Smith and Cummins consolidate top positions in Test rankings

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Steve Smith and Pat Cummins have consolidated their positions at the top of the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings after helping Australia score a 185-run victory over England in the fourth Test in Manchester to retain The Ashes.
According to ICC, Smith’s player of the match effort of 211 and 82 runs in the two innings has lifted him to 937 rating points, only 10 less than his all-time best aggregate achieved in December 2017. He is now 34 points ahead of India captain Virat Kohli and virtually assured of remaining at the top at the end of the five-match series.
A match haul of seven for 103 has helped Cummins equal his career-best aggregate of 914 points, which is the joint fifth best of all time and joint best for Australia along with Glenn McGrath, who reached his best in 2001. Cummins is a good 63 rating points ahead of South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada, with India’s Jasprit Bumrah in third place. Josh Hazlewood is in the top 10 for the first time this year, progressing from 12th to eighth.
Buttler scored 75 runs across two innings at Old Trafford
Buttler scored 75 runs across two innings at Old Trafford

Jos Buttler (up four places to 37th) and Rory Burns (up six places to a career-best 61st) for England and captain Tim Paine (up six places to 60th) of Australia have also moved up the batting list in the latest rankings update carried out on Monday and which also takes into account performances in the Chattogram Test.

Afghanistan’s 224-run conquest over Bangladesh in Chattogram has resulted in major gains for their players.

Former captain Asghar Afghan’s scores of 92 and 50 have taken him from 110th to 63rd position while Rahmat Shah’s century in the first innings has helped him move from 93rd to 65th. Captain Rashid Khan’s player of the match effort of 11 for 104 has lifted him from 69th to 37th while all-rounder Mohammad Nabi has retired from Tests in 85th position after gaining 21 slots.

For Bangladesh, left-arm spinners Shakib Al Hasan and Taijul Islam have inched up one slot each to 21st and 22nd, respectively. Off-spinner Nayeem Hasan has advanced 21 places to 66th position.

MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings (as of 10 September 2019, after the Old Trafford and Chattogram Tests)

Batsmen (top 10)

 

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Highest Rating
1 ( – ) Steve Smith Aus 937 64.81 947 v SA at Durban 2018
2 ( – ) Virat Kohli India 903 53.14 937 v Eng at Southampton 2018
3 ( – ) K Williamson NZ 878 52.22 915 v Ban at Hamilton 2019
4 ( – ) C Pujara India 825 49.87 888 v SL at Nagpur 2017
5 ( – ) Henry Nicholls NZ 749 44.25 778 v Ban at Wellington 2019
6 ( – ) Joe Root Eng 726 48.03 917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015
7 ( – ) A Rahane India 725 42.23 825 v NZ at Indore 2016
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 ( – ) Aiden Markram SA 719* 43.8 759 v Aus at Johannesburg 2018

 

Other selected rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Highest Rating
37 (+4) Jos Buttler Eng 564 33.07 635 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2018
60 (+6) Tim Paine Aus 489* 32.62 528 v India at Melbourne 2018
61 (+6) Rory Burns Eng 487*! 28.86 487 v Aus at Old Trafford 2019
63 (+47) Asghar Afghan Afg 484*! 49 484 v Ban at Chittagong 2019
65 (+28) Rahmat Shah Afg 471*! 49 471 v Ban at Chittagong 2019
76 (NEW) Ibrahim Zadran Afg 426*! 54 426 v Ban at Chittagong 2019

 

Bowlers (top 10)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Highest Rating
1 ( – ) Pat Cummins Aus 914! 21.08 914 v Eng at Old Trafford 2019
2 ( – ) K Rabada SA 851 21.77 902 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2018
3 ( – ) J Bumrah India 835*! 19.24 835 v WI at Jamaica 2019
4 ( – ) Jason Holder WI 814! 27.26 814 v India at Jamaica 2019
5 (+1) V Philander SA 813 21.64 912 v India at Johannesburg 2013
6 -2 J Anderson Eng 806 26.94 903 v India at Lord’s 2018
7 ( – ) Trent Boult NZ 795 27.35 825 v Eng at Lord’s 2015
8= ( – ) Neil Wagner NZ 785 27.51 801 v Ban at Wellington 2019
(+4) J Hazlewood Aus 785 26.13 863 v India at Bengaluru 2017
10 -1 Kemar Roach WI 780! 26.94 780 v India at Jamaica 2019

 

Other selected rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Highest Rating
21 (+1) S Al Hasan Ban 663 31.11 705 v Aus at Mirpur 2017
22 (+1) Taijul Islam Ban 651 31.19 666 v WI at Dhaka 2018
37 (+32) Rashid Khan Afg 459*! 18 459 v Ban at Chittagong 2019
42= (+1) Jofra Archer Eng 414*! 19.87 414 v Aus at Old Trafford 2019
51 (+1) Y Ahmadzai Afg 360*! 17.9 360 v Ban at Chittagong 2019
66 (+21) N Hasan Ban 254*! 23.7 254 v Afg at Chittagong 2019
85 (+21) M Nabi Afg 180*! 31.75 180 v Ban at Chittagong 2019

 

All-rounders (top five)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Highest Rating
1 ( – ) Jason Holder WI 472! 472 v India at Jamaica 2019
2 (+1) S Al Hasan Ban 397 489 v Aus at Mirpur 2017
3 (+1) R Jadeja India 389 438 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017
4 -2 Ben Stokes Eng 387 411 v Aus at Headingley 2019
5 ( – ) V Philander SA 326 377 v SL at Galle 2018

Courtesy: ICC

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