Hope scales new rankings heights

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Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope have attained career-best positions in the ICC Test Player Rankings after their splendid performances in Leeds helped the Windies complete a series-levelling win against England.

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The Barbados pair, who orchestrated a 322-run chase for an unforgettable five-wicket victory, gained massively in the latest rankings that also takes into account the opening Test in Dhaka which saw Bangladesh pull off a 20-run win over Australia on Wednesday.

Opener Brathwaite has risen 14 slots to 16th position after his innings of 134 and 95 in the second Test of the three-match series while Hope’s knocks of 147 and 118 not out, the first pair of centuries in any first-class game at Headingley, have helped him secure a massive gain of 60 places to reach 42nd position.

Windies captain Jason Holder has gained in both batting (up four places to 57th) and bowling (up two places to 37th) rankings while pace bowler Shannon Gabriel has gained two slots to reach 18th position after taking six wickets in the match.

For England, Ben Stokes’s first-innings century has seen him move up two positions to 23rd place among batsmen while Chris Woakes has gained 10 slots to reach 74th position.

Meanwhile, Australia opener David Warner has returned to the top 10 after a valiant century. Warner’s partnership of 130 for the third wicket with captain Steve Smith could not prevent Bangladesh from scoring its first ever Test win over Australia, but the left-hander had the satisfaction of moving up five slots to sixth position after scores of eight and 112.

For Bangladesh, opener Tamim Iqbal’s two innings of 71 and 78 have lifted him six places to a career-best 14th position, while star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has moved up three slots to a career-best 14th position among bowlers after his match haul of 10 for 153 at Mirpur.

His fellow spinners Mehedi Hasan (up three places to 30th) and Taijul Islam (up four places to 32nd) have also moved up after finishing the match with five and four wickets, respectively.

Shakib has also consolidated his position at the top of the list of all-rounders with his highest aggregate of 489 points, having also scored 84 and five runs in his two innings.

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ICC Test Player Rankings (as on 31 August, after the first Test between Bangladesh and Australia and the second Test between England and the Windies):

Batsmen (top 10)

Rank    ( /-)      Player              Team      Pts        Avge   Highest Rating

1 ( – ) Steve Smith Aus 938 60.18 941 v Ind at Dharamsala 2017

2 ( – ) Joe Root Eng 902 54.30 917 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 ( – ) Virat Kohli Ind 806 49.55 895 v Ban at Hyderabad 2017

6 ( 5) David Warner Aus 779 47.64 880 v NZ at Perth 2015

7 ( – ) Azhar Ali Pak 769 46.86 787 v Aus at Melbourne 2016

8 (-2) Alastair Cook Eng 765 46.59 874 v Ind at Kolkata 2012

9 (-1) Hashim Amla SA 764 49.00 907 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013

10 (-1) Lokesh Rahul Ind 761*! 46.27 761 v SL at Pallekele 2017

Other selected rankings

Rank    ( /-)      Player               Team      Pts       Avge    Highest Rating

14 ( 6) Tamim Iqbal Ban 709! 40.27 709 v Aus at Mirpur 2017

16 ( 14) K. Brathwaite Win 701! 37.44 701 v Eng at Headingley 2017

23= ( 2) Ben Stokes Eng 643! 35.35 643 v Win at Headingley 2017

42 ( 60) Shai Hope Win 549*! 29.81 549 v Eng at Headingley 2017

57 ( 4) Jason Holder Win 469 29.62 486 v Pak at Dominica 2017

74 ( 10) Chris Woakes Eng 387* 32.14 409 v Ind at Mohali 2016

Bowlers (top 10)

Rank    ( /-)      Player              Team      Pts      Avge     Highest Rating

1 ( – ) R. Jadeja Ind 884 23.60 899 v Aus at Ranchi 2017

2 ( – ) J. Anderson Eng 868 27.74 884 v SL at Durham 2016

3 ( – ) R. Ashwin Ind 852 25.26 904 v Eng at Mumbai 2016

4 ( 1) R. Herath SL 809 28.25 867 v Zim at Harare 2016

5 (-1) J. Hazlewood Aus 802 25.75 863 v Ind at Bengaluru 2017

6 ( – ) K. Rabada SA 785*     24.56 821 v SL at Johannesburg 2017

7 ( 1) Dale Steyn SA 763 22.30 909 v Win at Centurion 2014

8 ( 1) V. Philander SA 751 22.45 912 v Ind at Johannesburg 2013

9 (-2) Stuart Broad Eng 747 28.81 880 v SA at Johannesburg 2016

10 ( – ) Neil Wagner NZ 745 28.90 767 v SA at Dunedin 2017

Other selected rankings

Rank   ( /-)      Player              Team      Pts      Avge    Highest Rating

14 ( 3) S. Al Hasan Ban 705! 32.07 705 v Aus at Mirpur 2017

18 ( 2) S. Gabriel Win 636*! 33.22 636 v Eng at Headingley 2017

30 ( 3) Mehedi Hasan Ban 511*! 31.37 511 v Aus at Mirpur 2017

32 ( 4) Taijul Islam Ban 481*! 33.40 481 v Aus at Mirpur 2017

37 ( 2) Jason Holder Win 449*! 38.31 449 v Eng at Headingley 2017

52 ( 14) Pat Cummins Aus 339*! 24.21 339 v Ban at Mirpur 2017

67 ( 6) Roston Chase Win 264*! 47.75 264 v Eng at Headingley 2017

All-rounders (top five)

Rank    ( /-)      Player              Team      Pts       Highest Rating

1 ( – ) S. Al Hasan Ban 489! 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 ( – ) Moeen Ali Eng 392 409 v SA at Old Trafford 2017

5 ( – ) Ben Stokes Eng 360 /* 362 v SA at The Oval 2017

*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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