Latest Reliance ICC players Ranking
Updated - Dec 14, 2014 2:30 pm
Latest Reliance ICC players Ranking: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has released its official rankings The Reliance ICC players Ranking with updates till the 14th of December 2014.
A lot of players over the past week have made an upward move into the ranking backed by some really strong performances. Top gainers are Australian cricketers Steve Smith, David Warner who have now achieved their career best ICC ranks. Amid some sensational batting in the recently concluded first test match against India which Australia won by 48 runs and are now 1-0 up in the four test match series.
Warner now has 880 ranking points which takes him to the 4th place in the Reliance ICC players ranking. This is the best ranking position that Warner has achieved in his career, he jumped two places to the 4th spot after he hit back to back hundreds in both innings of the test match with a 145 in the first and 102 in the second innings. Team-mate Steve Smith for the first time has made it to the top 10 and is at the 8th place. His knocks of 162* and 52* helped him break through into the top 10 test batsmen. (Check Full List of Latest Rankings Here)
Though India lost the test match, the stand-in skipper Virat Kohli would be a proud man for the way he led his team and also for the fight he showed with the bat. Kohli also scored hundreds in both the innings a 115 in the first and career highest 141 in India’s second innings. The dual tons earned Kohli enough ranking points to get to the 16th rank. Indian opener Murli Vijay with two half centuries in the test match also rose in the ranking to the 28th position.
Sri Lanka’s wicket-keeper batsman Kumar Sangakkara successfully retains the top batting position in the updated ranking as well.
The match winner for Australia Nathan Lyon with sterling performance has got back into the top 20 bowlers. While Ryan Harris who did not have much say in the game against India dropped two spots from the 2nd to 4th position. His dip helped Rangana Herath of Sri Lanka and team mate Mitchell Johnson rise one rank each. However Harris is now on the 6th position in the ICC all-rounders list swapping place with team mate Shane Watson.
The top most ranked bowler in the ICC ranking is South African pacer Dale Steyn and Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan remains to be the top ranked ICC all-rounder in test matches.