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Bell, Anderson make impressive gains in Test Player Rankings

Bell jumps to 17th place in batsmen rankings, Anderson moves to sixth in bowlers rankings

Bell, Anderson make impressive gains in Test Player Rankings - Cricket News
James Anderson (L) with Ian Bell(R).
Ian Bell and James Anderson, heroes of England's 14-run win over Australia in the first Ashes Test, have made impressive gains in the latest Reliance ICC Test Player Rankings released on Monday.
 
Bell, who made scores of 25 and 109, is back in the top 20 of the Reliance ICC Test Player Rankings for batsmen. Bell jumped five places to 17th.
 
The other batsmen to move up in the latest batting rankings are Shane Watson in 43rd (up by two), Phil Hughes in 45th (up by three), Brad Haddin in 48th (up by two), Steven Smith in 52nd  (up by five), Jonny Bairstow in 65th (up by three) and Stuart Broad in 67th (up by six).
 
Debutant Ashton Agar, who created history by making the highest-ever score by a Test number 11 of 98, has entered the batting list in 60th place.
 
The batting table is still headed by Hashim Amla with Shivnarine Chanderpaul in second place and AB de Villiers in third position.
 
Anderson, on the other hand, was rewarded for his match-winning haul of 10 for 158 with a rise of one place to sixth in the Reliance ICC Test Player Rankings for bowlers.
 
Australia paceman James Pattinson re-entered the top 20 of the bowling list by jumping three places to now be placed at 20th. Pattinson's pace partner Mitchell Starc has jumped 10 places to 44th. 
 
The bowlers' table is still headed by Dale Steyn with teammate Vernon Philander in second place and Rangana Herath in third position.

Batsmen
Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Average Highest Ranking
     1                (-)           Hashim Amla        SA            903!        52.11      903 v Pak at Centurion 2013
     2            (-)          S.Chanderpaul      WI           880          51.81      901 v NZ at Napier 2008
3 (-) AB de Villiers SA 879! 50.50 879 v Pak at Centurion 2013
4 (-) K Sangakkara SL 866 56.98 938 v Eng at Kandy 2007
5 (-) Michael Clarke  AUS 827 51.75 900 v SL at Melbourne 2012
6 (-) Alastair Cook ENG 798 48.94 874 v Ind at Kolkata 2012
7 (-) C Pujara IND 777*! 65.55 777 v Aus at Delhi 2013
8 (-) Jacques Kallis SA 756 56.10 935 v NZ at Centurion 2007
9 (-) Younus Khan PAK 748 50.74 880 v SL at Lahore 2009
10 (-) Jonathan Trott ENG 732 49.28 856 v SL at Cardiff 2011
11 (-) Ross Taylor NZ 724 42.21 785 v SL at Colombo (PSS) 2012
12 (-) Azhar Ali PAK 713 42.26 753 v SL at Pallekele 2012
13 (-) Kevin Pietersen ENG 710  48.88 909 v WI at Headingley 2007
14 (+1) Graeme Smith  SA  696  48.62 843 v Eng at Johannesburg 2010
15 (+1) Misbah-ul-Haq Pak 687 43.19 771 v Eng at Abu Dhabi 2012
16 (-2) Matt Prior ENG 685 43.67 745 v NZ at Auckland 2013
17 (+5) Ian Bell ENG 670 45.90 822 v Ind at The Oval 2011
18 (-1) Marlon Samuels WI 663 37.39 672 v Zim at Bridgetown 2013
19= (-1) Ma Jayawardena SL 639 49.56   883 v Ind at Ahmedabad 2009
  (-1) Asad Shafiq PAK 639* 40.48 680 v SA at Cape Town 2013
 


Selected Rankings
 
Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Average Highest Ranking
41 (-1) Ed Cowan AUS 526*  31.28 553 v Ind at Delhi 2013
43  (+2) Shane Watson AUS 510 35.18  729 v Eng at Perth 2010
45 (+3)  Phillip Hughes AUS 509 34.06 599 v Eng at Lord's 2009
 47  (-4) Joe Root ENG 490* 38.25 513 v NZ at Headingley 2013
48  (+2) Brad Haddin AUS 489 35.52 637 v WI at Perth 2009
 52  (+5) Steven Smith AUS 462*! 32.66 462 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2013
60 (NEW) Ashton Agar  AUS 431*! 56.00 431 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2013
65 (+3) Jonny Bairstow ENG 411*! 30.23 411 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2013

  67
(+6)  Stuart Broad ENG 400 25.21 505 v Ind at The Oval 2011

Bowler
 
Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Average Highest Ranking
     1                (-)             Dale Steyn      SA            905       22.65      908 v Pak at Johannesburg 2013
     2           (-) Vernon Philander     SA           890*!         17.13      890 v Pak at Centurion 2013
3 (-) Rangana Herath SL 831 29.52 838 v NZ at Colombo (PSS) 2012
4 (-) Saeed Ajmal PAK 819  27.60 847 v SA at Cape Town 2013
5 (-) Peter Siddle AUS 807!  28.23  807 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2013
6 (+1) James Anderson   ENG 802 29.69 813 v Ind at Edgbaston 2011
7 (+1) R Ashwin IND 757*! 28.53 757 v Aus at Delhi 2013
8 (-2) Graeme Swann ENG 752 28.72 858 v Pak at Lord's 2010
9= (-) Stuart Broad  ENG 715 30.94  783 v WI at Lord's 2012
  (-) Morne Morkel SA 715 29.97 776 v Aus at Cape Town 2011
11 (-) Pragyan Ojha  IND 706 31.78 773 v Eng at Kolkata 2012
12 (-) Ben Hilfenhaus AUS 686* 28.50  757 v WI at Port-of-Spain 2012
13 (-) Abdur Rehman  PAK 683*  28.40  739 v Eng at Dubai 2012
14 ( - ) Kemar Roach WI 682*  27.71  712 v NZ at Kingston 2012
15 (-) Steven Finn  ENG 604* 29.40 624 v NZ at Headingley 2013
16 ( - ) Shakib Al Hasan  BAN 603 32.76 680 v WI at Mirpur 2011
17 (-) Zaheer Khan IND 600  32.35 752 v SA at Durban 2010
18 (-) Tim Southee   NZ 597* 34.33 621 v Eng at Lord's 2013
19 (-) Chris Martin  NZ  576 33.81 669 v SA at Hamilton 2012
20  (+3) James Pattinson  AUS 572* 24.55 573 v Ind at Hyderabad 2013
 

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