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Bairstow and Stokes on the charge

Also heading in the right direction are AB de Villiers, who is on third place, and Hashim Amla, who is seventh

Bairstow and Stokes on the charge - Cricket News
While Stokes (L) has been rewarded with a jump of 15 places to 38th position, Bairstow is on a career-high 32nd position.
England’s duo of Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes have made impressive gains in the latest ICC Test Player Rankings after stellar performances in the Cape Town Test against South Africa.
 
Bairstow scored 150 not out, his maiden Test century, and 30 not out which have helped him vault 11 places to a career-high 32nd position. He is now England’s third highest-ranked batsman after Joe Root (fourth) and Alastair Cook (12th).
 
Stokes has also been rewarded for his career-best 258, which was followed by 26, with a jump of 15 places that has now put him in 38th position. He trails Bairstow by 32 points and six places.
 
Also heading in the right direction are AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla, who have gained one place each. De Villiers is now third and 18 points behind number-one ranked Steve Smith, while Amla is seventh after scoring 201.
 
Outside the top 20, there were movements for Faf du Plessis to 29th (up by one place), Kraigg Brathwaite to 33rd (up by three places), Moeen Ali to 52nd (up by four places) and Denesh Ramdin to 58th (up by six places).
 
South Africa’s Temba Bavuma and the West Indies’ Carlos Brathwaite were the biggest movers in the latest updates.
 
Bavuma, who scored 102 not out, has rocketed 27 places to 82nd spot while Brathwaite has also jumped 27 places to 83rdafter scoring 69 in the rain-affected Sydney Test against Australia.
 
In the ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers, Australia’s James Pattinson has continued to make upward movement. The fast bowler is now in 23rd position after gaining two places following figures of two for 76.
 
The bowlers’ list is headed by India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, with Dale Steyn second and Stuart Broad third. Steyn and Broad are separated by just five points.
 
Meanwhile, in the ICC Test Championship table, both Australia and West Indies have retained their pre-series rankings and points. Australia had started the series in third place on 109 points while the West Indies was eighth on 76 points.
 
The ICC Test Championship table will now be updated at the conclusion of South Africa-England series, while the Test player rankings will be updated after the Johannesburg Test, which starts on 14 January.
 
ICC Test Championship table (as on 7 January after the conclusion of Australia-West Indies Test series)
 
Rank   Team               Points
1          South Africa   114
2          India                110
3          Australia         109
4          Pakistan          106
5          New Zealand   99
6          England           99
7          Sri Lanka        89
8          West Indies     76
9          Bangladesh     47
10        Zimbabwe       5
 
(Developed by David Kendix)
 
ICC Test Player Rankings (as on 7 January after the conclusion of Australia-West Indies Test series)
 
Batsmen (top 10)
 
Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team     Pts         Ave        HS Rating
   1         ( - )        Steve Smith         Aus        899        57.90    936 v Eng at Lord's 2015
   2         ( - )        Kane Williamson NZ         889        49.93    893 v Aus at Perth 2015
   3         (+1)       AB de Villiers     SA         881        51.52    935 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2014
   4         (-1)        Joe Root               Eng        873        54.16    917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015
   5         ( - )        David Warner      Aus        854        51.34    880 v NZ at Perth 2015
   6         ( - )        Younus Khan       Pak        826        53.94    880 v SL at Lahore 2009
   7         (+1)       Hashim Amla      SA         823        51.13    907 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013
   8         (-1)        Angelo Mathews SL          808        50.18    877 v NZ at Christchurch 2014
   9         ( - )        Misbah-ul-Haq    Pak        764        48.89    842 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2014
  10=      (+1)       AjinkyaRahane    Ind         753!      44.97    753 v SA at Delhi 2015
              (+1)       Adam Voges        Aus        753*!    85.66    753 v WI at Sydney 2016
 
Other selected rankings
 
Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team     Pts         Avge      HS Rating
12          (-3)        Alastair Cook      Eng        735        46.77    874 v Ind at Kolkata 2012
  25        (-2)        Darren Bravo       WI         639        41.50    709 v Aus at Trinidad 2012
  28        ( - )        Dean Elgar           SA         614*!    38.90    614 v Eng at Cape Town 2016
  29        (+1)       Faf du Plessis      SA         609        42.35    710 v WI at Port Elizabeth 2014
  32        (+11)     Jonny Bairstow    Eng        578*!    33.67    578 v SA at Cape Town 2016
  33        (+3)       K. Brathwaite      WI         574        34.40    591 v Eng at Grenada 2015
  38        (+15)     Ben Stokes           Eng        546*     33.73    594 v Aus at Lord's 2015
  40        (-1)        Usman Khawaja  Aus        533*!    46.36    533 v WI at Sydney 2016
  45        (-3)        Marlon Samuels  WI         510        33.53    672 v Zim at Barbados 2013
  48        (-1)        JP Duminy           SA         491        32.80    586 v SL at Galle 2014
  49        (-1)        J. Blackwood       WI         479*     33.33    575 v Eng at Barbados 2015
52          (+4)       Moeen Ali           Eng        455*     26.84    517 v Aus at The Oval 2015
  54        (-3)        Joe Burns             Aus        450*     43.07    467 v NZ at Brisbane 2015
  58        (+6)       Denesh Ramdin   WI         430        25.87    493 v NZ at Barbados 2014
  63        (-1)        Nick Compton     Eng        413*     35.42    443 v NZ at Wellington 2013
  68        (-1)        Jason Holder        WI         388*     27.30    415 v Aus at Jamaica 2015
  69        (-8)        James Taylor       Eng        387*     29.44    420 v SA at Durban 2015
 
Bowlers (top 10)
 
Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team     Pts         Avge      HS Rating
   1         ( - )        R. Ashwin            Ind         871!      25.39    871 v SA at Delhi 2015
   2         ( - )        Dale Steyn           SA         858        22.53    909 v WI at Centurion 2014
   3         ( - )        Stuart Broad        Eng        853        28.95    859 v SA at Durban 2015
   4         ( - )        Yasir Shah           Pak        846*!    24.17    846 v Eng at Sharjah 2015
   5         ( - )        James Anderson  Eng        828        29.07    847 v WI at Barbados 2015
   6         ( - )        Ravindra Jadeja   Ind         789*!    23.76    789 v SA at Delhi 2015
   7         ( - )        Trent Boult          NZ         787        28.28    825 v Eng at Lord's 2015
   8         ( - )        Josh Hazlewood  Aus        741*     24.54    792 v WI at Hobart 2015
   9=       ( - )        Vernon Philander SA         731        22.08    912 v Ind at Johannesburg 2013
              (+1)       Tim Southee        NZ         731        31.47    799 v WI at Jamaica 2014
 
Other selected rankings
 
Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team     Pts         Avge      HS Rating
  12        (-1)        Morne Morkel     SA         711        29.51    776 v Aus at Cape Town 2011
  15        (-1)        Nathan Lyon        Aus        665        33.42    674 v WI at Melbourne 2015
  19        ( - )        Steven Finn         Eng        587        28.53    624 v NZ at Headingley 2013
  20        (+1)       Ishant Sharma      Ind         579        36.90    671 v WI at Dominica 2011
  21        (-1)        Kemar Roach       WI         574        30.23    774 v SA at Centurion 2014
  23        (+2)       James Pattinson   Aus        555*     26.14    573 v Ind at Hyderabad 2013
  26        (-3)        Moeen Ali           Eng        521*     38.21    557 v SA at Durban 2015
  27        ( - )        Jerome Taylor     WI         515*     34.46    717 v Eng at Jamaica 2009
  43        (-1)        Ben Stokes           Eng        394*     41.93    442 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2015
 
All-rounders (top five)
 
Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team     Pts         HS Rating
   1         ( - )        R. Ashwin            Ind         406       419 v WI at Mumbai 2013
   2         ( - )        Shakib Al Hasan  Ban        384       419 v Zim at Khulna 2014
   3         ( - )        Stuart Broad        Eng        324       382 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2012
   4         ( - )        Vernon Philander SA         287*/    376 v Aus at Cape Town 2014
   5         ( - )        Ravindra Jadeja   Ind         259*/*! 259 v SA at Delhi 2015
 
*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