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Career-best rankings for du Plessis and Taylor

Elgar, de Kock and Masakadza on the charge

Career-best rankings for du Plessis and Taylor - Cricket News
Brendan Taylor rose seven spots to enter the top 20 for the first time in 19th position.

Nyumbu, Piedt and Tiripano debut on the Rankings table

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South Africa’s Faf du Plessis and Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor have achieved their career-best rankings to date in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen, which were released following the conclusion of the Harare Test between Zimbabwe and South Africa on Tuesday. South Africa beat the host by nine wickets to win the one-off Test between the neighbours to retain the number one position on the Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings table.

Narrowly missing out on his fourth Test hundred, du Plessis scored 98 in the first innings, followed by five not-out in the second. His performance has fetched him a gain of two places in the rankings table to push him up to 16thposition. This makes the 30-year-old the third batsman from South Africa inside the top 20, with AB de Villiers in second and captain Hashim Amla in fourth places.

Taylor, whose figures from the match closely resembled those of du Plessis, rose seven spots to enter the top 20 for the first time in 19th position. The 28-year-old, who represented Zimbabwe in two ICC U19 Cricket World Cups (2002 and 2004), scored 98 runs in the match, including a captain’s knock of 93 in the first innings.

Opening batsmen from both teams, Hamilton Masakadza and South Africa’s Dean Elgar, have also registered their career-best rankings to date. Both players have gained seven places to occupy 55th and 58th positions respectively. Masakadza, who played the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2002 alongside his current captain Taylor, notched up 45 and 19 runs, while Elgar scored 61 and 21 for his side.

The biggest mover, however, has been Quinton de Kock, who, on the back of his score of 81 has been propelled 29 places to reach 66th position. The 21-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman, who has also achieved his highest ranking to date, was the leading run scorer for South Africa in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2012 in Australia.

The Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers continues to be dominated by South Africa’s Dale Steyn, who remains firm in the top position with 907 ratings points after claiming eight wickets for eighty-four runs.

Meanwhile, playing his fifth Test for Zimbabwe, Tendai Chatara took a wicket in each innings for a total of 39 runs. His efforts have fetched him a jump of nine places on the rankings table, and he now occupies 42nd position.

South Africa’s debutant off-spinner Dane Piedt, who was adjudged player of the match for his match figures of eight for 152, has also marked his debut on the rankings table, sitting just outside the top 50 in 53rd position, with 292 ratings points to his name.

John Nyumbu and Donald Tiripano, also playing their first Test for Zimbabwe, have entered the rankings table in 88th  and 103rd  places respectively. Nyumbu took five wickets for 157 in the first innings, while Tiripano claimed two victims for 65 runs.

Reliance ICC Test Player Rankings (as on 13 August, after the conclusion of Galle and Old Trafford Tests)

Batsman

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

   1           ( - )          K Sangakkara      SL           920        58.94      938 v Eng at Kandy 2007

   2           ( - )          AB de Villiers        SA           888        51.02      935 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2014

   3           (+1)         David Warner       Aus         871!       46.54     871 v SA at Cape Town 2014

   4           (-1)          Hashim Amla       SA           863        51.32      907 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013

   5           ( - )          A Mathews           SL           862!       52.14     862 v Pak at Galle 2014

   6           ( - )          S.Chanderpaul     WI          854        51.88      901 v NZ at Napier 2008

   7           ( - )          Michael Clarke    Aus         818        51.50      900 v SL at Melbourne 2012

   8           ( - )          Misbah-ul-Haq    Pak         805        48.19      824 v SL at Sharjah 2014

   9           ( - )          Ross Taylor          NZ          795        46.43      871 v WI at Hamilton 2013

  10         ( - )          Younus Khan       Pak         793        51.97      880 v SL at Lahore 2009

  11         ( - )          Steven Smith        Aus         737*!    40.02      737 v SA at Cape Town 2014

 12         ( - )          C Pujara                                Ind          735        51.58      851 v SA at Durban 2013

  13         ( - )          K Williamson        NZ          728!       40.28     728 v WI at Bridgetown 2014

  14=       ( - )          M Jayawardene   SL           708        50.02      883 v Ind at Ahmedabad 2009

                ( - )          Joe Root                                Eng         708*!    46.55      708 v Ind at Old Trafford 2014

  16         (+2)         F du Plessis            SA           707*!    52.58      707 v Zim at Harare 2014

  17         (-1)          Chris Rogers         Aus         675*      38.14      694 v Eng at Sydney 2014

  18         (-1)          Ian Bell                  Eng         666        45.24      822 v Ind at The Oval 2011

  19         (+7)         Brendan Taylor   Zim         652*!    35.73      652 v SA at Harare 2014

  20         (-1)          B McCullum         NZ          651        37.10      724 v Ind at Wellington 2014

Selected Rankings

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

  37         (+1)         JP Duminy            SA           562        36.57      586 v SL at Galle 2014

  44         (+1)         Alviro Petersen     SA           531        35.83      655 v NZ at Cape Town 2013

  54         (-1)          V Philander           SA           443*      27.36      449 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2014

  55         (+7)         H Masakadza      Zim         440*!    27.12      440 v SA at Harare 2014

  58=       (+7)         Dean Elgar            SA           430*!    31.52      430 v Zim at Harare 2014

  66         (+29)     De Kock                  SA           399*!    35.14      399 v Zim at Harare 2014

Bowlers

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

   1           ( - )          Dale Steyn            SA           907        22.56      908 v Pak at Johannesburg 2013

   2           ( - )          Ryan Harris          Aus         870!       22.56     870 v SA at Cape Town 2014

   3           ( - )          M Johnson            Aus         844!       27.42     844 v SA at Cape Town 2014

   4           (+1)         J Anderson            Eng         800        29.86      813 v Ind at Edgbaston 2011

   5           (+1)         R Herath               SL           797        29.97      838 v NZ at Colombo (PSS) 2012

   6           (-2)          V Philander           SA           785        21.57      912 v Ind at Johannesburg 2013

   7           ( - )          Tim Southee         NZ          783        29.83      799 v WI at Kingston 2014

   8           ( - )          Saeed Ajmal         Pak         772        27.79      855 v Zim at Harare 2013

   9           ( - )          Stuart Broad         Eng         765        30.05      783 v WI at Lord's 2012

  10         ( - )          Trent Boult           NZ          737*      27.45      767 v Ind at Wellington 2014

  11=       ( - )          Kemar Roach       WI          733!       27.04     733 v NZ at Bridgetown 2014

                ( - )          Peter Siddle           Aus         733        29.37      816 v Eng at Old Trafford 2013

  13         (+1)         Morne Morkel      SA           707        29.90      776 v Aus at Cape Town 2011

  14         (-1)          R Ashwin               Ind          705         28.78      808 v WI at Mumbai 2013

  15         ( - )          Pragyan Ojha       Ind          698        30.26      773 v Eng at Kolkata 2012

  16         ( - )          Abdur Rehman    Pak         674*      28.75      739 v Eng at Dubai 2012

  17         ( - )          Junaid Khan         Pak         644*!    29.78      644 v SL at Galle 2014

  18         ( - )          S Al Hasan            Ban        613        33.36      680 v WI at Mirpur 2011

  19         ( - )          Nathan Lyon        Aus         607        32.99      648 v Eng at Melbourne 2013

  20         ( - )          Ishant Sharma     Ind          578        37.04      671 v WI at Dominica 2011

Selected Rankings

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

  42         (+9)         Tendai Chatara   Zim         360*!    26.11      360 v SA at Harare 2014

  44=       (-2)          Kyle Abbott          SA           343\*    16.41     354 v Aus at Cape Town 2014

  53         (NEW)    Dane Piedt            SA           292*!    19.00      292 v Zim at Harare 2014

  54         ( - )          Imran Tahir          SA           282*      47.17      312 v Pak at Dubai 2013

  55         ( - )          S Masakadza       Zim         280*      29.28      308 v Ban at Harare 2013

  88         (NEW)    John Nyumbu      Zim         130*!    36.20      130 v SA at Harare 2014

  103     (NEW)      Donald Tiripano  Zim         44*!       32.50      44 v SA at Harare 2014

All-rounders

Rank      (+/-)        Player                   Team     Points    Highest Ranking

   1           ( - )          R Ashwin               Ind          372*/    419 v WI at Mumbai 2013

   2           (+1)         S Al Hasan            Ban        364        404 v Pak at Mirpur 2011

   3           (-1)          V Philander           SA           348*/    376 v Aus at Cape Town 2014

   4           ( - )          Stuart Broad         Eng         288        382 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2012

   5           ( - )          M Johnson            Aus         280        384 v Eng at Cardiff 2009

*indicates provisional rating; a batsman qualifies for a full rating after a minimum of 40 started innings; a bowler qualifies for a full rating after he has conceded 1,500 runs.

!indicates career-highest rating

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