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Williamson sets new Test Rankings high for a New Zealand player

Williamson sets new Test Rankings high for a New Zealand player
January 12, 2021

DUBAI – Captain Kane Williamson’s epic 238 in the second Test against Pakistan in Christchurch has helped him reach the best ever-rating points by a New Zealand player while consolidating his position at the top of the list of batsmen in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings.

Captain Kane Williamson’s epic 238 in the second Test against Pakistan in Christchurch has helped him reach the best ever-rating points by a New Zealand player while consolidating his position at the top of the list of batsmen in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings.

Williamson, named player of the series after leading his side to an innings and 176 runs win and a 2-0 victory in the two-Test series, has reached 919 rating points, bettering his own mark of 915 in December 2018. ICC Cricket Hall of Famer Richard Hadlee is the only other player from New Zealand to go past the 900-point mark, reaching a career-high 909 rating points in bowling in December 1985.

In the latest rankings update that includes the second Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka in Johannesburg and the third Test between Australia and India in Sydney, Steve Smith has leapfrogged Virat Kohli to second position after scores of 131 and 81 while Dean Elgar has moved to 13th position with knocks of 127 and 31 not out.

In other movement for New Zealand players, Henry Nicholls has gained three places to reach ninth among batsmen after his knock of 157 while fast bowler Kyle Jamieson’s match haul of 11-117 has lifted him seven places to a career-best 21st place. With 36 Test wickets so far, Jamieson is also fifth among all-rounders after only six Tests.

Azhar Ali’s knocks of 93 and 37 have helped him advance him seven places to 18th position and his compatriot Mohammad Rizwan’s first-innings half-century has helped him gain 10 places to reach 37th position.

The drawn Sydney Test saw Marun Labuschagne consolidate the fourth position with a career-best 866 rating points after scores of 91 and 73 while fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has gained three places to reach fifth position with four wickets in the match.

For India, Cheteshwar Pujara’s knocks of 50 and 77 have taken him from eighth to 10th position and Rishabh Pant’s scores of 36 and 97 have helped him gain 19 places to reach 26th position. Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin too have gained after their fighting knocks, as has Shubman Gill.

The Centurion Test saw Anrich Nortje (up 10 places to 38th), Wiaan Mulder (up 22 places to 45th), Lutho Sipamla (up 23 places to 47th) and Lungi Ngidi (up seven places to 49th) make huge gains among bowlers while for Sri Lanka, captain Dimuth Karunaratne (up two places to 15th) and Kusal Perera (up four places to 56th) have moved up in the list of batsmen.-ICC

 

Batsmen (top 10)

Rank

(+/-)  

Player    

Team

Pts

Avg

Highest Rating

1

( - )

Kane Williamson

NZ

919!

54.31

919 v Pak at Christchurch 2021

2

(+1)

Steve Smith

Aus

900

62.07

947 v SA at Durban 2018

3

(-1)

Virat Kohli

Ind

870

53.41

937 v Eng at Southampton 2018

4

( - )

Marnus Labuschagne

Aus

866*!

60.41

866 v India at Sydney 2021

5

( - )

Babar Azam

Pak

781

45.44

800 v Ban at Rawalpindi 2020

6

(+2)

Ben Stokes

Eng

760

37.84

827 v WI at Old Trafford 2020

7

(-1)

Ajinkya Rahane 

Ind

756

42.81

825 v NZ at Indore 2016

8

(+2)

Cheteshwar Pujara

Ind

753

47.85

888 v SL at Nagpur 2017

9

(+3)

Henry Nicholls

NZ

747

43.91

778 v Ban at Wellington 2019

10

(-3)

David Warner

Aus

745

48.41

880 v NZ at Perth 2015

 

 

Other selected rankings

Rank

(+/-)  

Player    

Team

Pts

Avg

Highest Rating

13

(+7)

Dean Elgar

SA

684

40.20

784 v Aus at Johannesburg 2018

15

(+2)

D Karunaratne

SL

673

36.66

754 v SA at Colombo (SSC) 2018

18

(+7)

Azhar Ali

Pak

658

42.87

787 v Aus at Melbourne 2016

26

(+19)

Rishabh Pant

Ind

622*

40.66

673 v Aus at Sydney 2019

34

(+2)

R Jadeja

Ind

584

36.18

584 v Aus at Sydney 2021

37

(+10)

M Rizwan

Pak

572*!

39.20

572 v NZ at Christchurch 2021

38=

(+2)

Dom Sibley

Eng

567*

38.11

575 v Pak at Southampton 2020

48

(+3)

Ollie Pope

Eng

531*

37.94

564 v Pak at Old Trafford 2020

51=

(+2)

Hanuma Vihari

Ind

520*

32.84

601 v WI at Jamaica 2019

56

(+4)

Kusal Perera

SL

512*

31.61

559 v SA at Port Elizabeth 2019

68=

(+8)

Shubman Gill

Ind

459*!

53.66

459 v Aus at Sydney 2021

77

(+17)

Faheem Ashraf

Pak

422*!

32.40

422 v NZ at Christchurch 2021

80

(+7)

V der Dussen

SA

417*!

35.60

417 v SL at Johannesburg 2021

85

(+21)

Daryl Mitchell

NZ

399*

75.33

402 v Eng at Hamilton 2019

89

(+2)

R Ashwin

Ind

374

27.71

553 v Eng at Mohali 2016

 

 

Bowlers (top 10)

Rank

(+/-)  

Player    

Team

Pts

Avg

Highest Rating

1

( - )

Pat Cummins

Aus

908

21.47

914 v Eng at Old Trafford 2019 

2

( - )

Stuart Broad

Eng

845

27.65

880 v SA at Johannesburg 2016

3

( - )

Neil Wagner

NZ

825

26.32

859 v Aus at Melbourne 2019

4

( - )

Tim Southee

NZ

811

28.70

826 v Pak at Mount Maunganui 2020

5

(+3)

Josh Hazlewood

Aus

805

25.76

864 v India at Bengaluru 2017

6

( - )

Kagiso Rabada

SA

786

22.95

902 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2018

7

(+3)

James Anderson

Eng

781

26.79

903 v India at Lord's 2018

8

(-3)

Mitchell Starc

Aus

774

27.14

807 v NZ at Perth 2019

9

(-2)

Ravichandran Ashwin

Ind

768

25.53

904 v Eng at Mumbai 2016

10

(-1)

Jasprit Bumrah

Ind

765*

21.59

834 v WI at Jamaica 2019

 

 

Other selected rankings

Rank

(+/-)  

Player    

Team

Pts

Avg

Highest Rating

13

(+1)

R Jadega

Ind

733

24.32

899 v Aus at Ranchi 2017

21

(+7)

Kyle Jamieson

NZ

637*!

13.27

637 v Pak at Christchurch 2021

38

(+10)

Anrich Nortje

SA

429*!

30.73

429 v SL at Johannesburg 2021

45

(+22)

Wiaan Mulder

SA

360*!

19.70

360 v SL at Johannesburg 2021

47

(+23)

Lutho Sipamla

SA

339*!

16.70

339 v SL at Johannesburg 2021

49

(+7)

Lungi Ngidi

SA

324*

25.72

405 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2018

63

(+8)

D Shanaka

SL

241*

31.46

269 v India at Kolkata 2017

 

 

  All-rounders (top five) 

Rank

(+/-)  

Player    

Team

Pts

Highest Rating

1

( - )

Ben Stokes

Eng

446

497 v WI at Old Trafford 2020

2

(+1)

R Jadeja

Ind

428

438 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017

3

(-1)

Jason Holder

WI

423

485 v Eng at Southampton 2020

4

( - )

S Al Hasan

Ban

366

489 v Aus at Mirpur 2017

5

(+5)

Kyle Jamieson

NZ

293*/*!

293 v Pak at Christchurch 2021