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Warner climbs the batting rankings

Watson, Smith and Stokes’ centuries result in rankings boosts

Warner climbs the batting rankings - Cricket News
David Warner earned 51 ratings points to end at 741 ratings points which has given him a lift of three places to put him just outside the top 10 in 11th position.

Australia opener David Warner has moved up three places in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmenafter stellar performances against England in the Perth Test, which the home side won by 150 runs on Tuesday to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-Test series.

Warner, who scored 60 and 112 to be the leading run-getter to date in the series, earned 51 ratings points to end at 741 ratings points, which has given him a lift of three places to put him just outside the top 10 in 11th position.

The left-handed batsman now has Misbah-ul-Haq, Graeme Smith and Younus Khan firmly in his sights as he trails the eighth-ranked Pakistan captain by 42 ratings points, the ninth-ranked South Africa captain by 30 ratings points and the 10th-ranked former Pakistan captain by 28 ratings points.

The other centurions from the Perth Test - Shane Watson and Steven Smith of Australia, and Ben Stokes of England – have also moved up the rankings.

Watson’s second innings contribution of 103 has given him a jump of six places and has put him in 32nd position, Smith’s first innings score of 111 has helped him gain eight places to 37th spot, and Stokes’ maiden century has seen him rocket 81 places to 73rd position.

Other batsmen to move up the order following the Perth Test include Kevin Pietersen in 15th (up by one place) and Michael Carberry in 83rd (up by 17 places).

South Africa’s duo of AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla continue to head the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen and will defend their rankings in the Johannesburg Test against India, which started on Wednesday. Australia captain Michael Clarke trails Amla by 30 ratings points and is 41 points behind de Villiers, and will have an opportunity to either regain the number-one spot or close the gap with the top two ranked batsmen when the fourth Test gets underway in Melbourne on 26 December.

In the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers, Australia’s Mitchell Johnson has gained three places and has now joined England spinner Graeme Swann in 14th position. Johnson recorded match figures of six for 140.

The Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers is headed by Dale Steyn of South Africa, with team-mate Vernon Philander in second position.

The latest rankings, which were released on Thursday, also take into account the Wellington Test in which New Zealand defeated the West Indies by an innings and 73 runs.

The New Zealand players to make an upward movement include Ross Taylor moving up a place to a best-ever sixth in batting list and fast bowler Trent Boult rising 11 places to a career-best 10th position in bowlers’ table.

Reliance ICC Test Rankings (as of 19 December, after the second Test between New Zealand and West Indies, and the third Test between Australia and England)

Batsmen

 Rank     (+/-)      Player                  Team     Pts         Ave                      HS Rating

   1         ( - )        AB de Villiers     SA         909!      51.44    909 v Pak at Dubai 2013

   2         ( - )        Hashim Amla      SA         898        52.32    907 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013

   3         ( - )        Michael Clarke    Aus        868        52.20    900 v SL at Melbourne 2012

   4         ( - )        K Sangakkara      SL          866        56.98    938 v Eng at Kandy 2007

   5         ( - )        S.Chanderpaul     WI         854        51.52    901 v NZ at Napier 2008

   6         (+1)       Ross Taylor         NZ         835!      46.52    835 v WI at Wellington 2013

   7         (-1)        C Pujara               Ind         801*!    65.50    801 v WI at Mumbai 2013

   8         ( - )        Misbah-ul-Haq    Pak        783!      46.03    783 v SA at Dubai 2013

   9         ( - )        Graeme Smith     SA         771        49.36    843 v Eng at Johannesburg 2010

  10        ( - )        Younus Khan       Pak        769        51.17    880 v SL at Lahore 2009

  11        (+3)       David Warner      Aus        741!      43.20    741 v Eng at Perth 2013

  12        (-1)        Ian Bell                Eng        731        46.36    822 v Ind at The Oval 2011

  13        (-1)        Jacques Kallis     SA         704        55.44    935 v NZ at Centurion 2007

  14        (-1)        Alastair Cook      Eng        700        47.07    874 v Ind at Kolkata 2012

  15        (+1)       Kevin Pietersen   Eng        675        47.64    909 v WI at Headingley 2007

  16        (+1)       Asad Shafiq         Pak        660*     39.11    680 v SA at Cape Town 2013

  17        ( - )        Jonathan Trott     Eng        654        46.45    856 v SL at Cardiff 2011

  18        (-3)        Darren Bravo       WI         642        44.68    709 v Aus at Port-of-Spain 2012

  19        ( - )        M Jayawardena   SL          639        49.56    883 v Ind at Ahmedabad 2009

  20        ( - )        Virat Kohli          Ind         634*     41.16    648 v Aus at Mohali 2013

Selected Rankings

Rank    (+/-)       Player                 Team   Pts       Ave      HS Rating

  26        (+3)       Kane Williamson NZ         604        35.00    605 v Ban at Mirpur 2013

  28        (-4)        Matt Prior            Eng        598        40.83    745 v NZ at Auckland 2013

  31        (+1)       B McCullum        NZ         585        35.39    673 v Pak at Hamilton 2011

  32        (+6)       Shane Watson      Aus        584        35.93    729 v Eng at Perth 2010

  34        (-8)        Joe Root               Eng        574*     38.16    606 v Aus at Adelaide 2013

  36        (-2)        Brad Haddin        Aus        569        35.93    637 v WI at Perth 2009

  37        (+8)       Steven Smith       Aus        566*!    35.22    566 v Eng at Perth 2013

  46        (+2)       BJ Watling          NZ         509*!    36.00    509 v WI at Wellington 2013

  47        ( - )        Chris Rogers        Aus        490*     31.88    526 v Eng at Chester-le-St 2013

  51        (+5)       Kieran Powell      WI         458*     29.08    468 v Ban at Mirpur 2012

  55        (+13)     Kirk Edwards      WI         449*     38.76    524 v Aus at Bridgetown 2012

  60        (-1)        Denesh Ramdin   WI         430        26.37    439 v Ind at Mumbai 2013

  65        (-2)        Peter Fulton         NZ         400*     30.43    413 v Eng at Auckland 2013

  67        (-6)        Darren Sammy    WI         397        21.96    452 v Zim at Bridgetown 2013

  68        (-2)        H Rutherford       NZ         394*     33.33    454 v Eng at Wellington 2013

  73        (+81)     Ben Stokes           Eng        376*!    41.75    376 v Aus at Perth 2013

  74        (-3)        Stuart Broad        Eng        375        24.08    505 v Ind at The Oval 2011

  76        (-1)        N Deonarine        WI         360*     27.30    401 v Aus at Port-of-Spain 2012

  80        (+3)       Mitchell Johnson Aus        353        23.17    477 v Eng at Lord's 2009

  83        (+17)     M Carberry          Eng        345*!    31.50    345 v Aus at Perth 2013

  85        (-4)        Daniel Flynn        NZ         343        25.95    432 v Ind at Hamilton 2009

  90        (-2)        Graeme Swann    Eng        325        22.09    418 v Ban at Chittagong 2010

  91        (-2)        Tim Bresnan        Eng        318*     28.70    382 v Ind at The Oval 2011

Bowlers

Rank    (+/-)     Player               Team     Pts       Ave      HS Rating

   1         ( - )        Dale Steyn           SA         903        22.65    908 v Pak at Johannesburg 2013

   2         ( - )        V Philander         SA         899*     17.50    901 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013

   3         ( - )        Rangana Herath   SL          831        29.52    838 v NZ at Colombo (PSS) 2012

   4         ( - )        Saeed Ajmal        Pak        824        26.54    855 v Zim at Harare 2013

   5         ( - )        R Ashwin             Ind         808!      27.47    808 v WI at Mumbai 2013

   6         ( - )        Ryan Harris         Aus        796*     22.45    801 v Eng at Brisbane 2013

   7         ( - )        Peter Siddle         Aus        786        28.68    816 v Eng at Old Trafford 2013

   8         (+1)       Pragyan Ojha       Ind         756        30.26    773 v Eng at Kolkata 2012

   9         (-1)        Stuart Broad        Eng        745        30.25    783 v WI at Lord's 2012

  10        (+11)     Trent Boult          NZ         719*!    26.92    719 v WI at Wellington 2013

  11        ( - )        Abdur Rehman    Pak        703*     27.55    739 v Eng at Dubai 2012

  12        ( - )        Morne Morkel     SA         700        30.23    776 v Aus at Cape Town 2011

  13        (-3)        J Anderson           Eng        677        30.69    813 v Ind at Edgbaston 2011

  14=      (-1)        Graeme Swann    Eng        663        29.96    858 v Pak at Lord's 2010

              (+3)       M Johnson           Aus        663        29.37    825 v Eng at Cardiff 2009

  16        (-2)        Kemar Roach       WI         655*     27.71    712 v NZ at Kingston 2012

  17        (+1)       Tim Southee        NZ         652*!    32.81    652 v WI at Wellington 2013

  18        (-2)        Ben Hilfenhaus    Aus        639*     28.50    757 v WI at Port-of-Spain 2012

  19        (-4)        S Shillingford      WI         619*     32.32    652 v NZ at Dunedin 2013

  20        (-1)        S Al Hasan           Ban        614        32.60    680 v WI at Mirpur 2011

 

Selected Rankings

Rank    (+/-)        Player               Team      Pts           Ave      HS Rating

  21        (-1)        Nathan Lyon        Aus        612*!    33.04    612 v Eng at Perth 2013

  26        ( - )        Tim Bresnan        Eng        514*     32.64    657 v WI at Edgbaston 2012

  32        ( - )        Darren Sammy    WI         485*     36.01    568 v Aus at Bridgetown 2012

  38        ( - )        Shane Watson      Aus        429*     31.88    633 v SA at Cape Town 2011

  44        (+1)       N Deonarine        WI         381*     29.08    391 v Ind at Mumbai 2013

  45        (-1)        Neil Wagner        NZ         377*     38.30    383 v WI at Dunedin 2013

  51        (+3)       Tino Best             WI         340*     39.37    419 v Ban at Khulna 2012

  65        (+26)     Corey Anderson  NZ         257*!    20.57    257 v WI at Wellington 2013

  66        (-2)        Kane Williamson NZ         256*     39.13    291 v Eng at Headingley 2013

  85        (-2)        Ish Sodhi              NZ         170*     50.10    177 v WI at Dunedin 2013

  93        ( - )        Michael Clarke    Aus        135*     37.63    265 v NZ at Wellington 2005

  97        (+14)     Ben Stokes           Eng        112*!    47.00    112 v Aus at Perth 2013

  98        (-2)        Steven Smith       Aus        109*     49.66    125 v Eng at Lord's 2013

All-rounders

Rank   (+/-)         Player                 Team      Pts       HS Rating

   1         ( - )        R Ashwin             Ind         419*/ !  419 v WI at Mumbai 2013

   2         ( - )        Shakib Al Hasan  Ban        362       404 v Pak at Mirpur 2011

   3         ( - )        Jacques Kallis     SA         332       616 v Pak at Durban 2002

   4         (+1)       Vernon Philander SA         283*/*  312 v Pak at Centurion 2013

   5         (-1)        Stuart Broad        Eng        279       382 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2012

* 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 information on the Reliance ICC Player Rankings, go to www.relianceiccrankings.com.

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