Sam Curran and Moeen Ali surge in the latest ICC Test rankings

Sam Curran and Moeen Ali surge in the latest ICC Test rankings

Virat Kohli retains his number 1 position with the career highest ratings.

Sam Curran
Sam Curran of England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Moeen Ali and Sam Curran made the most notable movement up the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings, while Virat Kohli held on to No. 1 following the Southampton Test.

England all-rounder Sam Curran has made quick gains in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings while spinner Moeen Ali has also moved up after the Southampton Test, which the home side won by 60 runs on Sunday to take a winning 3-1 lead in the five-match series.

The 20-year-old Curran has moved up 29 places to 43rd position among batsmen after producing crucial knocks of 78 and 46 in his fourth Test match. The left-hander, son of former Zimbabwe cricketer Kevin Curran and younger brother of England player Tom Curran, has also gained 11 places to reach 55th place in the bowlers’ list and 15th position among all-rounders after gaining 27 slots.

Player of the match Ali’s haul of nine wickets has helped him move up three places to 33rd position with a huge gain in rating points. The off-spinner, who grabbed five for 63 and four for 71 in the two innings, has gained 66 points to reach 543 points in bowling, while also gaining one slot to reach seventh place among all-rounders.

Kohli attains career-highest ratings

For India, captain Virat Kohli has retained his number one slot and a career-high 937 rating points after innings of 46 and 58 in the fourth Test. Kohli, who has scored 544 runs in his eight innings this series, is 11th in the list of best ever in terms of rating points, just one adrift of a group of four – Gary Sobers, Clyde Walcott, Vivian Richards and Kumar Sangakkara.

Similarly, Cheteshwar Pujara stays in the sixth position but his unbeaten 132, which helped India take the first innings lead, has lifted him from 763 to 798 points.

India fast bowler Mohammad Shami has progressed back to the top 20 as his six-wicket match haul has lifted him three places to 19th position among bowlers, while his fellow fast bowler Ishant Sharma’s four wickets see him move up one place to 25th position. Jasprit Bumrah has continued the strong start to his Test career, moving to a career-best 487 points while retaining 37th position after his fifth Test.

Here are the latest Test rankings:

Batsmen

Rank Player Team Points
1 Virat Kohli Ind 937!
2 Steve Smith Aus 929
3 Kane Williamson NZ 847
4 David Warner Aus 820
5 Joe Root Eng 809
6 C. Pujara Ind 798
7 D.Karunaratne SL 754!
8 D. Chandimal SL 733
9 Dean Elgar SA 724
10 Aiden Markram SA 703*
16 Jonny Bairstow Eng 663
18 Ajinkya Rahane Ind 633

Bowlers

Rank Player Team Points
1 James Anderson Eng 896
2 Kagiso Rabada SA 882
3 Ravindra Jadeja Ind 832
4 Vernon Philander SA 826
5 Pat Cummins Aus 800
6 Trent Boult NZ 795
7 Rangana Herath SL 791
8 R. Ashwin Ind 777
9 Neil Wagner NZ 765
10 Josh Hazlewood Aus 759
19 M. Shami Ind 670
25 Ishant Sharma Ind 610
33 Moeen Ali Eng 533
37 Jasprit Bumrah Ind 487
55 Sam Curran Eng 318

All-Rounders

Rank Player Team Points
1 Shakib Al Hasan Ban 420
2 Vernon Philander SA 370
3 Ravindra Jadeja Ind 363
4 Jason Holder Win 354
5 R. Ashwin Ind 351
6 Ben Stokes  Eng 341
7 Moeen Ali  Eng 286
8 Chris Woakes  Eng 258
16 Sam Curran  Eng 173
17 Stuart Broad  Eng 171

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