

England's Chris Woakes celebrates taking the wicket of Ireland's James McCollum

England's Chris Woakes celebrates taking the wicket of Ireland's James McCollum
©Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Chris Woakes was England's star bowler, returning 6/17 on Day 3

In the ranking for batsmen, Andy Balbirnie (up 27 places to 115th), Paul Stirling (up 18 places to 144th) and opener James McCollum (up eight places to 147th) have made their way up.

England’s players will get a chance to improve their rankings in the upcoming Ashes when they take on some of the best in the business.

England captain Joe Root slipped a place to seventh after the Test against Ireland but will be hoping to work his way towards the top while new-ball bowler James Anderson will be looking to wrest back the top place from Australia’s Pat Cummins after missing the one-off Test at Lord’s.

Australia’s Steve Smith and David Warner, currently in fourth and sixth positions, too have the chance of improving their rankings, while Nathan Lyon will be looking to move up again after being overtaken by Broad.

 

Tim Murtagh reacts after England's first innings

Tim Murtagh reacts after England's first innings
©Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Tim Murtagh became the first Ireland bowler to take a five-for in Tests

In the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings, England remain in the fourth position and on 105 points after winning the match while Ireland have yet to win a point after three matches.

In the upcoming Ashes, Australia will overtake England to the fourth position with a series win while England can gain up to six points and move up the table.

 

Series scenarios:

 

England win 5-0 – England 111 points, Australia 90 points

England win 4-0 – England 110, Australia 92

England win 3-0 or 4-1 – England 109, Australia 93

England win 2-0 – England 108, Australia 95

England win 1-0 or 3-2 – England 106, Australia 96

Australia win 5-0 – Australia 108, England 97

Australia win 4-0 – Australia 107, England 98

Australia win 3-0 or 4-1 – Australia 105, England 99

Australia win 2-0 – Australia 104, England 100

Australia win 1-0 or 3-2 – Australia 102, England 102 (Australia ahead on decimals)

MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings (as of 27 July, after the one-off England-Ireland Test):

Rank

Team

Points

1

India

113

2

New Zealand

111

3

South Africa

108

4

England

105

5

Australia

98

6

Sri Lanka

94

7

Pakistan

84

8

West Indies

82

9

Bangladesh

65

10

Zimbabwe

16


*Afghanistan and Ireland have Test status but have not played enough matches to figure on the rankings table

(Developed by David Kendix)

MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings (as of 27 July, after the one-off England-Ireland Test)

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

Highest Rating

1

( - )

Virat Kohli

India

922

53.76

937 v Eng at Southampton 2018

2

( - )

K Williamson

NZ

913

53.38

915 v Ban at Hamilton 2019

3

( - )

C Pujara

India

881

51.18

888 v SL at Nagpur 2017

4

( - )

Steve Smith

Aus

857

61.37

947 v SA at Durban 2018

5

( - )

Henry Nicholls

NZ

778*!

45.75

778 v Ban at Wellington 2019

6

(+1)

David Warner

Aus

756

48.20

880 v NZ at Perth 2015

7

(-1)

Joe Root

Eng

741

49.03

917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015

8

( - )

A Markram

SA

719*

43.80

759 v Aus at Johannesburg 2018

9

( - )

Q de Kock

SA

718

39.31

802 v NZ at Hamilton 2017

10

( - )

Faf du Plessis

SA

702

42.95

734 v India at Centurion 2018


Other selected rankings

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

Highest Rating

11

( - )

U Khawaja

Aus

682

42.53

747 v Pak at Sydney 2017

20

( - )

Travis Head

Aus

644*!

51.00

644 v SL at Canberra 2019

46

( - )

Shaun Marsh

Aus

540

34.31

675 v SA at Durban 2018

52

(+3)

Sam Curran

Eng

521*

31.81

566 v SL at Galle 2018

115=

(+27)

Andy Balbirnie

Ire

270*!

24.33

270 v Eng at Lord's 2019

117

(+57)

Jack Leach

Eng

260*!

21.14

260 v Ire at Lord's 2019

144

(+18)

Paul Stirling

Ire

175*!

17.33

175 v Eng at Lord's 2019

147

(+8)

J McCollum

Ire

171*!

18.25

171 v Eng at Lord's 2019


Bowlers (top 10)

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

Highest Rating

1

( - )

Pat Cummins

Aus

878*!

22.02

878 v SL at Canberra 2019

2

( - )

J Anderson

Eng

853

26.93

903 v India at Lord's 2018

3

( - )

K Rabada

SA

851

21.77

902 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2018

4

( - )

V Philander

SA

813

21.64

912 v India at Johannesburg 2013

5

( - )

Neil Wagner

NZ

801!

27.51

801 v Ban at Wellington 2019

6

( - )

R Jadeja

India

794

23.68

899 v Aus at Ranchi 2017

7

( - )

Trent Boult

NZ

787

27.54

825 v Eng at Lord's 2015

8=

( - )

Jason Holder

WI

770*

27.69

778 v Eng at Antigua 2019

 

( - )

M Abbas

Pak

770*

18.86

838 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2018

10

( - )

R Ashwin

India

763

25.43

904 v Eng at Mumbai 2016


Other selected rankings

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

Highest Rating

13

( - )

J Hazlewood

Aus

728

27.14

863 v India at Bengaluru 2017

15

( - )

Mitchell Starc

Aus

719

28.20

805 v SA at Durban 2018

18

(+1)

Stuart Broad

Eng

699

28.77

880 v SA at Johannesburg 2016

19

(-1)

Nathan Lyon

Aus

690

32.24

774 v Eng at Adelaide 2017

24=

(+1)

Moeen Ali

Eng

622

36.24

633 v WI at Edgbaston 2017

36

( - )

Peter Siddle

Aus

448

30.28

816 v Eng at Old Trafford 2013

41

(+25)

Tim Murtagh

Ire

391*!

16.38

391 v Eng at Lord's 2019

53

(+11)

S Thompson

Ire

317*!

20.40

317 v Eng at Lord's 2019

67

(+6)

Sam Curran

Eng

252*

30.05

342 v India at The Oval 2018

84

(+21)

Boyd Rankin

Ire

153*!

38.00

153 v Eng at Lord's 2019


All-rounders (top five)

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Highest Rating

1

( - )

Jason Holder

WI

439/*

448 v Eng at Antigua 2019

2

( - )

S Al Hasan

Ban

399

489 v Aus at Mirpur 2017

3

( - )

R Jadeja

India

387

438 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017

4

( - )

Ben Stokes

Eng

350

395 v WI at Lord's 2017

5

( - )

V Philander

SA

326

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

For more information on player rankings, please click here.