Windies players rise to career-high Test rankings after England Test win

Windies players rise to career-high Test rankings after England Test win

David Warner earned a place back in the top 10 after fighting century against Bangladesh.

West Indies batsman Shai Hope
West Indies batsman Shai Hope celebrates his century with Jermaine Blackwood. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope have attained career-best positions in the ICC Test Player Rankings after their splendid performances in Leeds helped the Windies complete a series-levelling win against England. The Barbados pair, which orchestrated a 322-run chase for an unforgettable five-wicket victory, gained massively in the latest rankings that also takes into account the opening Test in Dhaka which saw Bangladesh pull off a 20-run win over Australia on Wednesday.

Opener Brathwaite has risen 14 slots to 16th position after his innings of 134 and 95 in the second Test of the three-match series while Hope’s knocks of 147 and 118 not out, the first pair of centuries in any first-class game at Headingley, have helped him secure a massive gain of 60 places to reach 42nd position.

Windies captain Jason Holder has gained in both batting (up four places to 57th) and bowling (up two places to 37th) rankings while pace bowler Shannon Gabriel has gained two slots to reach 18th position after taking six wickets in the match.

For England, Ben Stokes’s first-innings century has seen him move up two positions to 23rd place among batsmen while Chris Woakes has gained 10 slots to reach 74th position.

Meanwhile, Australia opener David Warner has returned to the top 10 after a valiant century. Warner’s partnership of 130 for the third wicket with captain Steve Smith could not prevent Bangladesh from scoring its first ever Test win over Australia, but the left-hander had the satisfaction of moving up five slots to sixth position after scores of eight and 112.

For Bangladesh, opener Tamim Iqbal’s two innings of 71 and 78 have lifted him six places to a career-best 14thposition, while star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has moved up three slots to a career-best 14th position among bowlers after his match haul of 10 for 153 at Mirpur.

His fellow spinners Mehedi Hasan (up three places to 30th) and Taijul Islam (up four places to 32nd) have also moved up after finishing the match with five and four wickets, respectively.

Shakib has also consolidated his position at the top of the list of all-rounders with his highest aggregate of 489 points, having also scored 84 and five runs in his two innings.

ICC Test Team Rankings

Team Matches Points Rating
India 36 4493 125
South Africa 31 3395 110
England 39 4097 105
Australia 31 3087 100
New Zealand 32 3114 97
Pakistan 31 2868 93
Sri Lanka 36 3229 90
West Indies 26 1940 75
Bangladesh 17 1171 69
Zimbabwe 10 0 0

ICC Test Batsmen Rankings

Rank Name Country Rating
1 S.P.D. Smith Australia 938
2 J.E. Root England 902
3 K.S. Williamson New Zealand 880
4 C.A. Pujara India 876
5 V. Kohli India 806
6 D.A. Warner Australia 779
7 Azhar Ali Pakistan 769
8 A.N. Cook England 765
9 H.M. Amla South Africa 764
10 K.L. Rahul India 761


ICC Test Bowlers Rankings

Rank Name Country Rating
1 R.A. Jadeja India 884
2 J.M. Anderson England 868
3 R. Ashwin India 852
4 H.M.R.K.B. Herath Sri Lanka 809
5 J.R. Hazlewood Australia 802
6 K. Rabada South Africa 785
7 D.W. Steyn South Africa 763
8 V.D. Philander South Africa 751
9 S.C.J. Broad England 747
10 N. Wagner New Zealand 745


ICC Test All-Rounders Rankings

Rank Name Country Rating
1 Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh 489
2 R.A. Jadeja India 430
3 R. Ashwin India 422
4 Moeen Ali England 392
5 B.A. Stokes England 360
6 V.D. Philander South Africa 332
7 M.A. Starc Australia 312
8 J.O. Holder Windies 211
9 H.M.R.K.B. Herath Sri Lanka 203
10 S.C.J. Broad England 196