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All-round gains for Holder in Test rankings

Jason Holder
Windies skipper rises in MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings, as Windies retain their ninth position in the Test ladder.
  • Dowrich, Dickwella, Dilruwan and Lakmal among others to gain in latest update
  • Windies could overtake Bangladesh in upcoming Test series

Windies captain Jason Holder has made notable upward movement in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings after a fine all-round effort in the Bridgetown Test, which his side lost by four wickets as the three-match series ended in a 1-1 draw on Tuesday.

Holder has moved up 10 places to take 54th position among batsmen after scores of 74 and 15, while his impressive match haul of 9/60 has lifted him 11 places to a career-best 25th position among bowlers. The 26-year-old from Barbados has also moved up three slots to take sixth position in the all-rounders’ list.

Holder’s team-mate Shane Dowrich has gained 14 places to take 51st position among batsmen after scores of 71 and 16, while several Sri Lanka players have advanced in the rankings after their team became the first from Asia to win a Test match at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown.

Niroshan Dickwella has gained three places to reach 37th position after scores of 42 and six, while Dilruwan Perera’s 34 runs in the match, including a fighting 23 not out that anchored the chase, has helped him move up by two slots to take 85th position.

Among their bowlers, stand-in captain Suranga Lakmal has gained one slot to reach a career-best 28th position after picking five wickets in the match, while Lahiru Kumara (up 10 places to 41st) and Kasun Rajitha (up 27 places to 44th) have also made notable gains.

Sri Lanka and the Windies have retained their sixth and ninth positions in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings, but the Windies now have the chance to move ahead of Bangladesh by winning an upcoming two-Test series against them.

Series scenarios:

  • Bangladesh win 2-0: Bangladesh 83, Windies 67
  • Bangladesh win 1-0: Bangladesh 80, Windies 68
  • Drawn series: Bangladesh 75, Windies 72
  • Windies win 1-0: Windies 75, Bangladesh 69
  • Windies win 2-0: Windies 77, Bangladesh 67

Series schedule:

4-8 July: 1st Test, Antigua
12-16 July: 2nd Test, Kingston

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 27 June, after the Windies-Sri Lanka series)

2South Africa112
4New Zealand102
6Sri Lanka91 (-3)
9Windies72 (+5)

Also played:
Ireland – 1 match, 0 points
Afghanistan – 1 match, 0 points
(Developed by David Kendix)

MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings
(as of 27 June after the Windies-Sri Lanka series and before the Windies-Bangladesh series):

Batsmen (top 10)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeHighest Rating
1(-)Steve SmithAus92961.37947 v SA at Durban 2018
2(-)Virat KohliInd90353.40912 v SA at Johannesburg 2018
3(-)Joe RootEng85552.28917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015
4(-)Kane Williamson NZ 84750.35893 v Aus at Perth 2015
5(-)David WarnerAus 820 48.20 880 v NZ at Perth 2015
6(-)Cheteshwar 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(-)Dinesh Chandimal SL 747 44.96 755 v Win at St Lucia 2018
10(-)Hashim Amla SA 726 48.03 907 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013  

Other selected rankings

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeHighest Rating
25(-)Tamim IqbalBan61738.68v Aus at Mirpur 2017
26(-)Mushfiqur RahimBan61534.96v Aus at Chittagong 2017
27(-)Mominul HaqueBan61246.82v Pak at Mirpur 2015
37(+3)Niroshan DickwellaSL568*32.38v Ind at Kolkata 2017
51(+14)Shane DowrichWin497*!28.91v SL at Barbados 2018
54(+10)Jason HolderWin488!30.12v SL at Barbados 2018
85(+2)Dilruwan PereraSL37521.47v Pak at Dubai 2017

Bowlers (top 10)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAverageHighest Rating
1(-)Kagiso RabadaSA89721.59902 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2018
2(-)James AndersonEng89227.23896 v Win at Lord's 2017
3(-)Ravindra JadejaInd86623.11899 v Aus at Ranchi 2017
4(-)Vernon Philander   SA84521.46912 v Ind at Johannesburg 2013
5(-)Ravichandran Ashwin   Ind81125.34904 v Eng at Mumbai 2016
6=(-)Morne MorkelSA800! 27.66800 v Aus at Johannesburg 2018
7(-)Pat CumminsAus 800*!23.81800 v SA at Johannesburg 2018
8(-)Trent Boult NZ79527.84825 v Eng at Lord's 2015
9(-)Neil Wagner NZ76528.26785 v Win at Wellington 2017
10(-)Josh HazlewoodAus 75926.84863 v Ind at Bengaluru 2017

Other selected rankings

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeHighest Rating
25(+11)Jason Holder    Win588*!34.38588 v SL at Barbados 2018
28=(+1)Suranga Lakmal    SL574!41.28574 v Win at Barbados 2018
41(+10)Lahiru Kumara   SL 379*!36.87379 v Win at Barbados 2018
44(+27)Kasun Rajitha    SL374*!14.54374 v Win at Barbados 2018
20(-)Shakib Al Hasan  Ban655 32.35705 v Aus at Mirpur 2017
34(-1)Taijul Islam    Ban512*!35.81512 v SL at Dhaka 2018

All-rounders (top five)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsHighest Rating
1(-)Shakib Al HasanBan420489 v Aus at Mirpur 2017
2(-)Ravindra Jadeja   Ind394438 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017
3(-)Vernon Philander   SA371 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

For more information on player rankings, please click here.



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