2016-08-15

Pakistan’s Younus Khan has returned to the top five of the*MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen*after belting his sixth career double-century which helped his side to record an impressive 10-wicket victory over England in the fourth and final Test of the series at The Oval. Younus, who shared 11th*position with India’s*Ajinkya Rahane*going into […]



Pakistan’s Younus Khan has returned to the top five of the*MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen*after belting his sixth career double-century which helped his side to record an impressive 10-wicket victory over England in the fourth and final Test of the series at The Oval.

Younus, who shared 11th*position with India’s*Ajinkya Rahane*going into the final Test, slammed a fine 218 in the first innings to shoot up to fifth in the latest batting table, which is led by Australia captain Steve Smith.

Younus had started the series in fifth position but had dropped out of the top 10 following the third Test at Edgbaston when he slipped from ninth position.

Rahane has also made an upward movement after an impressive performance against the West Indies in the Gros Islet Test. Rahane has moved up three places to a career-best eighth rank after innings of 35 and 78 not out in India’s 237 runs victory over the West Indies which gave the tourists an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-Test series.


New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor’s unbeaten knocks of 124 and 67 against Zimbabwe has seen him gain five places to reach ninth rank after his team won the second Test at Bulawayo by 254 runs to clinch the two-match series 2-0.

England’s Moeen Ali has gained six places to move to 26th*position, while his compatriot Jonny Bairstow (14th) and the Pakistan duo of Asad Shafiq (15th) and Azhar Ali (17th) have also gained one place each.

West Indian batsmen Darren Bravo (27th), Kraigg Braithwaite (33rd) and Marlon Samuels (40th) are other batsmen to move in the right direction.

The top 10 of the*MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers*has remained largely unchanged but New Zealand’s Neil Wagner has gained one spot to reach 13th, while England pace bowler Chris Woakes has gained two spots to reach 18th*in a list led by England paceman James Anderson.


Pakistan’s pace bowling pair of Wahab Riaz and Sohail Khan, and the West Indies’ Miguel Cummins also made noticeable gains.

Left-armer Wahab has gained six slots to reach 27th*after grabbing a total of five wickets at The Oval, while Sohail’s six wickets during that Test has seen him jump 21 places to 41st*rank. Cummins has rocketed 59 places to 55th*after match figures of nine for 102.

The all-rounders’ rankings are led by India’s Ravichandran Ashwin, while Australia’s Mitchell Starc has broken into the top five for the first time in fifth position after rising two places.
The Test player rankings will now be updated following the conclusion of the Colombo Test.
MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings (as on 15 August, after the Tests in Oval, St Lucia and Bulawayo)
Batsmen (top 10)
Rank**** (+/-)****** Player***************** Team**** Pts******** Avge***** Highest Rating

1 ******* ( – )******* Steve Smith******** Aus******* 904****** 58.41**** 936 v Eng at Lord’s 2015

2 ******* ( – )******* Joe Root * * * * * * *Eng******* 878****** 54.86**** 917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015

3 ******* ( – )******* K. Williamson * * * NZ******** 873****** 51.29**** 893 v Aus at Perth 2015

4 ******* ( – )******* Hashim Amla * * * SA******** 860****** 51.45**** 907 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013

5 ******* (+7)****** Younus Khan****** Pak******* 845****** 53.72**** 880 v SL at Lahore 2009

6 ******* (-1)******* Adam Voges******* Aus******* 824*!*** 79.55**** 824 v SL at Galle 2016

7 ******* (-1)******* AB de Villiers * * *SA******** 818****** 50.46**** 935 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2014

8 ******* (+3)****** Ajinkya Rahane** Ind******** 785!***** 49.00**** 785 v WI at St Lucia 2016

9 ******* (+5)****** Ross Taylor******** NZ******** 772****** 48.66**** 871 v WI at Hamilton 2013

10=***** (-3)******* Alastair Cook***** Eng******* 770****** 47.31**** 874 v Ind at Kolkata 2012

(-1)******* David Warner***** Aus******* 770****** 48.82**** 880 v NZ at Perth 2015
Other selected rankings
Rank**** (+/-)****** Player***************** Team**** Pts******** Avge***** Highest Rating

12 ****** (-4)******* Misbah-ul-Haq * * * *Pak******* 764****** 48.27*** 842 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2014

13 ****** (-3)******* Angelo Mathews * SL********* 761****** 47.92*** 877 v NZ at Christchurch 2014

14 ****** (+1)****** Jonny Bairstow*** Eng******* 744!***** 41.63*** 744 v Pak at The Oval 2016

15 ****** (+1)****** Asad Shafiq******** Pak******* 739****** 42.85*** 758 v Eng at Lord’s 2016

16 ****** (-3)******* Virat Kohli * * * * * Ind******** 709****** 45.06*** 784 v NZ at Wellington 2014

17******* (+1)****** Azhar Ali************ Pak******* 692****** 43.27*** 753 v SL at Pallekele 2012

26 ****** (+6)****** Moeen Ali * * * * * *Eng******* 617!***** 34.61*** 617 v Pak at The Oval 2016

27 ****** (+3)****** Darren Bravo****** WI******** 616****** 39.96*** 709 v Aus at Trinidad 2012

33 ****** (+2)****** K. Brathwaite * * * WI******** 573****** 33.70*** 591 v Eng at Grenada 2015

40******* (+6)****** Marlon Samuels * WI******** 514****** 33.07*** 672 v Zim at Barbados 2013

43 ****** (+7)****** R. Ashwin*********** Ind******** 511****** 34.26*** 527 v Eng at Old Trafford 2014
Bowlers (top 10)
Rank**** (+/-)****** Player***************** Team**** Pts******** Avge***** Highest Rating

1 ******* ( – )******* J.Anderson********** Eng******* 870****** 28.28*** 884 v SL at Durham 2016

2 ******* ( – )******* R. Ashwin*********** Ind******** 858****** 25.21*** 876 v WI at Antigua 2016

3 ******* (+1)****** Dale Steyn********** SA******** 841****** 22.53*** 909 v WI at Centurion 2014

4 ******* (-1)******* Stuart Broad * * * * Eng******* 836****** 28.52*** 880 v SA at Johannesburg 2016

5 ******* ( – )******* Yasir Shah********** Pak******* 806***** 27.48*** 878 v Eng at Lord’s 2016

6 ******* ( – )******* Ravindra Jadeja * *Ind******** 781***** 23.42*** 789 v SA at Delhi 2015

7 ******* ( – )******* Mitchell Starc * * * Aus******* 767!***** 27.88*** 767 v SL at Galle 2016

8 ******* ( – )******* Rangana Herath * *SL********* 766****** 29.43*** 851 v Pak at Colombo (SSC) 2014

9 ******* ( – )******* Trent Boult * * * * * NZ******** 756****** 28.96*** 825 v Eng at Lord’s 2015

10 ****** ( – )******* Josh Hazlewood * Aus******* 755***** 25.29*** 792 v WI at Hobart 2015
Other selected rankings
Rank**** (+/-)****** Player** ************ Team***** Pts******* Avge***** Highest Rating

13 ******** (+1)****** Neil Wagner * * * * NZ******** 699*!*** 30.43*** 699 v Zim at Bulawayo 2016

18 ******** (+2)****** Chris Woakes***** Eng******* 609*!*** 26.07*** 609 v Pak at The Oval 2016

27 ******** (+6)****** Wahab Riaz******** Pak******* 490*!*** 34.50*** 490 v Eng at The Oval 2016

41 ******** (+21)**** Sohail Khan******** Pak******* 387*!*** 40.71*** 387 v Eng at The Oval 2016

55 ******** (+59)**** M. Cummins * * * *WI******** 307*!*** 21.00*** 307 v Ind at St Lucia 2016

59 ******** (+8)****** Ish Sodhi * * * * * * NZ******** 296*!*** 46.42*** 296 v Zim at Bulawayo 2016

78 ******** (+6)****** Roston Chase * * *WI******** 164*!*** 41.75*** 164 v Ind at St Lucia 2016

87********* (+7)****** Martin Guptill * * * NZ******** 87******* 34.50*** 114 v Pak at Napier 2009

96 ******** (+7)****** M. Chinouya******* Zim******* 48*!***** 62.66*** 48 v NZ at Bulawayo 2016
All-rounders (top five)
Rank**** (+/-)****** Player** ************* Team**** Pts******* Highest Rating

1 ******* ( – )******* R. Ashwin*********** Ind******** 438!***** 438 v WI at St Lucia 2016

2 ******* ( – )******* Shakib Al Hasan* Ban******* 384****** 419 v Zim at Khulna 2014

3 ******* ( – )******* Moeen Ali * * * * * *Eng******* 292 /*!* 292 v Pak at The Oval 2016

4 ******* ( – )******* V. Philander * * * * SA******** 275*/ ** 376 v Aus at Cape Town 2014

5 ******* (+2)****** Mitchell Starc * * *Aus******* 262!***** 262 v SL at Galle 2016
*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.

Courtesy: International Cricket Council

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