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Marlon Samuels jumped four places to 27th position, Deonarine up 20 for his bowling PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 07 August 2012 08:51

Marlon Samuels, who scripted West Indies’ victory in the Jamaica Test with scores of 123 and 52, has also jumped four places to 27th position.

Other batsmen outside the top 20 and making upward movements include Matt Prior in 22nd (up by four), Martin Guptill in 32nd (up by five) and Jacques Rudolph in 55th (up by 11).

The news is not so good for captains Ross Taylor and Andrew Strauss, as well as Chris Gayle, who have dropped in the latest rankings. Taylor has dropped one place to 13th, Gayle has fallen four spots to 25th while Strauss is now in 29th position after slipping one spot.

Other batsmen to lose their ground include Ian Bell in 17th (down by two), Brendon McCullum in 26th (down by three), Kane Williamson in 47th (down by six), Dean Brownlie in 63rd (down by one), Narsingh Deonarine in 66th (down by three) and Kieran Powell in 69th (down by four).

Meanwhile, South Africa’s fast bowler Vernon Philander has achieved a career-best ranking as well as career-best rating after match figures of three for 98. He has leapfrogged Sri Lanka’s left-arm spinner Rangana Herath into third position, while his current rating of 797 means he trails his team-mate and number-one ranked Dale Steyn by 91 ratings points and Pakistan’s second-ranked off-spinner Saeed Ajmal by 35 ratings points.

England’s Stuart Broad is the other mover inside the top 20. The fast bowler, who recorded match figures of eight for 165, has climbed two places to seventh.

Doug Bracewell in 24th (up by four), Narsingh Deonarine in 41st (up by 20), Tim Southee in 49th  (up by three), Imran Tahir in 54th (up by three), Sunil Narine 60th (up by 11) and Tino Best in 86th (up by 31) are some of the bowlers outside the top 20 to improve their rankings.

Bowlers dropping in the latest rankings are Morne Morkel in ninth (down by three), Tim Bresnan in 19th (down by three), Steven Finn in 26th (down by two) and Darren Sammy in 28th (down by two).

In the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test all-rounders, South Africa’s Jacques Kallis still leads Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan, while Broad has moved up a place to fourth and Pietersen has gained 33 places to 46th spot.

Reliance ICC Test Championship table

In the Reliance ICC Test Championship, England needs to win the Lords Test, starting from 16 August, to retain its number-one position while South Africa requires a draw to move to the top of the tree.

If England wins the Test, it will finish on 121 ratings points, pushing South Africa behind Australia into third position on 114 ratings points. However, if England loses the Test, then it will slip to second position on 117 ratings points while South Africa will move to number-one spot on 120 ratings points.

If England salvages a draw, then both the sides will be tied on 118 ratings points with South Africa taking the top spot by a fraction (0.1634) of a point.

West Indies and New Zealand have also swapped places on the Test table with West Indies now seventh and New Zealand eighth.

To find out exactly how England v South Africa Test series will affect the Championship table, please click here. The Test Championship table, unlike the ODI Championship table, is updated only after the end of the series.

Reliance ICC Test Rankings (as on 7 August, after Leeds and Jamaica Tests)

Batsmen

 

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Ave

HS Ranking

1

( - )

Kumar Sangakkara

SL

892

56.73

938 v Eng at Kandy 2007

2

( - )

Jacques Kallis

SA

851

57.30

935 v NZ at Centurion 2007

3

( - )

Hashim Amla

SA

842

49.60

872 v Eng at The Oval 2012

4

( - )

S.Chanderpaul

WI

829

50.20

901 v NZ at Napier 2008

5

( - )

AB de Villiers

SA

815

49.09

821 v Eng at The Oval 2012

6

( - )

Graeme Smith

SA

791

50.16

843 v Eng at Johannesburg 2010

7

( - )

Michael Clarke

Aus

771

48.77

855 v Eng at Headingley 2009

8

( - )

Alastair Cook

Eng

767

48.48

836 v Ind at Edgbaston 2011

9

( - )

Younus Khan

Pak

761

51.69

880 v SL at Lahore 2009

10

(+7)

Kevin Pietersen

Eng

754

49.48

909 v WI at Headingley 2007

11

(-1)

Azhar Ali

Pak

753 !

45.27

753 v SL at Pallekele 2012

12

(-1)

Sachin Tendulkar

Ind

749

55.44

898 v Zim at Nagpur 2002

13

(-1)

Ross Taylor

NZ

731

42.80

775 v Pak at Wellington 2009

  14=

(-1)

Misbah-ul-Haq

Pak

720

45.68

771 v Eng at Abu Dhabi 2012

    

(-1)

Thilan Samaraweera

SL

720

51.29

775 v SA at Cape Town 2012

    

(+2)

Jonathan Trott

Eng

720

51.07

856 v SL at Cardiff 2011

17

(-2)

Ian Bell

Eng

707

47.11

822 v Ind at The Oval 2011

18

( - )

Mike Hussey

Aus

705

50.07

921 v WI at Kingston 2008

19

( - )

Mahela Jayawardene

SL

693

50.43

883 v Ind at Ahmedabad 2009

20

( - )

Ricky Ponting

Aus

691

52.75

942 v Eng at Adelaide 2006

               

 

Selected rankings

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Ave

HS Ranking

22

(+4)

Matt Prior

Eng

649

42.40

693 v Pak at Dubai 2012

25

(-4)

Chris Gayle

WI

637

42.32

755 v SL at Galle 2010

26

(-3)

Brendon McCullum

NZ

634

36.36

673 v Pak at Hamilton 2011

27

(+9)

Marlon Samuels

WI

632 !

34.97

632 v NZ at Kingston 2012

29

(-1)

Andrew Strauss

Eng

623

41.27

769 v SA at Johannesburg 2005

31

(+17)

Alviro Petersen

SA

613*!

43.88

613 v Eng at Headingley 2012

32

(+5)

Martin Guptill

NZ

597 !

35.15

597 v WI at Kingston 2012

47

(-6)

Kane Williamson

NZ

511*

32.08

571 v SA at Wellington 2012

54

(+1)

Darren Sammy

WI

447 !

22.20

447 v NZ at Kingston 2012

55

(+11)

Jacques Rudolph

SA

431*

36.69

564 v Eng at Cape Town 2005

56

(-2)

Stuart Broad

Eng

430

26.75

505 v Ind at The Oval 2011

60

( - )

Jean-Paul Duminy

SA

407*

35.10

466 v Aus at Durban 2009

63

(-1)

Dean Brownlie

NZ

389*

31.25

460 v Aus at Hobart 2011

66

(-3)

Narsingh Deonarine

WI

383*

29.40

401 v Aus at Port-of-Spain 2012

69

(-4)

Kieran Powell

WI

366*

25.47

389 v NZ at Antigua 2012

72

(-1)

Denesh Ramdin

WI

350

23.42

438 v Eng at Lord's 2007

  78=

(-1)

Tim Bresnan

Eng

335*

36.27

382 v Ind at The Oval 2011

89

(NEW)

James Taylor

Eng

300*!

34.00

300 v SA at Headingley 2012

91

(-3)

Kruger van Wyk

NZ

289*

20.55

331 v SA at Wellington 2012

99

(-3)

Tim Southee

NZ

264*

19.61

289 v Zim at Napier 2012

 

Bowlers

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Ave

HS Ranking

1

( - )

Dale Steyn

SA

888

23.36

902 v SL at Centurion 2011

2

( - )

Saeed Ajmal

Pak

832

27.09

836 v SL at Galle 2012

3

(+1)

Vernon Philander

SA

797*!

16.57

797 v Eng at Headingley 2012

4

(-1)

Rangana Herath

SL

782 !

31.72

782 v Pak at Pallekele 2012

5

( - )

James Anderson

Eng

761

30.40

813 v Ind at Edgbaston 2011

6

( - )

Ben Hilfenhaus

Aus

756*

28.03

757 v WI at Port-of-Spain 2012

7

(+2)

Stuart Broad

Eng

753

30.66

783 v WI at Lord's 2012

8

( - )

Peter Siddle

Aus

740

29.27

768 v Ind at Adelaide 2012

9

(-3)

Morne Morkel

SA

735

30.25

776 v Aus at Cape Town 2011

10

( - )

Kemar Roach

WI

712*!

27.69

712 v NZ at Kingston 2012

11

( - )

Abdur Rehman

Pak

704*

28.40

739 v Eng at Dubai 2012

12

(+1)

Zaheer Khan

Ind

697

31.78

752 v SA at Durban 2010

13

(-1)

Graeme Swann

Eng

692

29.38

858 v Pak at Lord's 2010

14

( - )

Shakib Al Hasan

Ban

678*

31.33

680 v WI at Mirpur 2011

15

( - )

Chris Martin

NZ

638

33.79

669 v SA at Hamilton 2012

16

(+1)

Daniel Vettori

NZ

588

34.42

681 v Aus at Auckland 2000

17

(+1)

Ryan Harris

Aus

587*

23.63

614 v WI at Bridgetown 2012

18

(+1)

Umar Gul

Pak

584

33.66

642 v Eng at Dubai 2012

19

(-3)

Tim Bresnan

Eng

581*

30.05

657 v WI at Edgbaston 2012

20

( - )

Pragyan Ojha

Ind

572*

34.62

595 v WI at Mumbai 2011


Selected rankings

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Ave

HS Ranking

24

(+4)

Doug Bracewell

NZ

538*!

24.05

538 v WI at Kingston 2012

26

(-2)

Steven Finn

Eng

517*

29.46

575 v SL at Lord's 2011

28

(-2)

Darren Sammy

WI

513*

34.07

568 v Aus at Bridgetown 2012

30

( - )

Jacques Kallis

SA

486

32.46

742 v Eng at Headingley 2003

41

(+20)

Narsingh Deonarine

WI

391*!

27.94

391 v NZ at Kingston 2012

49

(+3)

Tim Southee

NZ

335*

44.00

355 v Zim at Napier 2012

54

(+3)

Imran Tahir

SA

310*!

36.12

310 v Eng at Headingley 2012

60

(+11)

Sunil Narine

WI

282*!

31.50

282 v NZ at Kingston 2012

62

(-2)

Chris Gayle

WI

271*

41.59

413 v Eng at Chester-le-St 2007

68

(+11)

Trent Boult

NZ

239*!

31.16

239 v WI at Kingston 2012

76

(+2)

Jean-Paul Duminy

SA

180*

42.50

302 v Eng at Johannesburg 2010

84

( - )

Marlon Samuels

WI

152*

67.12

156 v Eng at Edgbaston 2012

86

(+31)

Tino Best

WI

147*

43.61

272 v Eng at St John's 2004

89

(+3)

Kane Williamson

NZ

138*!

47.75

138 v WI at Kingston 2012

 

All-rounders

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

HS Ranking

1

( - )

Jacques Kallis

SA

414

616 v Pak at Durban 2002

2

( - )

Shakib Al Hasan

Ban

404 /*!

404 v Pak at Mirpur 2011

3

( - )

Shane Watson

Aus

334 /*

394 v SA at Johannesburg 2011

4

(+1)

Stuart Broad

Eng

324

382 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2012

5

(-1)

Daniel Vettori

NZ

320

412 v Pak at Napier 2009

6

( - )

Darren Sammy

WI

229 /*

236 v Eng at Edgbaston 2012

7

( - )

Graeme Swann

Eng

223

327 v Ban at Chittagong 2010

8

(+1)

Dale Steyn

SA

199

229 v SL at Durban 2011

9

(+1)

Peter Siddle

Aus

198

218 v Ind at Adelaide 2012

10

(-2)

Tim Bresnan

Eng

195*/*

238 v Ind at The Oval 2011

 

Selected rankings

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

HS Ranking

 

14

(-3)

Chris Gayle

WI

173 /*

282 v Eng at St John's 2009

16

( - )

Morne Morkel

SA

162

164 v Eng at The Oval 2012

18

(+9)

Narsingh Deonarine

WI

150*/*!

150 v NZ at Kingston 2012

21

(+1)

Vernon Philander

SA

124*/*!

124 v Eng at Headingley 2012

28

(+5)

Kemar Roach

WI

109*/*!

109 v NZ at Kingston 2012

  32=

(+4)

Marlon Samuels

WI

96 /*!

96 v NZ at Kingston 2012

37

(+1)

Tim Southee

NZ

88*/*

103 v Zim at Napier 2012

42

(+1)

Doug Bracewell

NZ

74*/*!

74 v WI at Kingston 2012

43

( - )

Jean-Paul Duminy

SA

73*/*

117 v Eng at Johannesburg 2010

44

(+1)

Kane Williamson

NZ

71*/*!

71 v WI at Kingston 2012

46

(+33)

Kevin Pietersen

Eng

66 /*!

66 v SA at Headingley 2012

 

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