• A 4-0 series win for Australia will move them into No.1 position in Test rankings; India need to draw one Test to retain top spot
Mehidy Hasan has become Bangladesh’s highest-ranked bowler in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Player Rankings for Test Bowlers after a stellar performance in the second Test against the Windies, which his side won by an innings and 184 runs on Sunday.
The 21-year-old off-spinner has leapfrogged Shakib Al Hasan (21st) and Taijul Islam (22nd) to achieve a career-high ranking of 16th after his figures of seven for 58 and five for 59 provided him a lift of 14 places.
Mehidy, who featured in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016 held in Bangladesh, had started the series in 28th position, but had slipped to 30th after the Chittagong Test where he had managed only three wickets.
Mehidy is the only notable gainer in the bowling table, which is headed by Kagiso Rabada of South Africa, and followed by James Anderson of England and Pakistan’s Mohammad Abbas.
Shakib may have lost the status of being his side’s highest-ranked bowler, but he has gained seven places to become his team’s highest-ranked batsman.
Shakib scored 80 in his only innings, which has moved him from 28th to 21st position, five places ahead of Mominul Haque, who has dropped two places to 26th position.
Mehidy Hasan ↗️— ICC (@ICC) December 3, 2018
Shakib Al Hasan ↗️
Shimron Hetmyer ↗️
Following the conclusion of the #BANvWI Test series, find out what's changed in the latest @MRFWorldwide ICC Rankings!
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Mushfiqur Rahim has plummeted seven places to 28th, but Mahmudullah has vaulted 15 places to a career-high 48th following his contribution of 136 in Bangladesh’s total of 508.
The only good news for the Windies was the movement of Shimron Hetmyer. Hetmyer, who led his side to the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup title in Bangladesh in 2016, has leaped 28 places to 52nd following scores of 39 and 93.
There is no change to the top-20 batting list, which is headed by India’s Virat Kohli. Steve Smith of Australia and Kane Williamson of New Zealand are second and third, respectively.
Meanwhile, top-ranked India take on fifth-ranked Australia in a four-Test series, which starts in Adelaide on Thursday, 6 December. India are on 116 points, while Australia are on 102 points. This difference of 14 points means India are expected to win the series comfortably and their failure to do so will result in the Asian side losing points.
Mehidy Hasan's 12/117 were the best match figures ever taken by a Bangladeshi bowler 👏— ICC (@ICC) December 2, 2018
Hasan, who only recently turned 21, is already the fourth leading wicket-taker for Bangladesh in Test cricket. pic.twitter.com/WMckMLhu7j
If India win the series 4-0, they will move to 120 points while Australia will drop to 97 points. However, if the series result is reversed, then Australia will move into No.1 position on 110 points and India will slip to third on 108 points (0.065 behind England).
For India to successfully defend the top ranking, they will have to draw at least one Test. A 3-0 series result in Australia’s favour will mean the Asian side will be on 109 points and the home side will be on 108 points, while a 3-1 series win for Australia means they will finish on 107 points and India will end on 111 points.
6-10 December – 1st Test, Adelaide
14-18 December – 2nd Test, Perth
26-30 December – 3rd Test, Melbourne
3-7 January – 4th Test, Sydney
MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Test Team Rankings (following the conclusion of Bangladesh v Windies series, before the start of Australia-India Test series)
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(Developed by David Kendix)
MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings (as on 3 December, following the conclusion of Mirpur Test, before the start of Australia-India Test series)
BATSMEN (top 20)
|1||( - )||Virat Kohli||Ind||935||54.57||937 v Eng at Southampton 2018|
|2||( - )||Steve Smith||Aus||910||61.37||947 v SA at Durban 2018|
|3||( - )||Kane Williamson||NZ||876||50.42||893 v Aus at Perth 2015|
|4||( - )||Joe Root||Eng||807||50.44||917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015|
|5||( - )||David Warner||Aus||803||48.2||880 v NZ at Perth 2015|
|6||( - )||C. Pujara||Ind||765||49.54||888 v SL at Nagpur 2017|
|7||( - )||D. Karunaratne||SL||753||37.6||754 v SA at Colombo (SSC) 2018|
|8||( - )||Dean Elgar||SA||724||41.05||784 v Aus at Johannesburg 2018|
|9||( - )||Aiden Markram||SA||703*||47.27||759 v Aus at Johannesburg 2018|
|10||( - )||Usman Khawaja||Aus||699||43.83||747 v Pak at Sydney 2017|
|11||( - )||D. Chandimal||SL||695||44.28||755 v Win at St Lucia 2018|
|12||( - )||Azhar Ali||Pak||683||44.47||787 v Aus at Melbourne 2016|
|13||( - )||Ross Taylor||NZ||682||46.59||871 v Win at Hamilton 2013|
|14||( - )||Hashim Amla||SA||673||47.23||907 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013|
|15||( - )||Faf du Plessis||SA||665||42.33||734 v Ind at Centurion 2018|
|16||( - )||Jonny Bairstow||Eng||653||37.71||772 v SA at Old Trafford 2017|
|17||( - )||Henry Nicholls||NZ||644*!||36.07||644 v Pak at Dubai 2018|
|18||( - )||Jos Buttler||Eng||635!||36.76||635 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2018|
|19||( - )||Ajinkya Rahane||Ind||633||41.4||825 v NZ at Indore 2016|
|20||( - )||Kusal Mendis||SL||627||36.11||693 v Win at St Lucia 2018|
BOWLERS (top 20)
|1||( - )||Kagiso Rabada||SA||882||21.71||902 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2018|
|2||( - )||James Anderson||Eng||874||26.98||903 v Ind at Lord's 2018|
|3||( - )||M. Abbas||Pak||829*||16.62||838 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2018|
|4||( - )||Vernon Philander||SA||826||21.54||912 v Ind at Johannesburg 2013|
|5||( - )||Ravindra Jadeja||Ind||812||23.5||899 v Aus at Ranchi 2017|
|6||( - )||Pat Cummins||Aus||784*||23.81||800 v SA at Johannesburg 2018|
|7||( - )||R. Ashwin||Ind||777||25.44||904 v Eng at Mumbai 2016|
|8||( - )||Trent Boult||NZ||772||28.07||825 v Eng at Lord's 2015|
|9||(+1)||Yasir Shah||Pak||752||28.23||878 v Eng at Lord's 2016|
|10||(-1)||Jason Holder||Win||751*||28.5||766 v Ind at Hyderabad 2018|
|11||(+1)||Josh Hazlewood||Aus||744||26.84||863 v Ind at Bengaluru 2017|
|12||(-1)||Shannon Gabriel||Win||742||29.73||757 v Ban at Jamaica 2018|
|13||( - )||Neil Wagner||NZ||740||28.49||785 v Win at Wellington 2017|
|14=||( - )||Nathan Lyon||Aus||706||32.21||774 v Eng at Adelaide 2017|
|( - )||Tim Southee||NZ||706||30.82||799 v Win at Jamaica 2014|
|16||(+14)||Mehidy Hasan||Ban||696*!||29.78||696 v Win at Dhaka 2018|
|17||(-1)||Stuart Broad||Eng||694||29.04||880 v SA at Johannesburg 2016|
|18||(-1)||Mitchell Starc||Aus||693||28.52||805 v SA at Durban 2018|
|19||(-1)||Keshav Maharaj||SA||692*||27.65||695 v Zim at Port Elizabeth 2017|
|20||(-1)||Dilruwan Perera||SL||689!||31.49||689 v Eng at Colombo (SSC) 2018|
ALL-ROUNDERS (top five)
|1||( - )||Shakib Al Hasan||Ban||415||489 v Aus at Mirpur 2017|
|2||( - )||Ravindra Jadeja||Ind||400||438 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017|
|3||(+1)||Vernon Philander||SA||370||378 v SL at Galle 2018|
|4||(-1)||Jason Holder||Win||365 /*||381 v Ind at Hyderabad 2018|
|5||( - )||Ben Stokes||Eng||342||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