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Younus vaults into fifth position

Source : IBNS
Last Updated: Wed, Dec 14, 2011 05:43 hrs
Younus vaults into fifth position

Dubai, Dec 13 (IBNS) Pakistan batting's mainstay Younus Khan has charged up the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen after his double-century set-up an innings and 184-run victory for Pakistan in the first Test against Bangladesh.

The 34-year-old, whose triple-century against Sri Lanka at Karachi in February 2009 had put him in number-one position, has moved up 11 places to claim fifth position behind Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, South Africa's Jacques Kallis and England duo, Alastair Cook and Ian Bell.



Mohammad Hafeez and Asad Shafiq, who also scored centuries in the Chittagong Test, have also made upward movements. Hafeez has gained 12 places and is now in 47th position, while Asad has moved up 20 places to claim 63rd spot.

Bangladesh's Nazimuddin, who scored 31 and 78 on his debut, has entered in 64th position.

Spinners Abdur Rehman and Elias Sunny have improved their rankings after good performances in the Chittagong Test. Abdur Rehman, who had figures of 3-9 and 4-88, has jumped 13 places to 22nd position while Sunny, who took 3-123 in Pakistan's only innings, has jumped 14 places to 53rd spot.

New Zealand's fast bowler Doug Bracewell's stellar performance in the Blackcaps' sensational seven-run victory in the Hobart Test has lifted him 50 places to 39th position. The 21-year-old Bracewell had figures of 3-20 and 6-40 which turned out to be the cornerstone of New Zealand's first Test victory in Australia in 26 years.

Bracewell is now New Zealand's third highest-ranked bowler after Daniel Vettori (seventh) and Chris Martin (up by one place to 16th).

The other notable bowlers from the Hobart Test obart to improve their rankings are Australia's new ball pair of James Pattinson and Peter Siddle.

Siddle, who won the ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year award at the LG ICC Awards in Johannesburg in 2009, has gained three places and is now in 13th position while Pattinson, a 21-year-old from Melbourne, has jumped 31 places to 41st position following his match figures 34.5-10-105-8.

The bowlers' list is headed by South Africa's Dale Steyn with England's James Anderson second and Morne Morkel of South Africa third.

Australia opener David Warner is the biggest mover in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen as his unbeaten century in Hobart has lifted him 131 places to 70th position. Warner, adjudged man of the match, carried his bat while scoring 123 runs that came off 170 balls and included14 fours.

The other batsmen to head in the right direction from the Hobart Test are all New Zealanders and include captain Ross Taylor, Dean Brownlie and Kane Williamson.

Taylor, who was New Zealand's top scorer in the second innings with 56, has gained two places and is now ranked 21st while Brownlie has moved up 12 places to 55th position after scores of 56 and 21. Williamson contributions of 19 and 34 have helped him move up six places to 68th spot.

Meanwhile, South Africa and Sri Lanka go head to head in the three-Test series at Centurion from Thursday with both the sides eyeing upward movements.

South Africa currently sits in third position on 116 ratings points, one behind India, while Sri Lanka is in fifth spot, 17 ratings points behind.

If South Africa wins the series by 2-0 or better, it could leapfrog India into second position, while Sri Lanka's victory by 1-0 or better might put it ahead of Australia in fourth position. The teams ranking on the Championship table will largely depend on how the Australia-India series pans out.

Forthcoming Tests:

Pakistan v Bangladesh
17-21 Dec - Second Test, Chittagong

South Africa v Sri Lanka

15-19 Dec - First Test, Centurion

26-30 Dec - Second Test, Durban

3-7 Jan - Third Test, Cape Town


Reliance ICC Test Championship (as of 13 December, after Australia-New Zealand Test series, first Test between Bangladesh-Pakistan, before the start of first Test between South Africa-Sri Lanka)

Rank Team Rating

1 England 125

2 India 118

3 South Africa 116

4 Australia 103

5 Sri Lanka 99

6 Pakistan 98

West Indies 88

8 New Zealand 83

9 Bangladesh 6


(Developed by David Kendix)

Note: Zimbabwe will have to play eight Tests before it will have a ranking



Reliance ICC Test Rankings (as of 13 December, after Australia-New Zealand Test series, first Test between Bangladesh-Pakistan, before the start of first Test between South Africa-Sri Lanka)

Batsmen

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave HS Rating
1 ( - ) K.Sangakkara SL 880 56.93 938 v Eng at Kandy 2007
2 ( - ) Jacques Kallis SA 851 56.89 935 v NZ at Centurion 2007
3 ( - ) Alastair Cook Eng 823 49.72 836 v Ind at Edgbaston 2011
4 ( - ) Ian Bell Eng 822! 49.28 822 v Ind at The Oval 2011
5= (+11) Younus Khan Pak 787 52.93 880 v SL at Lahore 2009
( - ) Hashim Amla SA 787 47.54 842 v Ind at Kolkata 2010
7 (-1) S.Tendulkar Ind 785 56.02 898 v Zim at Nagpur 2002
8 (-1) Jonathan Trott Eng 776* 57.79 856 v SL at Cardiff 2011
9 (-1) Rahul Dravid Ind 773 53.22 892 v Pak at Kolkata 2005
10 (-1) Kevin Pietersen Eng 770 50.48 909 v WI at Headingley 2007
11= (-1) S.Chanderpaul WI 766 49.28 901 v NZ at Napier 2008
(-1) Graeme Smith SA 766 49.94 843 v Eng at Johannesburg 2010
13 (-1) AB de Villiers SA 759 47.43 810 v Ind at Centurion 2010
15 (-1) Misbah-ul-Haq Pak 717 45.64 735 v SL at Sharjah 2011
16 (-3) Mike Hussey Aus 704 50.44 921 v WI at Kingston 2008
17 (+1) T.Samaraweera SL 700 52.61 766 v Eng at The Rose Bowl 2011
18 (-1) Michael Clarke Aus 699 46.34 855 v Eng at Headingley 2009
21 (+2) Ross Taylor NZ 679 40.81 775 v Pak at Wellington 2009
23 (+1) M.Jayawardena SL 650 51.30 883 v Ind at Ahmedabad 2009
24 (-4) Tamim Iqbal Ban 648 38.93 707 v Eng at Old Trafford 2010
27 (-1) Azhar Ali Pak 637* 41.75 658 v SL at Dubai 2011
31 (-1) B.McCullum NZ 603 35.84 673 v Pak at Hamilton 2011
33 (+1) T.Dilshan SL 596 41.81 700 v Ind at Ahmedabad 2009
34 (+2) Ashwell Prince SA 593 42.44 756 v Pak at Centurion 2007
35 (-3) Ricky Ponting Aus 592 52.29 942 v Eng at Adelaide 2006
36 (-1) Daniel Vettori NZ 589 30.64 672 v Pak at Napier 2009
37 ( - ) Umar Akmal Pak 566* 35.82 647 v Aus at Sydney 2010
39 (+1) Angelo Mathews SL 560* 44.36 582 v Pak at Dubai 2011
40 (+1) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 548 32.88 564 v Eng at Mirpur 2010
41 (+1) N.T.P'thana SL 547! 35.38 547 v Pak at Sharjah 2011
42 (-4) Brad Haddin Aus 545 36.18 637 v WI at Perth 2009
45 ( - ) M.Rahim Ban 506 28.30 584 v Eng at Chittagong 2010
47 (+12) M.Hafeez Pak 504*! 36.65 504 v Ban at Chittagong 2011
48 (-5) Jesse Ryder NZ 502* 40.93 607 v Ind at Napier 2009
49 (+2) Taufeeq Umar Pak 498* 40.06 703 v SA at Faisalabad 2003
50 ( - ) P.Jayawardena SL 485 31.88 504 v Eng at The Rose Bowl 2011
51 (-3) Phillip Hughes Aus 483* 34.58 599 v Eng at Lord´s 2009
52 ( - ) Mark Boucher SA 480 30.29 566 v WI at Port-of-Spain 2010
53 (-4) Martin Guptill NZ 471* 33.24 515 v Zim at Bulawayo 2011
54 (-1) Imran Farhat Pak 470 31.87 575 v SA at Centurion 2007
55 (+12) Dean Brownlie NZ 460*! 53.60 460 v Aus at Hobart 2011
63 (+20) Asad Shafiq Pak 411* 38.90 435 v NZ at Hamilton 2011
64 (NEW) Nazimuddin Ban 408*! 54.50 408 v Pak at Chittagong 2011
68 (+6) Kane Williamson NZ 394* 32.53 442 v Ind at Hyderabad 2010
69 (-3) Shahriar Nafees Ban 390 25.72 479 v SA at Chittagong 2008
70 (+131) David Warner Aus 387*! 76.50 387 v NZ at Hobart 2011
73 (-10) Mahmudullah Ban 377* 31.60 445 v NZ at Hamilton 2010
76 (-3) Alviro Petersen SA 367* 33.64 396 v Ind at Kolkata 2010
82 (-11) M.Ashraful Ban 349 22.60 491 v SL at Colombo (PSS) 2007
83 (-6) Usman Khawaja Aus 348* 29.22 360 v NZ at Brisbane 2011

Bowlers

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Econ HS Rating
1 ( - ) Dale Steyn SA 898 23.15 902 v Aus at Cape Town 2011
2 ( - ) James Anderson Eng 811 30.57 813 v Ind at Edgbaston 2011
3 ( - ) Morne Morkel SA 760 29.85 776 v Aus at Cape Town 2011
4 ( - ) Graeme Swann Eng 755 28.82 858 v Pak at Lord´s 2010
5 ( - ) Stuart Broad Eng 744! 32.00 744 v Ind at The Oval 2011
6 ( - ) Zaheer Khan Ind 692 31.78 752 v SA at Durban 2010
7 (+1) Daniel Vettori NZ 654 33.67 681 v Aus at Auckland 2000
8 (+1) Saeed Ajmal Pak 651*! 30.18 651 v Ban at Chittagong 2011
9 (-2) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 629* 32.34 680 v WI at Mirpur 2011
10 ( - ) Rangana Herath SL 626! 34.93 626 v Pak at Sharjah 2011
13 (+3) Peter Siddle Aus 616* 31.65 635 v Eng at Melbourne 2010
16 (+1) Chris Martin NZ 598 34.46 643 v Eng at Lord´s 2004
19 (-1) Umar Gul Pak 580 33.46 627 v WI at Karachi 2006
21 ( - ) Paul Harris SA 562 37.87 705 v Eng at Centurion 2009
22 (+13) Abdur Rehman Pak 560*! 31.11 560 v Ban at Chittagong 2011
29 (-1) Ajantha Mendis SL 498* 32.48 572 v Ban at Chittagong 2009
30 ( - ) Jacques Kallis SA 486 32.33 742 v Eng at Headingley 2003
39 (+50) Doug Bracewell NZ 419*! 19.25 419 v Aus at Hobart 2011
40 (-1) Vernon Philander SA 418*! 13.92 418 v Aus at Johannesburg 2011
41 (+31) James Pattinson Aus 413*! 14.00 413 v NZ at Hobart 2011
43 (-2) Dilhara Fernando SL 401* 36.97 543 v Ban at Colombo (PSS) 2007
45 (-2) C.Welegedara SL 398*! 40.92 398 v Pak at Sharjah 2011
49 (-3) S.Hossain Ban 362* 48.20 438 v Ind at Chittagong 2010
50 (+1) Aizaz Cheema Pak 358*! 24.07 358 v Ban at Chittagong 2011
51 (-1) Nathan Lyon Aus 356*! 24.59 356 v NZ at Hobart 2011
52 (-4) Tim Southee NZ 335* 42.80 338 v Pak at Wellington 2011
53 (+14) Elias Sunny Ban 332*! 25.10 332 v Pak at Chittagong 2011
57 (-3) Thilan Thushara SL 304* 37.14 404 v NZ at Galle 2009
65 (-3) Suraj Randiv SL 277* 42.95 314 v Ind at Colombo (PSS) 2010
66= (+2) M.Hafeez Pak 263* 37.33 271 v Zim at Bulawayo 2011
(-3) Mahmudullah Ban 263* 38.66 381 v WI at St George´s 2009
71 (-2) T.Dilshan SL 243* 40.96 255 v Pak at Dubai 2011
76 (-1) Suranga Lakmal SL 209* 54.66 262 v Aus at Pallekele 2011
83 (-1) D.Prasad SL 168* 57.50 243 v Ban at Mirpur 2008
90 (+9) Mike Hussey Aus 140*! 27.16 140 v NZ at Hobart 2011
92 ( - ) M.Ashraful Ban 129* 60.40 148 v WI at Kingstown 2009
93 (-2) Rubel Hossain Ban 126* 83.23 138 v Zim at Harare 2011
97= (-1) Michael Clarke Aus 116* 37.47 265 v NZ at Wellington 2005
(NEW) Trent Boult NZ 116*! 20.00 116 v Aus at Hobart 2011

All-rounders

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts HS Rating
1 ( - ) Jacques Kallis SA 414 616 v Pak at Durban 2002
2 ( - ) Daniel Vettori NZ 385 412 v Pak at Napier 2009
5 ( - ) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 345 /bin /boot /cmsdata /data /dev /etc /home /lib /lib64 /lost+found /media /misc /mnt /opt /proc /root /sbin /selinux /solr /solrbackup /solropt /srv /sys /tftpboot /tmp /usr /var 375 v WI at Mirpur 2011
13 (+3) Peter Siddle Aus 163 /*! 163 v NZ at Hobart 2011
15 (-1) Rangana Herath SL 150! 150 v Pak at Sharjah 2011
19 (+4) M.Hafeez Pak 133*/*! 133 v Ban at Chittagong 2011

*indicates provisional rating; a batsman qualifies for a full rating after a minimum of 40 started innings; a bowler qualifies for a full rating after he has conceded 1,500 runs.

!indicates career-highest rating


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