Roshen Silva’s Man of the Series effort earns him a spot in the top 50 Test batsmen

After scoring 56 and 70 not out in the second Test against Bangladesh, the 29-year-old has been rewarded with a jump of 29 places.

Sri Lankan cricketer Roshen Silva
Sri Lankan cricketer Roshen Silva. (Photo by -/AFP/Getty Images)

Roshen Silva has continued to rise in the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen following a player of the match performance against Bangladesh in the Mirpur Test, which Sri Lanka won by 215 runs to take the series 1-0 on Saturday.

Silva scored 56 and 70 not out on a pitch on which 40 wickets fell for 681 runs inside three days. For this performance, the 29-year-old has been rewarded with a jump of 29 places, which has put him inside the top-50 batsmen in 49th spot for first time in his career.

Silva had scored 109 in the first Test, which had lifted him from 106th position to 78th rankings. The rise in the latest batsmen’s rankings has made Silva the seventh highest-ranked Sri Lanka batsman after Dinesh Chandimal 12th (down by three places), Kusal Mendis 21st (up by two places), Angelo Mathews (24th), Dimuth Karunaratne 32nd (down by four places), Dhananjaya de Silva (38th) and Niroshan Dickwella 45th (down by four places).

Bangladesh’s batting failure in the Mirpur Test is also reflected in the latest rankings.

Akila Dananjaya
Akila Dananjaya. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

In the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers, Akila Dananjaya has made an impressive entry following his three for 20 and five for 24. The off-spinner has entered in 58th position, while fast bowler Suranga Lakmal, who took three for 25 in the first innings, has moved up three places to 30th position.

Rangana Herath, who became the first left-arm spinner to take 400 Test wickets during the match, has remained his country’s highest-ranked bowler despite slipping one place to eight following his four wickets in Mirpur. Bangladesh have something to smile about as left-arm spinner Taijul Islam and seamer Mustafizur Rahman have headed in the right direction while returning veteran Abdur Razzak has reappeared in 95th spot after his five wickets in the match.

Taijul, who took four for 83 and four for 76, has moved up two places to a career-high 34th position, while Mustafizur has jumped 10 places to 49th following match figures of five for 66.

The batting table is headed by Steve Smith of Australia, with Virat Kohli of India in second and Joe Root of England in third positions, respectively. James Anderson of England is the highest-ranked bowler, and is followed by Kagiso Rabada of South Africa and Ravindra Jadeja of India.

Shakib, who missed the Test due to an injury, has stayed in 22nd spot but Tamim Iqbal has fallen five places to 26th, Mushfiqur Rahim has dropped three places to 28th, Mominul Haque has slipped three places to 30th, Mahmudullah has plummeted six places to 54th and Sabbir Rahman has tumbled 17 places to 104th.

ICC Test team rankings

Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1 India 44 5313 121
2 South Africa 39 4484 115
3 Australia 40 4174 104
4 New Zealand 35 3489 100
5 England 49 4829 99
6 Sri Lanka 46 4374 95
7 Pakistan 34 2988 88
8 West Indies 36 2606 72
9 Bangladesh 26 1833 71
10 Zimbabwe 14 12 1

ICC Test batsmen rankings

Rank Name Country Rating
1 S.P.D. Smith AUS 947
2 V. Kohli IND 912
3 J.E. Root ENG 881
4 K.S. Williamson NZ 855
5 D.A. Warner AUS 827
6 C.A. Pujara IND 810
7 H.M. Amla SA 771
8 Azhar Ali PAK 755
9 A.N. Cook ENG 742
10 L.R.P.L. Taylor NZ 739

ICC Test bowlers rankings

Rank Name Country Rating
1 J.M. Anderson ENG 887
2 K. Rabada SA 875
3 R.A. Jadeja IND 844
4 J.R. Hazlewood AUS 814
5 R. Ashwin IND 803
6 V.D. Philander SA 791
7 N. Wagner NZ 784
8 H.M.R.K.B. Herath SL 777
9 M. Morkel SA 773
10 N.M. Lyon AUS 769

ICC Test all-rounders rankings

Rank Name Country Rating
1 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 421
2 R.A. Jadeja IND 391
3 R. Ashwin IND 368
4 B.A. Stokes ENG 358
5 V.D. Philander SA 322
6 Moeen Ali ENG 297
7 M.A. Starc AUS 291
8 J.O. Holder WI 208
9 C.R. Woakes ENG 200
10 M.D.K. Perera SL 198

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