Rahmat advances 88 places after scripting Afghanistan’s maiden Test win


Rahmat, Rahmat Shah Afghanistan ICC test Test Player Ranking MRF Tyres batsmen Top 10
19 Mar, 2019 4:54 pm

DUBAI (92 News) – Afghanistan batsman Rahmat Shah has made quick progress in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings after starring in his side’s seven-wicket victory over Ireland in the one-off Test played in the northern Indian city of Dehradun.

The 25-year-old has advanced 88 places to reach 89th position in the rankings after scores of 98 and 76. The player of the match in his country’s second Test is now the highest-ranked batsman from his team, ahead of captain Asghar Afghan, who is in 106th place after gaining 24 places with a knock of 67. Hashmatullah Shahidi is another Afghanistan batsman to advance, moving up three slots to 110.

Fast bowler Yamin Ahmadzai and leg-spinner Rashid Khan have made rapid strides in the bowlers’ list.

Yamin, who grabbed three wickets in Afghanistan’s inaugural Test against India last year, has gained 45 places to reach 50th position after finishing with six wickets in Dehradun. Rashid, who is top-ranked in T20Is and third in ODIs, has gained 50 places to reach 67th position after claiming seven wickets including the first five-wicket Test haul by an Afghanistan bowler.

For Ireland, Kevin O-Brien has moved up four places to 68th while fast bowler Tim Murtagh has also gained in the list for batsmen after a rare Test half-century batting at No.11, his scores of 54* and 27 lifting him 59 places to 140th.

Debutant Andy Balbirnie has gained 73 slots to reach 145th position after a second-innings knock of 82 while among bowlers, Stuart Thompson has gained 18 slots to reach 64th position after taking three wickets in the match.

The second Test for both teams meant a step towards a full place in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings, for which they need another six matches.

MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings (as on 19 March 2019)

Batsmen (top 10)

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 ( – ) Joe Root Eng 763 49.51 917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015
7 ( – ) David Warner Aus 756 48.2 880 v NZ at Perth 2015
8 ( – ) A Markram SA 719* 43.8 759 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
68 (+4) Kevin O’Brien Ire 448*! 56.5 448 v Afg at Dehradun 2019
89= (+88) Rahmat Shah Afg 378*! 48 378 v Ire at Dehradun 2019
106 (+24) Asghar Afghan Afg 300*! 34.33 300 v Ire at Dehradun 2019
110 (+3) H Shahidi Afg 288*! 56 288 v Ire at Dehradun 2019
140= (+59) Tim Murtagh Ire 183*! 45.5 183 v Afg at Dehradun 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 862 26.93 903 v India at Lord’s 2018
3 ( – ) Kagiso 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
50 (+45) Y Ahmadzai Afg 332*! 16 332 v Ire at Dehradun 2019
64= (+18) S Thompson Ire 253*! 18.57 253 v Afg at Dehradun 2019
67 (+50) Rashid Khan Afg 239*! 28.44 239 v Ire at Dehradun 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 357 395 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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