ICC announces the latest Test rankings after Bangladesh-Windies series

Mehidy Hasan attained his career-best rating following a 12-wicket haul.

Bangladesh vs Windies
Bangladesh vs Windies. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan were among the Bangladesh players to make big gains after the second and final Test, which their team won by an innings and 184 runs. Mehidy was the star of the show for Bangladesh, picking up 7/58 and 5/59. The first-innings effort was the best in an innings for the 21-year-old off-spinner, while the match haul of 12/117 was his best in a game for him too.

As a result, he moved up 14 spots to No.16 in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings for bowlers, his best ever, with a career-high 696 points. Among the bowlers, there were no other major changes in the top 10 apart from Pakistan’s Dubai hero Yasir Shah swapping positions with the out-of-action Jason Holder and moving up a step in the ladder to No.9.

Over to the batting chart, and while there were no changes in the top 20 at the end of Bangladesh’s 2-0 series sweep, Shakib moved up seven places to No.21 after scoring 80 in the team’s only innings. Mahmudullah, who top-scored for Bangladesh with 136 from No.7, also gained big, up 15 places to 48th place, but Mominul Haque (down two places to No.26) and Mushfiqur Rahim (down seven to No.28) lost ground.

Caribbean batsmen lose ground

Also moving down were many of the Windies batsmen – Kraigg Brathwaite (down seven to No.33) and Roston Chase (down nine to No.46), for example – but rising star Shimron Hetmyer kept his upwards movement going.

Hetmyer, batting low down in the middle order, had hit 63 and 27 in the first Test, and followed it up with 39 in the first innings and a frenetic 92-ball 93 in the second, where he smashed nine sixes and a four even as Bangladesh closed in on victory. That left him with a career-high 506 points and a career-best 52nd spot (up by 28) in the rankings.

Among the Windies bowlers, who had a rough time as Bangladesh put up 508, Jomel Warrican made some gains, his 2/91 taking him up two spots to No.69.

Here are the latest Test rankings:

Team Rankings

Rank Country Points
1  India 116
2  England 108
3  South Africa 106
4  New Zealand 102
5  Australia 102
6  Pakistan 95
7  Sri Lanka 93
8  West Indies 76
9  Bangladesh 61
10  Zimbabwe 13

Top 10 batsmen

Rank Player Country Rating
1 Virat Kohli IND 935
2 Steve Smith  AUS 910
3 Kane Williamson  NZ 876
4 Joe Root  ENG 807
5 David Warner  AUS 803
6 Cheteshwar Pujara  IND 765
7 Dimuth Karunaratne  SL 753
8 Dean Elgar  SA 724
9 Aiden Markram  SA 703
10 Usman Khawaja  AUS 699
21 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 616
28 Mushfiqur Rahim BAN 600
52 Shimron Hetmyer WI 506

Top 10 bowlers

Rank Player Country Rating
1 Kagiso Rabada SA 882
2 James Anderson  ENG 874
3 Mohammad Abbas  PAK 829
4 Vernon Philander  SA 826
5 Ravindra Jadeja  IND 812
6 Pat Cummins  AUS 784
7 Ravichandran Ashwin  IND 777
8 Trent Boult  NZ 772
9 Yasir Shah  PAK 752
10 Jason Holder  WI 751
16 Mehidy Hasan BAN 696

Top 5 All-Rounders

Rank Player Country Rating
1 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 415
2 Ravindra Jadeja  IND 400
3 Vernon Philander  SA 370
4 Jason Holder  WI 365
5 Ben Stokes  ENG 342
12 Mehidy Hasan BAN 213

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