Ross Taylor enters the top 10 of ICC Test rankings for batsmen

Ross Taylor enters the top 10 of ICC Test rankings for batsmen

Santner, de Grandhomme along with Raval, Chase, Dowrich, Gabriel and Cummins also gain in rankings.

Ross Taylor of New Zealand
Ross Taylor of New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has moved into the top 10 of the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings, after a fine performance in the second and final Test against the Windies in Hamilton which his side won by 240 runs on Tuesday to complete a 2-0 series win.

Taylor, who enjoyed a career-high third position in December 2013 when he tallied 871 points, 132 more than his current total of 739, scored 16 and 107 not out to move up three places and take 10th position in a list led by Australia captain Steve Smith.

The 33-year-old Taylor’s 17th Test century has helped him re-enter the top 10 after last being there in August 2016. He is now the second-best placed New Zealand batsman with captain Kane Williamson occupying fifth position.

New Zealand opener Jeet Raval and all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme have also made significant gains. Raval has gained four slots to reach 30th position after scores of 84 and four in Hamilton, while de Grandhomme has gained five places to reach a career-best 70th position with scores of 58 and 22.

Mitchell Santner (up one place to a career-best 51st) has moved up among bowlers for New Zealand, while pace bowlers Shannon Gabriel (up two places to 21st) and Miguel Cummins (up 14 places to 63rd) have gained for the visiting side.

Among the Windies batsmen, Roston Chase has gained seven slots to reach 38th position while Shane Dowrich has gained six places to reach 83rd position.

Meanwhile, there has been no change of positions in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings. New Zealand have gained three points to reach 100 points but remain in fourth position. The Windies have lost three points but are still in eighth position, ahead of Bangladesh on decimal points.

ICC Test Team Rankings

Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1 India 40 4969 124
2 South Africa 34 3767 111
3 England 43 4497 105
4 New Zealand 35 3489 100
5 Australia 34 3294 97
6 Sri Lanka 43 4058 94
7 Pakistan 34 2988 88
8 West Indies 36 2606 72
9 Bangladesh 23 1651 72
10 Zimbabwe 13 20 2

ICC Test Batsmen Rankings

Rank Name Team Rating
1 S.P.D. Smith AUS 938
2 V. Kohli IND 893
3 J.E. Root ENG 879
4 C.A. Pujara IND 873
5 K.S. Williamson NZ 855
6 D.A. Warner AUS 815
7 H.M. Amla SA 795
8 Azhar Ali PAK 755
9 L.D. Chandimal SL 743
10 L.R.P.L. Taylor NZ 739

ICC Test Bowlers Rankings

Rank Name Team Rating
1 J.M. Anderson ENG 894
2 K. Rabada SA 876
3 R.A. Jadeja IND 870
4 R. Ashwin IND 829
5 H.M.R.K.B. Herath SL 799
6 J.R. Hazlewood AUS 786
7 N. Wagner NZ 784
8 M.A. Starc AUS 775
9 N.M. Lyon AUS 774
10 D.W. Steyn SA 748

ICC Test All-Rounders Rankings

Rank Name Team Rating
1 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 438
2 R.A. Jadeja IND 415
3 B.A. Stokes ENG 380
4 R. Ashwin IND 369
5 Moeen Ali ENG 352
6 V.D. Philander SA 319
7 M.A. Starc AUS 313
8 H.M.R.K.B. Herath SL 216
9 J.O. Holder WI 208
10 M.D.K. Perera SL 206