Yasir Shah

A number of other players have improved their rankings, following impressive performances in the just-concluded Tests.

In the batting table, which Virat Kohli of India continues to lead, Azhar Ali has moved up three places to 12th, Kusal Mendis is 20th (up by eight places), Ben Stokes is 31st (up by five places), Roshen Silva is 48th (up by five places) and Shane Dowrich is 58th (up by seven places).

Meanwhile, New Zealand’s Henry Nicholls leads the pack of batsmen who have achieved career-high rankings. Nicholls is now ranked 17th (up by three places), Jos Buttler is 18th (up by three places), Haris Sohail is 38th (up by 33 places), Babar Azam is 39th (up by 24 places) and Ben Foakes is 50th (up by four places).

In the bowlers’ table, Kagiso Rabada has become the number-one bowler after England’s James Anderson lost one per cent of his points for missing the Colombo Test. This meant Anderson lost nine points and has now dropped eight points behind the South Africa fast bowler.

Anderson has snatched the number-one position from Rabada following the Lord’s Test against India in August in which he took match figures of nine for 43.

Apart from Yasir, other bowlers to move up the ladder are: Taijul Islam at a career-high 21st position (up six places), Stokes at 28th (up three places), Devendra Bishoo at 32nd (up two places), Adil Rashid at a career-best 36th (up two places), Jack Leach at 41st (up two places), Lakshan Sandakan at a career-high 45th (up 11 places) and Malinda Pushpakumara at 61st (up 15 places).

Media release on MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings post-Sri Lanka and England Test series is available here.

Top 10 Batsmen 

Rank      (+/-)        Player              Team     

1         ( – )         Virat Kohli            Ind

2         ( – )         Steve Smith         Aus

3         ( – )         Kane Williamson   NZ

4         ( – )         Joe Root              Eng

5         ( – )         David Warner       Aus

6         ( – )         C. Pujara              Ind

7         ( – )         D. Karunaratne     SL

8         ( – )         Dean Elgar           SA

9         ( – )         Aiden Markram     SA

10        (+1)        Usman Khawaja    Aus


Top 10 Bowlers

Rank      (+/-)        Player                  Team    

1         (+1)        Kagiso Rabada          SA

2         (-1)         James Anderson       Eng

3         ( – )         M. Abbas                 Pak

4         ( – )         Vernon Philander      SA

5         ( – )         Ravindra Jadeja       Ind

6         (+1)        Pat Cummins           Aus

7         (+1)        R. Ashwin                Ind

8         (-2)         Trent Boult              NZ

9         ( – )         Jason Holder          Win

10        (+9)        Yasir Shah              Pak