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Ajinkya Rahane moves into 10th place in the latest ICC Test Rankings

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19.79K   //    08 Jan 2016, 11:08 IST
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Rahane claimed a career-high 10th position in the latest ICC Test Player Rankings.

Ajinkya Rahane climbed up the ladder to 10th and is now the only Indian batsman in the latest list of the ICC Test Player Rankings issued on Thursday. England’s duo of Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes have made impressive gains after stellar performances in the Cape Town Test against South Africa.
Bairstow scored 150 not out, his maiden Test century, and 30 not out which have helped him vault 11 places to a career-high 32nd position. He is now England’s third highest-ranked batsman after Joe Root (fourth) and Alastair Cook (12th).
Stokes has also been rewarded for his career-best 258, which was followed by 26, with a jump of 15 places that has now put him in 38th position. He trails Bairstow by 32 points and six places.
Also heading in the right direction are AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla, who have gained one place each. De Villiers is now third and 18 points behind number-one ranked Steve Smith while Amla is seventh after scoring 201.
Outside the top 20, there were movements for Faf du Plessis to 29th (up by one place), Kraigg Brathwaite to 33rd (up by three places), Moeen Ali to 52nd (up by four places) and Denesh Ramdin to 58th (up by six places).
South Africa’s Temba Bavuma and the West Indies’ Carlos Brathwaite were the biggest movers in the latest updates.
Bavuma, who scored 102 not out, has rocketed 27 places to 82nd spot while Brathwaite has also jumped 27 places to 83rdafter scoring 69 in the rain-affected Sydney Test against Australia.
In the ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers, Australia’s James Pattinson has continued to make upward movement. The fast bowler is now in 23rd position after gaining two places following figures of two for 76.

The bowlers’ list is headed by India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, with Dale Steyn second and Stuart Broad third. Steyn and Broad are separated by just five points.
Meanwhile, in the ICC Test Championship table, both Australia and West Indies have retained their pre-series rankings and points. Australia had started the series in third place on 109 points while the West Indies was eighth on 76 points.
The ICC Test Championship table will now be updated at the conclusion of South Africa-England series, while the Test player rankings will be updated after the Johannesburg Test, which starts on 14 January.
ICC Test Championship table (as on 7 January after the conclusion of Australia-West Indies Test series)

RankTeam Points
1   South Africa114
5New Zealand99
7Sri Lanka89
8West Indies76

ICC Test Player Rankings (as on 7 January after the conclusion of Australia-West Indies Test series)
Batsmen (Top 10)

Rank(+/-) Player   TeamPts 
1( - )Steve SmithAus899
2( - ) Kane WilliamsonNZ889
3(+1)AB de Villiers SA881
4(-1)Joe RootEng873
5( - )   David WarnerAus854
6( - )Younus KhanPak826
7(+1)Hashim AmlaSA823
8(-1)Angelo MathewsSL808
10=(+1) Ajinkya RahaneInd753!
 (+1)Adam VogesAus753!

 Bowlers (Top 10)

Rank(+/-)  Player TeamPts
1 ( - )R.AshwinInd
2 ( - )Dale SteynSA858
3 ( - )Stuart BroadEng853
4 ( - )Yasir ShahPak846!
5 ( - )James AndersonEng828
6 ( - )Ravindra JadejaInd789!
7 ( - )Trent BoultNZ787
8 ( - )Josh HazlewoodAus741*
9= ( - )Vernon PhilanerSA731
  ( - )Tim SoutheeNZ731

 All-rounders (Top 5)

1 ( - ) R.AshwinInd406
2 ( - ) Shakib Al HasanBan384
3 ( - ) Stuart BroadEng324
4 ( - ) Vernon PhilanderSA287*/
5 ( - ) Ravindra JadejaInd259*/*!

*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 rating.

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