Misbah moves into top 20 after Kingston Test

26 Apr, 2017 5:33 pm

DUBAI (92 News) – Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq has gained six slots to reach 20th position in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen after the first Test against the West Indies in Kingston which his team won by seven wickets on Tuesday to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Misbah, who along with former captain Younus Khan has announced that this will be his last Test series, notched unbeaten knocks of 99 and 12 to put himself in a position to further gain in the batsmen’s rankings, in which he attained a career-best sixth position in October 2013. Younus, a former top-ranked batsman, has maintained his eighth position with innings of 58 and six.

Among other Pakistan batsmen, Sarfraz Ahmed‘s first innings knock of 54 has seen him gain one place to move up to 24th position while Babar Azam has gained 14 places to reach 94th position after scores of 72 and nine not out.

For the West Indies, captain Jason Holder’s innings of 57 not out and 14 have helped him gain five slots to reach a career-best 60th position while Shane Dowrich (up one place to 63rd position) and Roston Chase (up 21 positions to 70th position) have also reached career-best rankings.

In the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers, leg-spinner Yasir Shah’s player of the match effort of two for 91 and six for 63 has lifted him one slot to 15th position while left-arm pace bowler Mohammad Amir has gained 13 slots to reach 42nd ranking after taking six for 44 and one for 20 in Kingston.

For the West Indies, pace bowlers Shannon Gabriel (up seven places to 33rd ranking) and Alzarri Joseph (up 22 places to 73rd ranking) have reached career-best positions after taking four wickets each in the match.

Batsmen (top 10)

Rank    (+/-)      Player               Team     Pts       Avge   Highest Rating

   1       ( – )       Steve Smith      Aus      941!     61.05   941 v Ind at Dharamsala 2017

   2       ( – )       K. Williamson    NZ        880       51.16   893 v Aus at Perth 2015

   3       ( – )       Joe Root          Eng      848       52.80   917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015

   4       ( – )       C. Pujara           Ind        846       51.32   861 v Aus at Ranchi 2017

   5       ( – )       Virat Kohli         Ind        818       49.41   895 v Ban at Hyderabad 2017

   6       ( – )       Q. de Kock       SA        802*!    51.26   802 v NZ at Hamilton 2017

   7       (+2)      David Warner    Aus      759       47.42   880 v NZ at Perth 2015

   8       ( – )       Younus Khan    Pak      757       52.84   880 v SL at Lahore 2009

   9       (+1)      Hashim Amla     SA        748       49.39   907 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013

  10       (-3)       Azhar Ali           Pak      744       46.30   787 v Aus at Melbourne 2016

Other selected rankings

Rank    (+/-)      Player               Team  Pts      Avge    Highest Rating

20        (+6)      Misbah-ul-Haq   Pak    681      46.87    842 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2014 

24        (+1)      Sarfraz Ahmed  Pak    653      42.59    715 v SL at Galle 2015

60        (+5)      Jason Holder    WI      458*!    30.06    458 v Pak at Jamaica 2017

63=      (+1)      Shane Dowrich  WI      447*!    33.21    447 v Pak at Jamaica 2017

70       (+21)     Roston Chase   WI      403*!    33.66    403 v Pak at Jamaica 2017

94        (+14)     Babar Azam      Pak    347*     31.75    360 v NZ at Hamilton 2016

Bowlers (top 10)


 Rank    (+/-)      Player              Team   Pts      Avge    Highest Rating

   1       ( – )       R. Jadeja          Ind        898      23.12    899 v Aus at Ranchi 2017

   2       ( – )       R. Ashwin         Ind        865      25.22    904 v Eng at Mumbai 2016

   3       ( – )       R. Herath          SL        854      27.87    867 v Zim at Harare 2016

   4       ( – )       J. Hazlewood    Aus      826      25.39    863 v Ind at Bengaluru 2017

   5       ( – )       J. Anderson      Eng      810      28.50    884 v SL at Durham 2016

   6       ( – )       S. Broad           Eng      803      28.54    880 v SA at Johannesburg 2016

   7       ( – )       K. Rabada        SA        798*     23.69    821 v SL at Johannesburg 2017

   8       ( – )       Dale Steyn        SA        794      22.30    909 v WI at Centurion 2014

   9       ( – )       Neil Wagner      NZ        745      28.90    767 v SA at Dunedin 2017

  10       ( – )       Mitchell Starc    Aus      742      28.35    805 v Pak at Brisbane 2016

Other selected rankings

Rank    (+/-)      Player              Team    Pts        Avge      Highest Rating

15         (+1)      Yasir Shah        Pak      677       30.77      878 v Eng at Lord’s 2016

33         (+7)      S. Gabriel         WI       469*!      37.11     469 v Pak at Jamaica 2017

42         (+13)     M. Amir              Pak    386*       31.77    658 v Eng at Lord’s 2010

73         (+22)     A. Joseph         WI       217*!      29.66    217 v Pak at Jamaica 2017

All-rounders (top five)

Rank    (+/-)      Player              Team   Pts         Highest Rating

   1       ( – )       S. Al Hasan       Ban      431      443 v NZ at Christchurch 2017

   2       ( – )       R. Jadeja          Ind        422!     422 v Aus at Dharamsala 2017

   3       ( – )       R. Ashwin         Ind        413      493 v Eng at Mohali 2016

   4       ( – )       Ben Stokes       Eng      327/*    351 v Ind at Mohali 2016

   5       ( – )       Mitchell Starc    Aus      318      347 v Ind at Pune 2017

 *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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