- Chandimal, Mendis, Chase and Holder also gain in rankings after drawn Test
- Dhawan reaches career-best 24th position; Vijay and Jadeja also move up
Windies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has made a huge jump to take a career-best 12th position in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings after his player of the match effort in the drawn second Test against Sri Lanka in St Lucia, which ended on Monday.
The 30-year-old from Trinidad and Tobago has gained 11 places after finishing the match with 13 for 121, the third best match haul ever by a Windies bowler. Gabriel has reached 754 rating points while his previous best was 636 points and an 18th place in August last year.
Gabriel’s team-mates Roston Chase (up one place to 38th) and captain Jason Holder (up one place to 64th) were the others to gain in the latest update which also takes into account the one-off Test between India and Afghanistan in Bengaluru which the home side won by an innings and 262 runs.
For Sri Lanka, who trail the three-match series against the Windies 1-0, captain Dinesh Chandimal has gained one spot to move up to ninth position after his effort of 119 not out and 39 while Kusal Mandis is another batsman to move up, gaining four spots to reach a career-best 12th position. Among their bowlers, Suranga Lakmal has gained one slot to reach 29th position while Lahiru Kumara has gained three spots to reach 51st position.
The Bengaluru Test and the domination of the India top order has reflected in the rankings with both Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay moving up the ladder. Dhawan’s knock of 107, during which he became the first from his country to complete a century before lunch on the opening day of a Test match, has seen him gain 10 spots to reach a career-best 24th position while Vijay’s innings of 105 has lifted him six spots to 23rd position.
India spinner Ravindra Jadeja has inched up one slot to third position after claiming six wickets in the Bengaluru Test while fast bowlers Ishant Sharma (up two places to 25th) and Umesh Yadav (up two places to 26th) have also made northward movement.
The Afghanistan players to make an entry into the players’ rankings are Hashmatuallah Shahidi (111th) and captain Asghar Stanikzai (136th) among batsmen. Among bowlers, Yamin Ahmadzai (94th) and spinners Mujeeb ur Rehman (114th) and Rashid Khan (119th) are among those in the rankings. Rashid is currently top-ranked in T20Is and second in ODIs.
Top-ranked India’s points remain unchanged in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings.
The Test team rankings, unlike the ODI and T20I rankings, are updated after the end of the series and the Test predictor function is available here.
MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings (as of 19 June, after the one-off Test between India and Afghanistan in Bengaluru)
Ireland – 1 match, 0 points
Afghanistan – 1 match, 0 points
(Developed by David Kendix)
MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings (as of 19 June, after the one-off Test between India and Afghanistan in Bengaluru and the second Test between the Windies and Sri Lanka in St Lucia):
Batsmen (top 10)
|1||( - )||Steve Smith||Aus||929||61.37||947 v SA at Durban 2018|
|2||( - )||Virat Kohli||Ind||903||53.4||912 v SA at Johannesburg 2018|
|3||( - )||Joe Root||Eng||855||52.28||917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015|
|4||( - )||Kane Williamson||NZ||847||50.35||893 v Aus at Perth 2015|
|5||( - )||David Warner||Aus||820||48.2||880 v NZ at Perth 2015|
|6||( - )||C. Pujara||Ind||799||50.34||888 v SL at Nagpur 2017|
|7||( - )||Dean Elgar||SA||784!||42.58||784 v Aus at Johannesburg 2018|
|8||( - )||Aiden Markram||SA||759*!||55.55||759 v Aus at Johannesburg 2018|
|9||(+1)||Di. Chandimal||SL||755!||44.96||755 v Win at St Lucia 2018|
|10||(-1)||Hashim Amla||SA||726||48.03||907 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013|
Other selected rankings
|12||(+4)||Kusal Mendis||SL||693!||39||693 v Win at St Lucia 2018|
|18||(+1)||Lokesh Rahul||Ind||661*||40.86||761 v SL at Pallekele 2017|
|23||(+6)||Murali Vijay||Ind||624||40.69||747 v SA at Bengaluru 2015|
|24||(+10)||Shikhar Dhawan||Ind||618||43.93||627 v SL at Kolkata 2017|
|38=||(+1)||Roston Chase||Win||559*||36.53||626 v Pak at Dominica 2017|
|40||(+4)||Ni. Dickwella||SL||553*||32.88||576 v Ind at Kolkata 2017|
|64||(+1)||Jason Holder||Win||453||29.48||486 v Pak at Dominica 2017|
|67||(+8)||Hardik Pandya||Ind||448*||36.8||512 v SA at Cape Town 2018|
|86||(+5)||Kusal Perera||SL||352*||27.96||443 v Zim at Harare 2016|
|111=||(NEW)||H. Shahidi||Afg||257*!||47||257 v Ind at Bengaluru 2018|
|136||(NEW)||Asghar Stanikzai||Afg||194*!||18||194 v Ind at Bengaluru 2018|
Bowlers (top 10)
|1||( - )||Kagiso Rabada||SA||897||21.59||902 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2018|
|2||( - )||James Anderson||Eng||892||27.23||896 v Win at Lord's 2017|
|3||(+1)||Ravindra Jadeja||Ind||866||23.11||899 v Aus at Ranchi 2017|
|4||(-1)||Vernon Philander||SA||845||21.46||912 v Ind at Johannesburg 2013|
|5||( - )||R. Ashwin||Ind||811||25.34||904 v Eng at Mumbai 2016|
|6=||( - )||Morne Morkel||SA||800!||27.66||800 v Aus at Johannesburg 2018|
|( - )||Pat Cummins||Aus||800*!||23.81||800 v SA at Johannesburg 2018|
|8||( - )||Trent Boult||NZ||795||27.84||825 v Eng at Lord's 2015|
|9||(+1)||Neil Wagner||NZ||765||28.26||785 v Win at Wellington 2017|
|10=||(-1)||Rangana Herath||SL||759||28.26||867 v Zim at Harare 2016|
Other selected rankings
|12||(+11)||Shannon Gabriel||Win||754!||30.66||754 v SL at St Lucia 2018|
|25||(+2)||Ishant Sharma||Ind||582||35.52||671 v Win at Dominica 2011|
|26||(+2)||Umesh Yadav||Ind||577||34.94||578 v SL at Nagpur 2017|
|29||(+1)||Suranga Lakmal||SL||555!||42.46||555 v Win at St Lucia 2018|
|51||(+3)||L. Kumara||SL||319!||40.76||319 v Win at St Lucia 2018|
|94||(NEW)||Y. Ahmadzai||Afg||112*!||17||112 v Ind at Bengaluru 2018|
|114||(NEW)||M. Ur Rahman||Afg||35*!||50||35 v Ind at Bengaluru 2018|
|119||(NEW)||Rashid Khan||Afg||19*!||77||19 v Ind at Bengaluru 2018|
All-rounders (top five)
|1||( - )||Shakib Al Hasan||Ban||420||489 v Aus at Mirpur 2017|
|2||( - )||R. Jadeja||Ind||394||438 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017|
|3||( - )||V. Philander||SA||371||376 v Aus at Cape Town 2014|
|4||( - )||R. Ashwin||Ind||365||493 v Eng at Mohali 2016|
|5||( - )||Ben Stokes||Eng||327/*||396 v Win at Lord's 2017|
*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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