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Impressive gains by West Indies players after beating New Zealand by ten wickets in the second Test

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Impressive gains by West Indies players after beating New Zealand by ten wickets in the second Test - Cricket News
West Indies celebrate a wicket during Day 4 of the 2nd Test.
West Indies’ players are on the march in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen after the conclusion of the second Test in which the West Indies beat New Zealand by ten wickets to level the series 1-1 in Port-of-Spain.
 
While Shivnarine Chanderpaul has remained in third position after scoring 47 runs in the first innings, climbing up eight places to secure a spot just outside the top 20 is centurion Darren Bravo (109) in 21st position, while Chris Gayle has also moved up two places. He now sits in 26th spot after knocks of one and 80 not out.
 
Kraigg Brathwaite, who contributed 129 and an unbeaten 14, has jumped up an impressive 35 places to secure 69th position. This is the 21-year-old’s highest ranking to date. Brathwaite previously captained the West Indies in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2012, and ended the 2010 edition of the tournament as the second-highest run-getter, with 335 runs to his name.
 
Making an entry into the rankings table for the first time ever is the batsman from Jamaica, Jermaine Blackwood. Blackwood was rewarded for his 63 runs in the first innings with entering the top 100, in 67th position, with 390 ratings points. 
 
The latest rankings contain good news for New Zealand batsmen as well. In spite of losing the Test by ten wickets, Ross Taylor has moved up a place and now occupies eighth spot on the rankings table. Tom Latham, having played his third Test, has leapfrogged 13 places to find a place just outside the top 50 at number 53. He scored 82 and 36 runs in the Port-of-Spain Test.
 
Meanwhile, in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers, Jerome Taylor made the most impressive gains, marching up 38 places to occupy 38th position in the rankings table. The 29-year-old Jamaican, who has not played Test cricket since November 2009 following hip and back injuries, returned match figures of four for 34 and two for 73.
 
 
Teammate Kemar Roach has retained 15th position with 659 ratings points. He claimed five wickets in the match for 135 runs.
 
Ish Sodhi, who was the most successful bowler for New Zealand withfour wickets for 96 runs, was rewarded for his efforts. He has jumped seven places to 64th.
 
The two sides will now face off in the third and final Test, which commences on 26 June in Bridgetown.
 
Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Tests (as on 21 June, after Port-of-Spain Test):
 
Batsmen
 
Rank      (+/-)        Player                   Team     Points    Ave         HS Rating
   1           ( - )          AB de Villiers        SA           922        51.94      935 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2014
   2           ( - )          K Sangakkara      SL           891        58.55      938 v Eng at Kandy 2007
   3           ( - )          S.Chanderpaul     WI          878        52.17      901 v NZ at Napier 2008
   4           ( - )          Hashim Amla       SA           873        51.35      907 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013
   5           ( - )          David Warner       Aus         871!       46.54     871 v SA at Cape Town 2014
   6           ( - )          Misbah-ul-Haq    Pak         824!       48.75     824 v SL at Sharjah 2014
   7           ( - )          C Pujara                                Ind          819*      58.92      851 v SA at Durban 2013
   8=        ( - )          Michael Clarke    Aus         818        51.50      900 v SL at Melbourne 2012
                (+1)         Ross Taylor          NZ          818        46.89      871 v WI at Hamilton 2013
  10         ( - )          Virat Kohli            Ind          784!       46.51     784 v NZ at Wellington 2014
  11         ( - )          Younus Khan       Pak         759        51.38      880 v SL at Lahore 2009
  12         ( - )          Steven Smith        Aus         737*!    40.02      737 v SA at Cape Town 2014
  13         ( - )          A Mathews           SL           711        46.69      716 v Ban at Mirpur 2014
  14         (+1)         M Jayawardene   SL           688        50.18      883 v Ind at Ahmedabad 2009
  15         (+1)         Chris Rogers         Aus         675*      38.14      694 v Eng at Sydney 2014
  16         (+1)         Ian Bell                  Eng         668        45.24      822 v Ind at The Oval 2011
  17         (+1)         Kevin Pietersen    Eng         667        47.28      909 v WI at Headingley 2007
  18         (-4)          B McCullum         NZ          663        37.23      724 v Ind at Wellington 2014
  19         ( - )          Alastair Cook       Eng         659        46.24      874 v Ind at Kolkata 2012
  20         ( - )          K Williamson        NZ          654!       37.46      654 v WI at Port-of-Spain 2014
 
Selected Rankings
 
Rank      (+/-)        Player                   Team     Points    Ave         HS Rating
   21        (+8)         Darren Bravo       WI          639        44.41      709 v Aus at Port-of-Spain 2012
   26        (+2)         Chris Gayle           WI          614        42.19      755 v SL at Galle 2010
   38        (-1)          M Samuels            WI          554        34.68      672 v Zim at Bridgetown 2013
   48        (+1)         Denesh Ramdin   WI          482!       27.52     482 v NZ at Port-of-Spain 2014
   53        (+13)      Tom Latham        NZ          441*!    50.50      441 v WI at Port-of-Spain 2014
   67        (NEW)    J Blackwood         WI          390*!    63.00      390 v NZ at Port-of-Spain 2014
   69        (+35)      K Brathwaite        WI          381*!    27.90      381 v NZ at Port-of-Spain 2014
 
Bowlers
 
Rank      (+/-)        Player                   Team     Points    Ave         HS Rating
   1           ( - )          Dale Steyn            SA           898        23.01      908 v Pak at Johannesburg 2013
   2           ( - )          Ryan Harris          Aus         870!       22.56     870 v SA at Cape Town 2014
   3           ( - )          Vernon Philander SA           865        20.11      912 v Ind at Johannesburg 2013
   4           ( - )          Mitchell Johnson Aus         844!       27.42     844 v SA at Cape Town 2014
   5           (+1)         Saeed Ajmal         Pak         787        27.46      855 v Zim at Harare 2013
   6           (-1)          Tim Southee         NZ          775        30.07      799 v WI at Kingston 2014
   7           ( - )          Rangana Herath  SL           752        30.38      838 v NZ at Colombo (PSS) 2012
   8           ( - )          R Ashwin               Ind          744        28.50      808 v WI at Mumbai 2013
   9           ( - )          Peter Siddle           Aus         733        29.37      816 v Eng at Old Trafford 2013
  10         (+1)         Stuart Broad         Eng         730        30.26      783 v WI at Lord's 2012
  11         (-2)          Trent Boult           NZ          729*      27.66      767 v Ind at Wellington 2014
  12         ( - )          Pragyan Ojha       Ind          726        30.26      773 v Eng at Kolkata 2012
  13         ( - )          James Anderson  Eng         722        30.40      813 v Ind at Edgbaston 2011
  14         ( - )          Abdur Rehman    Pak         705*      27.75     739 v Eng at Dubai 2012
  15         ( - )          Kemar Roach       WI          659*      28.13      712 v NZ at Kingston 2012
  16         ( - )          Morne Morkel      SA           637        30.97      776 v Aus at Cape Town 2011
  17         (+1)         Junaid Khan         Pak         623*!    29.07      623 v SL at Sharjah 2014
  18         (-1)          Shane Shillingford               WI          619*      32.64      652 v NZ at Dunedin 2013
  19         ( - )          Shakib Al Hasan                 Ban        613        33.36      680 v WI at Mirpur 2011
  20         ( - )          Nathan Lyon                        Aus         607        32.99      648 v Eng at Melbourne 2013
 
Selected Rankings
 
Rank      (+/-)        Player                   Team     Points    Ave         HS Rating
  28         ( - )          Neil Wagner          NZ          494*      35.00      505 v Ind at Auckland 2014
  38         (+38)      Jerome Taylor      WI          376*      33.64      717 v Eng at Kingston 2009
  53         (-1)          Corey Anderson   NZ          271*      30.54      377 v WI at Hamilton 2013
  59=       (+2)         Kane Williamson NZ          243*      39.54      291 v Eng at Headingley 2013
  64         (+7)         Ish Sodhi               NZ          225*!    46.57      225 v WI at Port-of-Spain 2014
  105       (+5)         Jimmy Neesham  NZ          23*!       89.00      23 v WI at Port-of-Spain 2014
 
All-rounders
 
Rank      (+/-)        Player                   Team     Points    Highest Ranking
   1           ( - )          Vernon Philander SA           376*/ !  376 v Aus at Cape Town 2014
   2           ( - )          R Ashwin               Ind          373*/    419 v WI at Mumbai 2013
  3           ( - )          Shakib Al Hasan Ban        364        404 v Pak at Mirpur 2011
   4           ( - )          Stuart Broad         Eng         295        382 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2012
   5           ( - )          Mitchell Johnson Aus         280        384 v Eng at Cardiff 2009
 
* 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
 
Notes to Editors:
 
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