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Star Performers Make Impressive Gains

Star Performers Make Impressive Gains
Star Performers Make Impressive Gains
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Jonny Bairstow of England, Bangladesh’s Mominul Haque and Yasir Shah of Pakistan have made impressive gains in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings following match-winning contributions in their sides’ convincing victories earlier this week.

Bairstow’s 110 and 15 was the cornerstone of England’s 42-run victory over Sri Lanka in Colombo, which gave the visitors a 3-0 series win, Mominul scored 120 and 12 as Bangladesh defeated the Windies by 64 runs in Chittagong to lead the series 1-0, and Yasir recorded match figures of 14 for 184 as Pakistan bounced back in Dubai to level the series with New Zealand following an innings-and-16-run victory.

These performances not only earned the three cricketers players of the match awards, but are also reflected in the latest player rankings, which were released on Wednesday morning.

Bairstow has returned to the top-20 in 16th place after rising six places, Mominul is now just outside the top-20 in 24th place after moving up 11 places and Yasir is back in the top-10 in 10th position after jumping nine places.

A number of other players have improved their rankings, following impressive performances in the just-concluded Tests.

In the batting table, which Virat Kohli of India continues to lead, Azhar Ali has moved up three places to 12th, Kusal Mendis is 20th (up by eight places), Ben Stokes is 31st (up by five places), Roshen Silva is 48th (up by five places) and Shane Dowrich is 58th (up by seven places).

Meanwhile, New Zealand’s Henry Nicholls leads the pack of batsmen who have achieved career-high rankings. Nicholls is now ranked 17th (up by three places), Jos Buttler is 18th (up by three places), Haris Sohail is 38th (up by 33 places), Babar Azam is 39th (up by 24 places) and Ben Foakes is 50th (up by four places).

In the bowlers’ table, Kagiso Rabada has become the number-one bowler after England’s James Anderson lost one per cent of his points for missing the Colombo Test. This meant Anderson lost nine points and has now dropped eight points behind the South Africa fast bowler.

Anderson has snatched the number-one position from Rabada following the Lord’s Test against India in August in which he took match figures of nine for 43.

Apart from Yasir, other bowlers to move up the ladder are: Taijul Islam at a career-high 21st position (up six places), Stokes at 28th (up three places), Devendra Bishoo at 32nd (up two places), Adil Rashid at a career-best 36th (up two places), Jack Leach at 41st (up two places), Lakshan Sandakan at a career-high 45th (up 11 places) and Malinda Pushpakumara at 61st (up 15 places).

MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings post Sri Lanka and England Test series is available here

MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings (as on 28 November, after Chittagong, Colombo and Dubai Tests)

MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings (as on 28 November, after Chittagong, Colombo and Dubai Tests)

 

BATSMEN (top 30)

 

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        48.20    880 v NZ at Perth 2015

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

   7         ( - )         D. Karunaratne    SL          753       37.60    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        (+1)        Usman Khawaja   Aus        699        43.83    747 v Pak at Sydney 2017

  11        (-1)         D. Chandimal       SL          695        44.28    755 v Win at St Lucia 2018

  12        (+3)        Azhar Ali              Pak        683        44.47    787 v Aus at Melbourne 2016

  13        (-1)         Ross Taylor          NZ          682        46.59    871 v Win at Hamilton 2013

  14        (-1)         Hashim Amla       SA          673        47.23    907 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013

  15        (-1)         Faf du Plessis      SA          665        42.33    734 v Ind at Centurion 2018

  16        (+6)        Jonny Bairstow    Eng        653        37.71    772 v SA at Old Trafford 2017

  17        (+3)        Henry Nicholls      NZ          644*!     36.07    644 v Pak at Dubai 2018

  18        (+3)        Jos Buttler            Eng        635!      36.76    635 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2018

  19        (-2)         Ajinkya Rahane    Ind         633        41.40    825 v NZ at Indore 2016

  20        (+8)        Kusal Mendis       SL          627        36.11    693 v Win at St Lucia 2018

  21=      (-3)         Mushfiqur Rahim  Ban        611        35.32    658 v Aus at Chittagong 2017

              (+2)        Asad Shafiq         Pak        611        39.15    758 v Eng at Lord's 2016

  23        (-7)         Angelo Mathews  SL          609        43.05    877 v NZ at Christchurch 2014

  24=      (+11)      Mominul Haque    Ban        608        44.35    661 v Pak at Mirpur 2015

              (+2)        Lokesh Rahul       Ind         608        37.71    761 v SL at Pallekele 2017

  26=      (+1)        Brendan Taylor    Zim        607*      35.38    684 v Ban at Mirpur 2014

              (-8)         Kraigg Brathwaite Win        607        35.97    701 v Eng at Headingley 2017

  28        (-4)         Shakib Al Hasan  Ban        603        39.23    694 v Aus at Mirpur 2017

  29        (-5)         BJ Watling            NZ          601        37.61    644 v Eng at Headingley 2015

  30        (-1)         Quinton de Kock  SA          593        36.32    802 v NZ at Hamilton 2017

 

BOWLERS (top 30)

 

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

   1         (+1)        Kagiso Rabada    SA          882        21.71    902 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2018

   2         (-1)         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        23.50    899 v Aus at Ranchi 2017

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

   7         (+1)        R. Ashwin             Ind         777        25.44    904 v Eng at Mumbai 2016

   8         (-2)         Trent Boult           NZ          772        28.07    825 v Eng at Lord's 2015

   9         ( - )         Jason Holder        Win        758*      28.50    766 v Ind at Hyderabad 2018

  10        (+9)        Yasir Shah           Pak        752        28.23    878 v Eng at Lord's 2016

  11        (+1)        Shannon Gabriel  Win        749        29.73    757 v Ban at Jamaica 2018

  12        (-1)         Josh Hazlewood  Aus        744        26.84    863 v Ind at Bengaluru 2017

  13        (-3)         Neil Wagner         NZ          740        28.49    785 v Win at Wellington 2017

  14=      (+1)        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        (-3)         Stuart Broad         Eng        694        29.04    880 v SA at Johannesburg 2016

  17        (-1)         Mitchell Starc       Aus        693        28.52    805 v SA at Durban 2018

  18        (-1)         Keshav Maharaj   SA          692*      27.65    695 v Zim at Port Elizabeth 2017

  19        (-1)         Dilruwan Perera   SL          689!      31.49    689 v Eng at Colombo (SSC) 2018

  20        (+1)        Shakib Al Hasan  Ban        673        31.44    705 v Aus at Mirpur 2017

  21        (+6)        Taijul Islam           Ban        652*!     31.10    652 v Win at Chittagong 2018

  22        ( - )         M. Shami              Ind         637        29.96    703 v SA at Johannesburg 2018

  23        ( - )         Dale Steyn           SA          635        22.64    909 v Win at Centurion 2014

  24        (-4)         Kemar Roach       Win        628        28.59    774 v SA at Centurion 2014

  25        (-1)         Umesh Yadav      Ind         613!      32.85    613 v Win at Hyderabad 2018

  26        (-1)         Ishant Sharma     Ind         603        34.73    671 v Win at Dominica 2011

  27        (-1)         Moeen Ali             Eng        600        37.44    633 v Win at Edgbaston 2017

  28        (+3)        Ben Stokes          Eng        588        32.70    596 v Win at Lord's 2017

  29        ( - )         B. Kumar              Ind         578*      26.09    626 v SA at Johannesburg 2018

  30        (-2)         Mehidy Hasan      Ban        574*      33.12    580 v Zim at Dhaka 2018

 

ALL-ROUNDERS (top five)

 

Rank      (+/-)        Player                  Team     Points   Highest Rating

   1         ( - )         Shakib Al Hasan  Ban        405       489 v Aus at Mirpur 2017

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

   3         ( - )         Jason Holder        Win        372/*     381 v Ind at Hyderabad 2018

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

   5         (+1)        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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