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Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach move up in ICC Test rankings

Man of the Match Sikandar Raza also attained career-best position.

Shannon Gabriel
Shannon Gabriel. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Windies pace bowler Shannon Gabriel has moved into the top 20 of the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings after the drawn second Test of the series against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo which his team won 1-0. The 29-year-old from Trinidad and Tobago, who held a career-high 18th place earlier this year, grabbed four wickets in the match to gain five slots and reach 20th position. He is now the highest-ranked Windies bowler, overtaking leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo, who is in 22nd place.

Gabriel is accompanied on the way up by new-ball partner Kemar Roach, who has gained four places to take 23rd position on the table after finishing with five wickets in the match. Century-makers Jason Holder and Shane Dowrich also have something to cheer about after their 212-run eighth-wicket partnership in the Windies’ only innings of the match.

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Captain Holder’s knock of 110 has lifted him five slots to 57th place while Dowrich’s innings of 106 sees him gain 17 places and reach 83rd position. Opener Kieren Powell is another one from the side to move northward, by five places, to reach 63rd position.

For Zimbabwe, Hamilton Masakadza has gained eight places to reach 41st position after scores of 147 and five, while Sikandar Raza’s knocks of 80 and 89 have lifted him 12 places to a career-best 44th position. Peter Moor (up 18 places to a career-best 77th) and wicketkeeper-batsman Regis Chakabva (up nine places to 93rd) have also made significant gains.

Raza’s career-best haul of five for 99 in the match has also lifted the off-spinning all-rounder to a career-best 83rd position among bowlers after a gain of 24 places.

There has been no change in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings with the Windies retaining their pre-series 75 points for eighth position and bottom-placed Zimbabwe gaining two points.

ICC Test Team Rankings

Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1 India 36 4493 125
2 South Africa 34 3767 111
3 England 43 4497 105
4 New Zealand 32 3114 97
5 Australia 34 3294 97
6 Sri Lanka 39 3658 94
7 Pakistan 34 2988 88
8 West Indies 30 2260 75
9 Bangladesh 23 1651 72
10 Zimbabwe 10 0 0

ICC Test Batsmen Rankings

Rank Name Team Rating
1 Steve Smith AUS 936
2 Joe Root ENG 889
3 Kane Williamson NZ 880
4 Cheteshwar Pujara IND 876
5 David Warner AUS 807
6 Virat Kohli IND 806
7 Hashim Amla SA 795
8 KL Rahul IND 761
9 Ajinkya Rahane IND 760
10 Azhar Ali PAK 755

ICC Test Bowlers Rankings

Rank Name Team Rating
1 James Anderson ENG 896
2 Ravindra Jadeja IND 884
3 Kagiso Rabada SA 876
4 Ravi Ashwin IND 852
5 Rangana Herath SL 833
6 Josh Hazlewood AUS 794
7 Nathan Lyon AUS 752
8 Dale Steyn SA 748
9 Neil Wagner NZ 745
10 Stuart Broad ENG 737

ICC Test Bowlers Rankings

ICC Test All-Rounders Rankings

Rank Name Team Rating
1 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 438
2 Ravindra Jadeja IND 430
3 Ravi Ashwin IND 422
4 Ben Stokes ENG 396
5 Moeen Ali ENG 378
6 Vernon Philander SA 319
7 Mitchell Starc AUS 306
8 Jason Holder WI 233
9 Dilruwan Perera SL 230
10 H.M.R.K.B. Herath SL 212

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