Jos Buttler, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes gain in the latest ICC Test rankings

Jos Buttler, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes gain in the latest ICC Test rankings

Buttler makes significant gain; Shadab gains in rankings for both batsmen and bowlers.

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler of England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

It was the turn of England’s fast bowlers to make progress on the ICC Test Player Rankings, putting up a fine show that helped score an innings and 55 runs victory over Pakistan in the second Test at Headingley to finish the two-match series at 1-1.

If the player of the series Mohammad Abbas and left-arm bowler Mohammad Amir had made significant progress while helping Pakistan win the opening Test at Lord’s, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes have moved up the rankings after the second Test.

Broad’s figures of three for 38 and three for 28 have helped him gain two spots and move to 12th place, the position on which he had started the series while Woakes has gained one spot to reach 34th place after taking four wickets in the match. James Anderson’s five wickets have helped him gain three points to reach within five points of top-ranked Kagiso Rabada (897 points).

Among their batsmen, Jos Buttler is the biggest gainer, as his player of the match effort of 80 not out has lifted him 19 places to 63rd position. Opener Alastair Cook (up one place to 13th), Dawid Malan (up one place to 60th) and Dominic Bess (up 23 places to 92) are the others to gain.

For Pakistan, Abbas and Amir have retained their 20th and 32nd places respectively, while leg-spinning all-rounder Shadab Khan has moved up three places to 93rd among bowlers and 22 places to 108th among batsmen. Fast bowler Faheem Ashraf (up 18 places to 98th) and middle-order batsman Haris Sohail (up two places to 77th) are the other gainers in the latest rankings.

Seventh-ranked Pakistan could have swapped places with fifth-ranked England had they managed to win the second Test but the result means there are no change of places on the ICC Test Team Rankings with England losing one point and Pakistan gaining one.

In a series starting on Wednesday, the Windies play three Tests against Sri Lanka at home, with a chance to improve their position in the team rankings. A 2-0 or verdict could help ninth-placed Windies overtake Bangladesh while pulling Sri Lanka down from sixth to seventh position.

Series scenarios:

Sri Lanka win 3-0 – Sri Lanka 97 points, Windies 64

Sri Lanka win 2-0 – Sri Lanka 95, Windies 66

Sri Lanka win 1-0 – Sri Lanka 94, Windies 68

Drawn series – Sri Lanka 91, Windies 72

Windies win 1-0 – Sri Lanka 88, Windies 75

Windies win 2-0 – Sri Lanka 87, Windies 77

Windies win 3-0 – Sri Lanka 85, Windies 79

Series schedule:

6-10 June – 1st Test, Port of Spain

14-18 June – 2nd Test, Gros Islet

23-27 June – 3rd Test, Bridgetown

ICC Test team rankings

Rank Team   Points
1 India 125
2 South Africa 112
3 Australia 106
4 New Zealand 102
5 England 97 (-1)
6 Sri Lanka 94
7 Pakistan 88 (+1)
8 Bangladesh 75
9 Windies 67
10 Zimbabwe 2

 

ICC Test batsmens rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Highest Rating
1 ( – ) Steve Smith Aus 929 61.37
2 ( – ) Virat Kohli Ind 912! 53.4
3 ( – ) Joe Root Eng 855 52.28
4 ( – ) Kane Williamson NZ 847 50.35
5 ( – ) David Warner Aus 820 48.2
6 ( – ) C. Pujara Ind 810 50.51
7 ( – ) Dean Elgar SA 784! 42.58
8 ( – ) Aiden Markram SA 759*! 55.55
9 ( – ) Hashim Amla SA 726 48.03
10 ( – ) D. Chandimal SL 722 43.75

 

Other selected rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Highest Rating
13 (+1) Alastair Cook Eng 686 45.7 874 v Ind at Kolkata 2012
60 (+1) Dawid Malan Eng 465* 29 505 v Aus at Sydney 2018
63 (+19) Jos Buttler Eng 456* 35 494 v NZ at Headingley 2015
77 (+2) Haris Sohail Pak 401* 36.4 416 v SL at Abu Dhabi 2017
92 (+23) Dominic Bess Eng 346*! 37 346 v Pak at Headingley 2018
96 (+4) Keaton Jennings Eng 337* 24.8 423 v Ind at Mumbai 2016

 

ICC Test bowlers rankings

Rank   (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Highest Rating
1 ( – ) Kagiso Rabada SA 897 21.6 902 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2018
2 ( – ) James Anderson Eng 892 27.2 896 v Win at Lord’s 2017
3 ( – ) Vernon Philander SA 845 21.5 912 v Ind at Johannesburg 2013
4 ( – ) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 844 23.7 899 v Aus at Ranchi 2017
5 ( – ) R. Ashwin Ind 803 25.6 904 v Eng at Mumbai 2016
6= ( – ) Morne Morkel SA 800! 27.7 800 v Aus at Johannesburg 2018
( – ) Pat Cummins Aus 800*! 23.8 800 v SA at Johannesburg 2018
8 ( – ) Trent Boult NZ 795 27.8 825 v Eng at Lord’s 2015
9 ( – ) Rangana Herath SL 777 28.2 867 v Zim at Harare 2016
10 ( – ) Neil Wagner NZ 765 28.3 785 v Win at Wellington 2017

 

Other selected rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Highest Rating
12 (+2) Stuart Broad Eng 742 28.9 880 v SA at Johannesburg 2016
34 (+1) Chris Woakes Eng 509* 34.5 609 v Pak at The Oval 2016
93 (+3) Shadab Khan Pak 121*! 48.3 121 v Eng at Headingley 2018
98= (+18) Faheem Ashraf Pak 104*! 37.6 104 v Eng at Headingley 2018
113 (+20) Dominic Bess Eng 53*! 40.3 53 v Pak at Headingley 2018

 

Other select rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Highest Rating
1 ( – ) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 421 489 v Aus at Mirpur 2017
2 ( – ) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 391 438 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017
3 ( – ) Vernon Philander SA 372 376 v Aus at Cape Town 2014
4 ( – ) R. Ashwin Ind 368 493 v Eng at Mohali 2016
5 ( – ) Ben Stokes Eng 328/* 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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