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Smith, Lyon move up in Test Rankings

Steve Smith
Following the conclusion of the Edgbaston Test, players from England and Australia rise in the charts after the latest update to the rankings.
  • Cummins consolidates top position, aggregates third-best rating points by an Australia bowler over the past 50 years
  • Foakes, Woakes, Burns and Broad among the England players to move up

Australia’s Steve Smith has gained one place to reach the third position among batsmen while spinner Nathan Lyon and fast bowler Pat Cummins are among the others to gain in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings after the Edgbaston Test.

Smith’s knocks of 144 and 142 won him the Man of the Match award and the formerly top-ranked batsman is back above the 900-point mark along with table leader Virat Kohli (922) and Kane Williamson (913), after having started the Test match in fourth place and with 857 points.

Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon shared 10 wickets between them on the final day of the Edgbaston Test
Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon shared 10 wickets between them on the final day of the Edgbaston Test

Lyon’s nine wickets in the match have lifted him six spots to 13th position among bowlers while Cummins has consolidated his top position with a seven-wicket match haul that helped him reach a career-best 898 rating points, the third-best for an Australia bowler in the past 50 years after Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne.

For England, Ben Foakes and Chris Woakes are in 69th and 70th positions in the list for batsmen after gaining one and 11 points, respectively. Opener Rory Burns’ knock of 133 in the first innings has helped him move up 25 places to a career-best 81st position.

Fast bowler Stuart Broad, who completed 100 Test wickets against Australia during the match, has gained two places to reach 16th position while Woakes has advanced four places to take the 29th slot after grabbing four wickets in the match. Woakes has also leapfrogged compatriot Moeen Ali to reach ninth among all-rounders.

MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings (as of 6 August, after the Edgbaston Test)

Batsmen (top 10)

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

Highest Rating

1

( - )

Virat Kohli

India

922

53.76

937 v Eng at Southampton 2018

2

( - )

K Williamson

NZ

913

53.38

915 v Ban at Hamilton 2019

3

(+1)

Steve Smith

Aus

903

62.96

947 v SA at Durban 2018

4

(-1)

C Pujara

India

881

51.18

888 v SL at Nagpur 2017

5

( - )

Henry Nicholls

NZ

778*!

45.75

778 v Ban at Wellington 2019

6

(+1)

Joe Root

Eng

741

48.94

917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015

7

(-1)

David Warner

Aus

721

47.55

880 v NZ at Perth 2015

8

( - )

Aiden Markram

SA

719*

43.80

759 v Aus at Johannesburg 2018

9

( - )

Q de Kock

SA

718

39.31

802 v NZ at Hamilton 2017

10

( - )

Faf du Plessis

SA

702

42.95

734 v India at Centurion 2018


Other selected rankings

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

Highest Rating

69

(+1)

Ben Foakes

Eng

438*

41.50

507 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2018

70

(+11)

C Woakes

Eng

437

30.52

496 v India at Lord's 2018

81=

(+25)

Rory Burns

Eng

408*!

28.50

408 v Aus at Edgbaston 2019


Bowlers (top 10)

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

Highest Rating

1

( - )

Pat Cummins

Aus

898*!

21.64

898 v Eng at Edgbaston 2019

2

(+1)

K Rabada

SA

851

21.77

902 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2018

3

(-1)

J Anderson

Eng

831

26.94

903 v India at Lord's 2018

4

( - )

V Philander

SA

813

21.64

912 v India at Johannesburg 2013

5

( - )

Neil Wagner

NZ

801!

27.51

801 v Ban at Wellington 2019

6

( - )

R Jadeja

India

794

23.68

899 v Aus at Ranchi 2017

7

( - )

Trent Boult

NZ

787

27.54

825 v Eng at Lord's 2015

8=

( - )

Jason Holder

WI

770*

27.69

778 v Eng at Antigua 2019

 

( - )

M Abbas

Pak

770*

18.86

838 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2018

10

( - )

R Ashwin

India

763

25.43

904 v Eng at Mumbai 2016

 

Other selected rankings

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

Highest Rating

13

(+ 6)

Nathan Lyon

Aus

732

31.87

774 v Eng at Adelaide 2017

16

(+2)

Stuart Broad

Eng

713

28.78

880 v SA at Johannesburg 2016

29

(+4)

Chris Woakes

Eng

588*

30.81

609 v Pak at The Oval 2016


All-rounders (top five)

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Highest Rating

1

( - )

Jason Holder

WI

439/*

448 v Eng at Antigua 2019

2

( - )

S Al Hasan

Ban

399

489 v Aus at Mirpur 2017

3

( - )

R Jadeja

India

387

438 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017

4

( - )

Ben Stokes

Eng

346

395 v WI at Lord's 2017

5

( - )

V Philander

SA

326

377 v SL at Galle 2018


*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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