Curran, Leach move up in ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings


Curran, Leach, move up, ICC, Men’s Test Player, Rankings
27 Jul, 2019 10:38 pm

DUBAI (92 News) – Following the conclusion of the one-off Test at Lord’s on Friday, England and Ireland players have moved up in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings.

According to a press release, England players Sam Curran and Jack Leach have made significant gains in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings after a 143-run victory over Ireland in their one-off Test at Lord’s even as they prepare to host Australia for the Ashes series starting on Thursday.

In a low-scoring Test that saw Ireland earn the early honours, spinner Leach’s knock of 92 on being promoted to open the innings after coming in at No.11 in the first innings, has seen him not only win the Player of the Match award but also gain 57 places to reach 117th position.

Curran has gained in all three lists, moving up three places to 52nd among batsmen after scores of 18 and 37 and advancing six places to 67th with a first-innings haul of three for 28. His efforts have also lifted him eight places to 23rd among all-rounders.

Stuart Broad has moved up one place to 18th after finishing with seven wickets in the match, while Chris Woakes’s second innings haul of 6/17 has helped him retain 33rd position among bowlers.

Ireland, who ensured a dramatic start to the four-day Test as they bowled England out for only 85, saw quite a few of their bowlers move up the rankings. New-ball bowler Tim Murtagh has gained 25 places to reach 41st position after his impressive haul of 5/13 in the first innings while Stuart Thompson (up 11 places to 53rd) and Boyd Rankin (up 21 places to 84th) have advanced in the bowlers’ list.

In the ranking for batsmen, Andy Balbirnie (up 27 places to 115th), Paul Stirling (up 18 places to 144th) and opener James McCollum (up eight places to 147th) have made their way up.

England’s players will get a chance to improve their rankings in the upcoming Ashes when they take on some of the best in the business.

England captain Joe Root slipped a place to seventh after the Test against Ireland but will be hoping to work his way towards the top while new-ball bowler James Anderson will be looking to wrest back the top place from Australia’s Pat Cummins after missing the one-off Test at Lord’s.

Australia’s Steve Smith and David Warner, currently in fourth and sixth positions, too have the chance of improving their rankings, while Nathan Lyon will be looking to move up again after being overtaken by Broad.

In the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings, England remain in the fourth position and on 105 points after winning the match while Ireland have yet to win a point after three matches.

In the upcoming Ashes, Australia will overtake England to the fourth position with a series win while England can gain up to six points and move up the table.

Series scenarios:

England win 5-0 – England 111 points, Australia 90 points

England win 4-0 – England 110, Australia 92

England win 3-0 or 4-1 – England 109, Australia 93

England win 2-0 – England 108, Australia 95

England win 1-0 or 3-2 – England 106, Australia 96

Australia win 5-0 – Australia 108, England 97

Australia win 4-0 – Australia 107, England 98

Australia win 3-0 or 4-1 – Australia 105, England 99

Australia win 2-0 – Australia 104, England 100

Australia win 1-0 or 3-2 – Australia 102, England 102 (Australia ahead on decimals).

MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings (as of 27 July, after the one-off England-Ireland Test):

Rank Team Points
1 India 113
2 New Zealand 111
3 South Africa 108
4 England 105
5 Australia 98
6 Sri Lanka 94
7 Pakistan 84
8 West Indies 82
9 Bangladesh 65
10 Zimbabwe 16


*Afghanistan and Ireland have Test status but have not played enough matches to figure on the rankings table

(Developed by David Kendix)

MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings (as of 27 July, after the one-off England-Ireland Test)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Highest Rating
1 ( – ) Virat Kohli India 922 53.76 937 v Eng at Southampton 2018
2 ( – ) K Williamson NZ 913 53.38 915 v Ban at Hamilton 2019
3 ( – ) C Pujara India 881 51.18 888 v SL at Nagpur 2017
4 ( – ) Steve Smith Aus 857 61.37 947 v SA at Durban 2018
5 ( – ) Henry Nicholls NZ 778*! 45.75 778 v Ban at Wellington 2019
6 (+1) David Warner Aus 756 48.20 880 v NZ at Perth 2015
7 (-1) Joe Root Eng 741 49.03 917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015
8 ( – ) A Markram SA 719* 43.80 759 v Aus at Johannesburg 2018
9 ( – ) Q de Kock SA 718 39.31 802 v NZ at Hamilton 2017
10 ( – ) Faf du Plessis SA 702 42.95 734 v India at Centurion 2018


Other selected rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Highest Rating
11 ( – ) U Khawaja Aus 682 42.53 747 v Pak at Sydney 2017
20 ( – ) Travis Head Aus 644*! 51.00 644 v SL at Canberra 2019
46 ( – ) Shaun Marsh Aus 540 34.31 675 v SA at Durban 2018
52 (+3) Sam Curran Eng 521* 31.81 566 v SL at Galle 2018
115= (+27) Andy Balbirnie Ire 270*! 24.33 270 v Eng at Lord’s 2019
117 (+57) Jack Leach Eng 260*! 21.14 260 v Ire at Lord’s 2019
144 (+18) Paul Stirling Ire 175*! 17.33 175 v Eng at Lord’s 2019
147 (+8) J McCollum Ire 171*! 18.25 171 v Eng at Lord’s 2019


Bowlers (top 10)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Highest Rating
1 ( – ) Pat Cummins Aus 878*! 22.02 878 v SL at Canberra 2019
2 ( – ) J Anderson Eng 853 26.93 903 v India at Lord’s 2018
3 ( – ) K Rabada SA 851 21.77 902 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2018
4 ( – ) V Philander SA 813 21.64 912 v India at Johannesburg 2013
5 ( – ) Neil Wagner NZ 801! 27.51 801 v Ban at Wellington 2019
6 ( – ) R Jadeja India 794 23.68 899 v Aus at Ranchi 2017
7 ( – ) Trent Boult NZ 787 27.54 825 v Eng at Lord’s 2015
8= ( – ) Jason Holder WI 770* 27.69 778 v Eng at Antigua 2019
( – ) M Abbas Pak 770* 18.86 838 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2018
10 ( – ) R Ashwin India 763 25.43 904 v Eng at Mumbai 2016


Other selected rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Highest Rating
13 ( – ) J Hazlewood Aus 728 27.14 863 v India at Bengaluru 2017
15 ( – ) Mitchell Starc Aus 719 28.20 805 v SA at Durban 2018
18 (+1) Stuart Broad Eng 699 28.77 880 v SA at Johannesburg 2016
19 (-1) Nathan Lyon Aus 690 32.24 774 v Eng at Adelaide 2017
24= (+1) Moeen Ali Eng 622 36.24 633 v WI at Edgbaston 2017
36 ( – ) Peter Siddle Aus 448 30.28 816 v Eng at Old Trafford 2013
41 (+25) Tim Murtagh Ire 391*! 16.38 391 v Eng at Lord’s 2019
53 (+11) S Thompson Ire 317*! 20.40 317 v Eng at Lord’s 2019
67 (+6) Sam Curran Eng 252* 30.05 342 v India at The Oval 2018
84 (+21) Boyd Rankin Ire 153*! 38.00 153 v Eng at Lord’s 2019


All-rounders (top five)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Highest Rating
1 ( – ) Jason Holder WI 439/* 448 v Eng at Antigua 2019
2 ( – ) S Al Hasan Ban 399 489 v Aus at Mirpur 2017
3 ( – ) R Jadeja India 387 438 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017
4 ( – ) Ben Stokes Eng 350 395 v WI at Lord’s 2017
5 ( – ) V Philander SA 326 377 v SL at Galle 2018

 

*indicates provisional rating; a batsman qualifies for a full rating after playing 40 Test innings; a bowler qualifies for a full rating when he reaches 100 Test wickets.


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