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Bangladesh and South Africa players make gains despite Chittagong washout

Tamim Iqbal (57) remains his side’s top ranked batsman in 26th place

Bangladesh and South Africa players make gains despite Chittagong washout - Cricket News
The top 10 in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen is unchanged.
Despite inclement weather preventing a positive result for either side, there was some good news for several Bangladesh and South Africa players arising from Saturday’s drawn first Test in Chittagong.
 
The top 10 in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen is unchanged, but for host Bangladesh, Tamim Iqbal (57) remains his side’s top ranked batsman in 26th place, and his 18th half century in 41 Tests has moved him up one place to 26th. Just 17 points now separates Iqbal, Mominul Haque (down three places to 27th) and Shakib Al Hasan (up one to 28th). Mahmudullah has moved into the top 50 for the first time in his career after scoring 67 in Bangladesh’s sole innings and the 29-year-old now lies in joint 49th place. The biggest mover on either side was wicket-keeper Liton Das whose 50 has vaulted him 19 places to a career high 80th.
 
Proteas batsman Faf du Plessis has moved up one place to 18th after scoring 48 in Chittagong, while his team-mate Dean Elgar has climbed seven places to a career high 41st position, in his 17th Test, after scoring 47 and 28 not out.
 
In the ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers, South Africa’s Morne Morkel has dropped one place to 10th, although off-spinner Simon Harmer is the highest mover by 17 places in the latest rankings and the 26-year-old Pretoria man now lies in a career high 48th position after taking three wickets for 105 runs.
 
There was positive upward movement for another spinner, Bangladesh’s Jubair Hossain, whose leg-spin claimed three wickets for 58 in the match. As a consequence, the 19-year-old has moved up seven places to a career high 52nd. Mustafizur Rahman’s man of the match performance on debut included combined figures of four wickets for 58 runs, while Mahmudullah has moved up two places to 61st.
 
The all-rounder rankings remain the same with Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh continuing to lead the way by 40 points over South Africa’s Vernon Philander.
 
The second Test starts at Dhaka on Thursday, 30 July.
 
ICC TEST PLAYER RANKINGS (as on 26 July, after first Test between Bangladesh-South Africa)
 
Batsmen
 
Rank    (+/-)        Player            Team     Points    Avge      HS Ranking
  1            ( - )          Steven Smith        Aus         936!       58.52     936 v Eng at Lord's 2015
   2           ( - )          AB de Villiers        SA           899        52.09     935 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2014
   3           ( - )          Hashim Amla       SA           881        52.48     907 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013
   4           ( - )          K. Sangakkara     SL           874        58.04     938 v Eng at Kandy 2007
   5           ( - )          Angelo Mathews  SL           860        51.67     877 v NZ at Christchurch 2014
   6           ( - )          Joe Root                Eng         850        54.02     884 v Aus at Cardiff 2015
   7           ( - )          Younus Khan       Pak         829        54.07     880 v SL at Lahore 2009
   8           ( - )          K. Williamson       NZ          813        45.70     860 v Eng at Lord's 2015
   9           ( - )          Chris Rogers         Aus         793!       44.33     793 v Eng at Lord's 2015
  10         ( - )          David Warner       Aus         764        46.86     880 v Ind at Adelaide 2014

Selected rankings
 
Rank     (+/-)        Player            Team     Points    Avge      HS Ranking
  18         (+1)         Faf du Plessis        SA           709*      51.55     710 v WI at Port Elizabeth 2014
  26         (+1)         Tamim Iqbal        Ban        640        39.89     707 v Eng at Old Trafford 2010
  27         (-3)          Mominul Haque  Ban        634*      56.64     661 v Pak at Mirpur 2015
  28         (+1)         S. Al Hasan           Ban        623        39.82     629 v Pak at Mirpur 2015
  41         (+7)         Dean Elgar            SA           533*!    39.42     533 v Ban at Chittagong 2015
  42         (-3)          JP Duminy            SA           524        35.55     586 v SL at Galle 2014
  49=       ( - )          M. Rahim              Ban        502        31.91     604 v Zim at Mirpur 2014
                (+3)         Mahmudullah      Ban        502!       31.29     502 v SA at Chittagong 2015
  80         (+19)      Litton Das             Ban        350*!    47.00     350 v SA at Chittagong 2015

Bowlers
 
Rank    (+/-)        Player            Team     Points    Avge      HS Ranking
  1            ( - )          Dale Steyn            SA           903        22.58     909 v WI at Centurion 2014
   2           ( - )          Trent Boult           NZ          814        27.12     825 v Eng at Lord's 2015
   3           ( - )          Yasir Shah            Pak         810*!    24.81     810 v SL at Pallekele 2015
   4           ( - )          M. Johnson           Aus         801        27.71     849 v Pak at Dubai 2014
   5           ( - )          Stuart Broad         Eng         800        29.62     801 v Aus at Cardiff 2015
   6           ( - )          James Anderson  Eng         787        29.73     847 v WI at Barbados 2015
   7           ( - )          V. Philander          SA           783        21.92     912 v Ind at Johannesburg 2013
   8           ( - )          Rangana Herath  SL           752        30.17     851 v Pak at Colombo (SSC) 2014
   9           (+1)         Tim Southee         NZ          713        31.63     799 v WI at Jamaica 2014
  10         (-1)          Morne Morkel      SA           709        29.58     776 v Aus at Cape Town 2011

Selected rankings
 
Rank    (+/-)        Player              Team     Points    Avge      HS Ranking
  15         ( - )          S. Al Hasan           Ban        614        33.29     700 v Zim at Khulna 2014
  41         (-1)          Taijul Islam          Ban        379*      33.94     446 v Pak at Khulna 2015
  48         (+17)      Simon Harmer     SA           346*!    25.80     346 v Ban at Chittagong 2015
  52         (+7)         Jubair Hossain     Ban        313*!    30.81     313 v SA at Chittagong 2015
  57         (-3)          JP Duminy            SA           291*      39.81     327 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2014
  61         (+2)         Mahmudullah      Ban        279*      45.40     381 v WI at Grenada 2009
All-rounders
 
Rank     (+/-)      Player                       Team  Points    HS Ranking
   1           ( - )          Shakib Al Hasan Ban        383        419 v Zim at Khulna 2014
   2           ( - )          V. Philander                          SA           343*/    376 v Aus at Cape Town 2014
   3           ( - )          R. Ashwin                              Ind          336*/    419 v WI at Mumbai 2013
   4           ( - )          M. Johnson                           Aus         304        384 v Eng at Cardiff 2009
   5           ( - )          Stuart Broad                         Eng         275        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

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