Rankings: Swann moves up six places

Source : IBNS
Last Updated: Sun, Apr 08, 2012 10:01 hrs

Dubai, Apr 8 (IBNS) Graeme Swann's 10-wicket haul not only helped England to a Test victory in Colombo but also lifted him six places to fourth spot in the Reliance ICC Test Bowling Rankings - just one place behind team mate James Anderson.

Swann took 10-181 in England's eight wickets win, which squared the series 1-1, while Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath who took 6-133 and 1-37 in the match moved up to fifth with a career best rating of 769.

Despite losing the Test there was also a career-best rating for another Sri Lanka player, Angelo Mathews, who scored 57 and 46 to climb five places to 30th in the table and claim 586 ratings points. Mahela Jayawardena, the Man of the Series, with 354 runs at an average of 88.5, went up two places to 17th - one ahead of the man of the match Kevin Pietersen.



England's Pietersen, who hit 151 and an unbeaten 42, went up three places to joint 18th with Australia's Mike Hussey and ahead of team mate Ian Bell who drops to 20th.

But the biggest mover in the batting rankings was England's vice-captain Alastair Cook, who leapt a massive eight places to sixth spot. Cook scored 94 and then steered England to victory with an unbeaten 49 in the second innings at the P Sara Oval in Colombo. He is only two places behind Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, who drops one place to fifth, and is overtaken in fourth place by Pakistan's Younus Khan.

Reliance ICC Test Rankings (after Colombo Test)

Batsmen (top 30)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave HS Rating
1= ( - ) Michael Clarke Aus 821 49.65 855 v Eng at Headingley 2009
( - ) AB de Villiers SA 821! 49.16 821 v NZ at Wellington 2012
3 ( - ) Jacques Kallis SA 819 56.78 935 v NZ at Centurion 2007
4 (+1) Younus Khan Pak 797 52.44 880 v SL at Lahore 2009
5 (-1) Kumar Sangakkara SL 779 54.86 938 v Eng at Kandy 2007
6 (+8) Alastair Cook Eng 777 48.69 836 v Ind at Edgbaston 2011
7 ( - ) Thilan Samaraweera SL 772 52.84 775 v SA at Cape Town 2012
8 (-2) S.Chanderpaul WI 766 49.28 901 v NZ at Napier 2008
9 (-1) Hashim Amla SA 763 46.98 842 v Ind at Kolkata 2010
10 ( - ) Ross Taylor NZ 761 43.52 775 v Pak at Wellington 2009
11 ( - ) Graeme Smith SA 753 49.64 843 v Eng at Johannesburg 2010
12= ( - ) Sachin Tendulkar Ind 749 55.44 898 v Zim at Nagpur 2002
( - ) Azhar Ali Pak 749*! 43.17 749 v Eng at Dubai 2012
14 (-5) Jonathan Trott Eng 744 52.70 856 v SL at Cardiff 2011
15 ( - ) Misbah-ul-Haq Pak 741 45.27 771 v Eng at Abu Dhabi 2012
16 ( - ) Ricky Ponting Aus 735 53.44 942 v Eng at Adelaide 2006
17 (+2) Mahela Jayawardene SL 731 51.17 883 v Ind at Ahmedabad 2009
18= (+3) Kevin Pietersen Eng 728 49.28 909 v WI at Headingley 2007
(-1) Mike Hussey Aus 728 50.82 921 v WI at Kingston 2008
20 (-2) Ian Bell Eng 702 46.49 822 v Ind at The Oval 2011
21 (-1) Darren Bravo WI 683*! 52.50 683 v Ind at Mumbai 2011
22 ( - ) VVS Laxman Ind 662 45.97 781 v WI at Dominica 2011
23 (+1) Brendon McCullum NZ 651 36.53 673 v Pak at Hamilton 2011
24 (-1) Matt Prior Eng 647 43.09 693 v Pak at Dubai 2012
25 ( - ) Virender Sehwag Ind 644 50.79 866 v SL at Galle 2010
26 ( - ) Tamim Iqbal Ban 622 38.00 707 v Eng at Old Trafford 2010
27 (+1) Shane Watson Aus 598 38.12 729 v Eng at Perth 2010
28 (+1) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 596 ! 34.68 596 v Pak at Mirpur 2011
29 (-2) Andrew Strauss Eng 594 41.01 769 v SA at Johannesburg 2005
30 (+5) Angelo Mathews SL 586*! 40.63 586 v Eng at Colombo (PSS) 2012

Bowlers (top 20)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave HS Rating
1 ( - ) Dale Steyn SA 886 23.18 902 v SL at Centurion 2011
2 ( - ) Saeed Ajmal Pak 835 ! 26.70 835 v Eng at Dubai 2012
3 ( - ) James Anderson Eng 798 30.16 813 v Ind at Edgbaston 2011
4 (+5) Graeme Swann Eng 779 27.97 858 v Pak at Lord´s 2010
5 (+2) Rangana Herath SL 769 ! 32.09 769 v Eng at Colombo (PSS) 2012
6 (-2) Peter Siddle Aus 768 ! 29.03 768 v Ind at Adelaide 2012
7 (-2) Vernon Philander SA 764*! 14.15 764 v NZ at Wellington 2012
8 (-2) Stuart Broad Eng 749 31.25 777 v Pak at Dubai 2012
9 (-1) Abdur Rehman Pak 739*! 27.37 739 v Eng at Dubai 2012
10 ( - ) Morne Morkel SA 733 30.03 776 v Aus at Cape Town 2011
11 ( - ) Ben Hilfenhaus Aus 726*! 28.91 726 v Ind at Adelaide 2012
12 ( - ) Zaheer Khan Ind 697 31.78 752 v SA at Durban 2010
13 ( - ) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 678* 31.33 680 v WI at Mirpur 2011
14 ( - ) Chris Martin NZ 651 33.59 669 v SA at Hamilton 2012
15 ( - ) Umar Gul Pak 642 ! 32.47 642 v Eng at Dubai 2012
16 ( - ) Daniel Vettori NZ 611 34.16 681 v Aus at Auckland 2000
17 ( - ) Tim Bresnan Eng 600* 24.16 623 v Ind at The Oval 2011
18 ( - ) Shane Watson Aus 585* 28.01 633 v SA at Cape Town 2011
19 ( - ) Mitchell Johnson Aus 583 31.29 825 v Eng at Cardiff 2009
20 ( - ) Pragyan Ojha Ind 572* 34.62 595 v WI at Mumbai 2011

All-rounders (top five)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts HS Rating
1 ( - ) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 404 /*! 404 v Pak at Mirpur 2011
2 ( - ) Jacques Kallis SA 385 616 v Pak at Durban 2002
3 ( - ) Stuart Broad Eng 365 382 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2012
4 ( - ) Shane Watson Aus 350 /* 394 v SA at Johannesburg 2011
5 ( - ) Daniel Vettori NZ 349 412 v Pak at Napier 2009

*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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