Showing posts with label Number 1 Ranking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Number 1 Ranking. Show all posts

Monday, February 27, 2017

World's Best Test Batsman Steve Smith now 6th Best ever in Test History !

TOP-RANKED SMITH REACHES CAREER-HIGH RATING AFTER PUNE TEST

·       Steve O’Keefe, Matt Renshaw, Lokesh Rahul attain career-best rankings



Australia captain Steve Smith has reached a career-high 939 rating points after an outstanding batting effort in the opening Test against India in Pune which his team won by 333 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series.

Smith has not only consolidated his position at the top of the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen but has also attained rating points which are the sixth-best ever after Don Bradman (961), Len Hutton (945), Jack Hobbs and Ricky Ponting (both 942) and Peter May (941). Gary Sobers, Viv Richards and Kumar Sangakkara all had career-high ranking points of 938.

Smith, who scored 27 and 109 in Pune to gain six points, now leads India captain Virat Kohli by 66 points while England batsman Joe Root is 91 points behind him at third place with 848 points.

Australia batsman Matt Renshaw has moved up 18 places to a career-best 34th position scoring 68 and 31 while opener Lokesh Rahul has made an 11-slot gain to reach a career-best 46th position after scores of 64 and 10 for India, which folded for only 105 and 107 in the two innings in Pune to lose in three days.

In the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers, Australia’s left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe has rocketed up 33 slots to a career-best 29th place after figures of 12 for 70 which earned him the player of the match award. O’ Keefe’s figures are the cheapest 12-wicket haul in Test cricket, beating ICC Hall of Famer George Lohmann’s 12 for 71 against South Africa at Johannesburg in 1896.

India’s Ravichandran Ashwin remains at the top of the bowlers’ rankings with 878 points after taking seven wickets but his spin partner Ravindra Jadeja now has company at second spot as Josh Hazlewood has caught up with him at 860 points, the Australia pace bowler’s career-best. India pace bowler Umesh Yadav’s six wickets in the match have seen him gain four slots to reach 30th rank.

Meanwhile, Australia pace bowler Mitchell Starc has moved up three slots in the list of all-rounders to fourth position after his fighting knocks of 61 and 30. Starc, who is ranked 10th among bowlers, has also moved up 27 places in the list of batsmen to a career-best 61st rank.

MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings (as on 26 February, after the first Test between India and Australia in Pune)

Batsmen (top 10)

Rank    (+/-)      Player              Team   Pts       Avge   Highest Rating
   1       ( - )       Steve Smith      Aus      939!     60.34   939 v Ind at Pune 2017
   2       ( - )       Virat Kohli         Ind       873      50.72   895 v Ban at Hyderabad 2017
   3       ( - )       Joe Root           Eng      848      52.80   917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015
   4       ( - )       K.Williamson     NZ        823      50.07   893 v Aus at Perth 2015
   5       ( - )       David Warner    Aus      805      48.70   880 v NZ at Perth 2015
   6       ( - )       Hashim Amla    SA        787      49.99   907 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013
   7       ( - )       Azhar Ali           Pak      779      47.07   787 v Aus at Melbourne 2016
   8       ( - )       Younus Khan    Pak      772      53.06   880 v SL at Lahore 2009
   9       (+1)      Q. de Kock       SA        760*    51.04   769 v SL at Cape Town 2017
  10      (+1)      AB de Villiers     SA        755      50.46   935 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2014

Other selected rankings

Rank    (+/-)      Player              Team   Pts      Avge   Highest Rating
  34      (+18)    Matt Renshaw   Aus      595*!   59.14   595 v Ind at Pune 2017
  46      (+11)    Lokesh Rahul    Ind       518*!   38.30   518 v Aus at Pune 2017
  61=    (+27)    Mitchell Starc    Aus      446!     25.36   446 v Ind at Pune 2017
  94      (+3)      Mitchell Marsh   Aus      337*    22.79   340 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2016

Bowlers (top 10)

Rank    (+/-)      Player              Team   Pts      Avge    Highest Rating
   1       ( - )       R. Ashwin         Ind       878      25.07    904 v Eng at Mumbai 2016
   2=     ( - )       R.Jadeja           Ind       860      24.25    879 v Eng at Chennai 2016
            (+1)      J. Hazlewood    Aus      860!     24.72    860 v Ind at Pune 2017
   4       ( - )       R. Herath          SL        827      28.31    867 v Zim at Harare 2016
   5       ( - )       K. Rabada        SA        821*!   21.76   821 v SL at Johannesburg 2017
   6       ( - )       Dale Steyn        SA        819      22.30   909 v WI at Centurion 2014
   7       ( - )       J. Anderson      Eng      810      28.50   884 v SL at Durham 2016
   8       ( - )       Stuart Broad     Eng      803      28.54   880 v SA at Johannesburg 2016
   9       ( - )       V. Philander      SA        798      21.40   912 v Ind at Johannesburg 2013
  10      ( - )       Mitchell Starc    Aus      777      28.16   805 v Pak at Brisbane 2016

Other selected rankings

Rank    (+/-)      Player              Team   Pts      Avge    Highest Rating
  29      (+33)    Steve O'Keefe   Aus      507*!   20.34   507 v Ind at Pune 2017
  30      (+4)      Umesh Yadav   Ind       501*    36.83   509 v WI at Antigua 2016

All-rounders (top five)

Rank    (+/-)      Player              Team   Pts      Highest Rating
   1       ( - )       R. Ashwin         Ind       448      493 v Eng at Mohali 2016
   2       ( - )       S. Al Hasan       Ban      441      443 v NZ at Christchurch 2017
   3       ( - )       R. Jadeja          Ind       372      407 v Ban at Hyderabad 2017
   4       (+3)      Mitchell Starc    Aus      347!     347 v Ind at Pune 2017
   5       (-1)       Ben Stokes       Eng      327 /*  351 v Ind at Mohali 2016

*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

Monday, February 8, 2016

​India puts its number-one ranking on the line - Series winner will be the Number 1 T20 Team !!!!


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India puts its number-one ranking on the line



ICC World Twenty20 2016 host India and defending champion Sri Lanka go head to head in a three-match T20 International series in Pune on Wednesday with the number-one ranking on the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Championship table up for grabs.

India, which vaulted seven places to first after sweeping aside Australia last week, needs to win the series against Sri Lanka to retain the coveted position. In contrast, Sri Lanka will also aim to win the series, which will help it leapfrog India and the West Indies into the top spot.

With the ICC World Twenty20 2016 starting in less than four weeks, this series is extremely crucial for both sides. India and Sri Lanka will not only aim to find the winning combination and momentum, but also target entering the tournament as the number-one ranked side, which will serve as an additional confidence-booster.

Following this series, India and Sri Lanka will feature in the Asia Cup Twenty20 tournament in Bangladesh before launching their ICC World Twenty20 campaigns on 15 and 17 March respectively. Sri Lanka will defend the title it won in Bangladesh in 2014 in the tournament to be staged from 8 March to 3 April, while India will try to repeat its ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 glory when it lifted the most prestigious trophy in the sport in front of its fans in Mumbai.

The following are the series permutations:

  • If India wins 3-0 – India (1st) 127; Sri Lanka (7th) 112
  • If India wins 2-1 – India (1st) 122; Sri Lanka (4th) 116
  • If Sri Lanka wins 2-1 – India (3rd) 117; Sri Lanka (1st) 121
  • If Sri Lanka wins 3-0 – India (7th) 112; Sri Lanka (1st) 125

The MRF Tyres ICC T20I predictor function is available here here.



Meanwhile, India has rested number-one ranked T20I batsman Virat Kohli, which means his team-mate Suresh Raina will start as the highest-ranked batsman in 13th position. Other batsmen featuring inside the top 20 include Tillakaratne Dilshan (14th), Rohit Sharma (17th) and Yuvraj Singh (20th).

India captain MS Dhoni is 38th, 108 points behind Yuvraj, while Shikhar Dhawan is 87th and Ajinkya Rahane 89th.

Among bowlers, India's Ravichandran Ashwin will start in second place, 81 points behind number-one ranked Sunil Narine of the West Indies, while Lasith Malinga is sixth, Nuwan Kulasekara is 10th and Ravindra Jadeja is 18th.

Bowlers outside the top 20 include Bhuvneshwar Kumar (38th), Harbhajan Singh (56th), Thisara Perera (59th) and Dilshan (104th).

In the all-rounders' list, Yuvraj will enter the series in seventh position, 15 points behind fifth-ranked Mathews, who has been rested. Australia's Shane Watson is ranked number one, 89 points ahead of Yuvraj.

Series schedule:

India v Sri Lanka
9 Feb – 1st T20I, Pune
12 Feb – 2nd T20I, Ranchi
14 Feb – 3rd T20I, Visakhapatnam

MRF Tyres ICC T20I Championship (as of 7 February, before the start of India-Sri Lanka series)

RANK            TEAM                        POINTS
1          India                120
2          West Indies     118
3          Sri Lanka         118
4          England           117
5          New Zealand  116
6          South Africa   115
7          Pakistan           113
8          Australia          110
9          Afghanistan    80
10        Scotland          69
11        Bangladesh     64
12        Hong Kong     62
13        Netherlands     59
14        Zimbabwe       54
15        Ireland             54
16        UAE                14

(Developed by David Kendix)

MRF Tyres ICC T20I Rankings

Batsmen (top 10)

Rank      Player                   Team     Pts          Ave         HS Rating
   1           Virat Kohli            Ind          892         50.62     897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014
   2           Aaron Finch          Aus         868         41.61     892 v Ban at Mirpur 2014
   3           Alex Hales            Eng         795         34.71     866 v Ind at Edgbaston 2014
   4           Faf du Plessis        SA           758         39.28     843 v Ban at Mirpur 2015
   5           Martin Guptill       NZ          741         34.70     793 v SA at Hamilton 2012
   6           Kane Williamson NZ          733         36.69     737 v Pak at Hamilton 2016
   7           Chris Gayle           WI          703         35.15     831 v Aus at Colombo (RPS) 2012
   8           H. Masakadza     Zim         699!       31.42     699 v Ban at Khulna 2016
   9           M. Shahzad          Afg         681!       30.86     681 v Zim at Sharjah 2016
  10         Kusal Perera         SL           678*      27.09     751 v SA at Chittagong 2014

Bowlers (top 10)

Rank      Player                   Team     Pts          Avge      Econ      HS Rating
   1           Sunil Narine          WI          773         17.75     5.69       817 v Pak at St. Vincent 2013
   2           R. Ashwin              Ind          692         26.45     7.27       717 v SA at Mirpur 2014
   3           Shahid Afridi        Pak         672         23.90     6.60       814 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2009
   4           S. Senanayake     SL           671*      17.45     6.19       712 v Eng at The Oval 2014
   5           Graeme Cremer   Zim         669!       16.59     6.72       669 v Ban at Khulna 2016
   6           Lasith Malinga     SL           657         21.02     7.27       684 v WI at Colombo (RPS) 2015
   7           M. McClenaghan NZ          643!       25.80     7.68       643 v Pak at Wellington 2016
   8           Imran Tahir          SA           641*      15.77     6.45       675 v WI at Johannesburg 2015
   9           Dawlat Zadran     Afg         636!       18.83     7.35       636 v Zim at Sharjah 2016
  10         N. Kulasekara      SL           628         23.43     7.25       676 v Aus at Melbourne 2013

All-rounders (top five)

Rank      Player                   Team     Pts          HS Rating
   1           Shane Watson      Aus         363        557 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2012
   2           Shakib Al Hasan Ban        349        408 v Pak at Mirpur 2015
   3           Shahid Afridi        Pak         330        413 v NZ at Dubai 2009
   4           M. Hafeez             Pak         303        441 v SL at Dubai 2013
   5           Angelo Mathews  SL           289!       289 v NZ at New Plymouth 2016


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