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ICC: Broad and Anderson move up in Test rankings

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In the batsmen’s list, Babar Azam is back at a career-best fifth position, which he had attained in February 2020.

• Babar at career best-equalling fifth position, Abid and Rizwan attain career bests

Formerly top-ranked fast bowlers Stuart Broad and James Anderson of England have advanced in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings after some fine bowling in the drawn second Test against Pakistan in Southampton.

Broad has moved up one slot to second position in the bowlers’ list after a haul of 4/56 while Anderson has moved up two slots to 14th with figures of 3/60, as the pair helped dismiss Pakistan for 236 in their only innings of the match.

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Abbas took 2/28 in England’s score of 110/4 declared, gaining two places to reach eighth position, but is still away from his career-best ranking of third in October 2018.

In the batsmen’s list, Babar Azam is back at a career-best fifth position, which he had attained in February 2020. His knock of 47 helped him gain one place while his compatriots Abid Ali (up to 49th) and Mohammad Rizwan (up to 75th) have also attained career-best rankings after knocking up half-centuries.

For England, Zak Crawley has moved to a career-best 81st place after a score of 53, even as all-rounder Ben Stokes and captain Joe Root have retained their seventh and ninth positions, respectively.

In the ICC World Test Championship points table, England remain in third position with 279 points while Pakistan are fifth with 153. The list is led by India with 360 points and Australia are second at 296.

Each series of the WTC is worth 120 points, distributed evenly over the number of matches in a series. The points range from 60 for each match of a two-Test series to 24 for each match of a five-Test series. More on the WTC is available here.

MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings (as of 18 August 2020, after the second England-Pakistan Test):

Batsmen (top 10)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeHighest Rating
1( – )Steve SmithAus91162.84947 v SA at Durban 2018
2( – )Virat KohliIndia88653.62937 v Eng at Southampton 2018
3( – )M LabuschagneAus827*!63.43827 v NZ at Sydney 2020
4( – )K WilliamsonNZ81250.99915 v Ban at Hamilton 2019
5(+1)Babar AzamPak79844.79800 v Ban at Rawalpindi 2020
6(-1)David WarnerAus79348.94880 v NZ at Perth 2015
7( – )Ben StokesEng76737.84827 v WI at Old Trafford 2020
8( – )C PujaraIndia76648.66888 v SL at Nagpur 2017
9( – )Joe RootEng74748.11917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015
10( – )Ajinkya RahaneIndia72642.88825 v NZ at Indore 2016

Other selected rankings

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeHighest Rating
49(+19)Abid AliPak518*!69.50518 v Eng at Southampton 2020
75(+19)M RizwanPak415*!33.30415 v Eng at Southampton 2020
81(+15)Zak CrawleyEng389*!28.54389 v Pak at Southampton 2020

Bowlers (top 10)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeHighest Rating
1( – )Pat CumminsAus90421.82914 v Eng at Old Trafford 2019
2(+1)Stuart BroadEng84627.68880 v SA at Johannesburg 2016
3(-1)Neil WagnerNZ84326.60859 v Aus at Melbourne 2019
4( – )Tim SoutheeNZ812!29.00812 v India at Christchurch 2020
5( – )Jason HolderWI81026.69862 v Eng at Southampton 2020
6( – )Kagiso RabadaSA80222.95902 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2018
7( – )Mitchell StarcAus79726.97807 v NZ at Perth 2019
8(+2)M AbbasPak785*20.67838 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2018
9(-1)Jasprit BumrahIndia779*20.33834 v WI at Jamaica 2019
10(-1)Trent BoultNZ77027.65825 v Eng at Lord’s 2015

Other selected rankings

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeHighest Rating
14=(+2)J AndersonEng74426.94903 v India at Lord’s 2018

All-rounders (top five)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsHighest Rating
1( – )Ben StokesEng454497 v WI at Old Trafford 2020
2( – )Jason HolderWI447485 v Eng at Southampton 2020
3( – )R JadejaIndia397438 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017
4( – )M StarcAus298346 v India at Pune 2017
5( – )R AshwinIndia281492 v Eng at Mohali 2016

*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.
!indicates career-highest ratingFor more information on player rankings, please click here.

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