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Kagiso Rabada surpasses Ashwin, Herath in latest ICC Test rankings

Aadya Sharma
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2.96K   //    11 Oct 2017, 14:19 IST

Rabada reached his career-best rankings in the latest ICC update
Rabada reached his career-best rankings in the latest ICC update

South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada continued his ascent as one of the leading fast bowlers in the world, gaining two spots to reach a career-best third spot in the latest ICC Test rankings. The update was released after his Man of the Match performance against Bangladesh in the second Test of the two-match series at Bloemfontein.

With five wickets in each of the two innings, Rabada managed to overtake Sri Lankan veteran Rangana Herath, as well as Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, in the new rankings that also take into account the 2nd Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, which the latter won by 63 runs.

Skipper Faf du Plessis, as well as Test newcomer Aiden Markram, both centurions in the 2nd Test, also made gains in the batting list: Du Plessis crawled up two places to reach 14th, while Markram jumped a massive 43 spots to reach 61.

The Sri Lankan players, after their win against Pakistan, also made gains in the rankings: Dimuth Karunaratne, who scored a 196 in the first innings, jumped by nine places to reach the 17th spot, while Niroshan Dickwella moved two places to reach 39.

For India, currently playing T20Is against Australia, the new rankings saw Ajinkya Rahane and KL Rahul effect a one-place gain: while Rahul moved to the eighth spot, Rahane follows him closely at nine.

Pakistan batsman Asad Shafiq, who scored a valiant ton that went in vain, moved seven places to 28th after his 11th Test ton, while skipper Sarfraz Ahmed, who stitched a rear-guard partnership with him, gained one spot to move to 32.


Here are the full rankings:

Batsmen (top 10)

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

  1    ( - )    Steve Smith   Aus   936   59.66  941 v Ind at Dharamsala 2017

  2    ( - )    Joe Root     Eng   889   53.76  917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015

  3    ( - )    K. Williamson  NZ    880   51.16  893 v Aus at Perth 2015

  4    ( - )    C. Pujara      Ind    876   52.65  888 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017

  5    ( - )    David Warner  Aus   807   47.94  880 v NZ at Perth 2015

  6    ( - )    Virat Kohli     Ind    806   49.55  895 v Ban at Hyderabad 2017

  7    ( - )    Hashim Amla   SA    795   49.87  907 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013

  8    (+1)   Lokesh Rahul  Ind    761*!  46.27  761 v SL at Pallekele 2017

  9    (+1)   Ajinkya Rahane Ind    760    47.61  825 v NZ at Indore 2016

 10    (-2)    Azhar Ali      Pak   755    46.62  787 v Aus at Melbourne 2016 


Bowlers (top 10)

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

  1    ( - )    J. Anderson   Eng   896!   27.39  896 v Win at Lord's 2017

  2    ( - )    R.Jadeja      Ind    884    23.60  899 v Aus at Ranchi 2017

  3    (+2)   K. Rabada    SA    876!   22.71  876 v Ban at Bloemfontein 2017

  4    (-1)    R. Ashwin     Ind    852   25.26  904 v Eng at Mumbai 2016

  5    (-1)    R. Herath     SL    833   27.82  867 v Zim at Harare 2016

  6    ( - )    J. Hazlewood  Aus   794   25.75  863 v Ind at Bengaluru 2017

  7    (+1)   Nathan Lyon   Aus   752!   31.83  752 v Ban at Chittagong 2017

  8    (-1)    Dale Steyn    SA    748    22.30  909 v Win at Centurion 2014

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

 10    (+1)   Stuart Broad   Eng   737    28.81  880 v SA at Johannesburg 2016  


All-rounders

Rank  (+/-)   Player       Team   Pts    Highest Rating

  1    ( - )    S. Al Hasan    Ban   438   489 v Aus at Mirpur 2017

  2    ( - )    R. Jadeja     Ind    430   438 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017

  3    ( - )    R. Ashwin     Ind    422   493 v Eng at Mohali 2016

  4    ( - )    Ben Stokes    Eng   396 /*! 396 v Win at Lord's 2017

  5    ( - )    Moeen Ali     Eng   378   409 v SA at Old Trafford 2017

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