Feb 11, 8 months ago

Roshen Silva Breaks into the top 50 Batsmen

Roshen Silva Breaks into the top 50 Batsmen

Roshen Silva has continued to rise in the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen following a player of the match performance against Bangladesh in the Mirpur Test, which Sri Lanka won by 215 runs to take the series 1-0 on Saturday.

Silva scored 56 and 70 not out on a pitch on which 40 wickets fell for 681 runs inside three days. For this performance, the 29-year-old has been rewarded with a jump of 29 places, which has put him inside the top-50 batsmen in 49th spot for first time in his career.

Silva had scored 109 in the first Test, which had lifted him from 106th position to 78th rankings. The rise in the latest batsmen’s rankings has made Silva the seventh highest-ranked Sri Lanka batsman after Dinesh Chandimal 12th (down by three places), Kusal Mendis 21st (up by two places), Angelo Mathews (24th), Dimuth Karunaratne 32nd (down by four places), Dhananjaya de Silva (38th) and Niroshan Dickwella 45th (down by four places).

Bangladesh’s batting failure in the Mirpur Test is also reflected in the latest rankings.

Shakib, who missed the Test due to an injury, has stayed in 22nd spot but Tamim Iqbal has fallen five places to 26th, Mushfiqur Rahim has dropped three places to 28th, Mominul Haque has slipped three places to 30th, Mahmudullah has plummeted six places to 54th and Sabbir Rahman has tumbled 17 places to 104th.

In the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers, Akila Dananjaya has made an impressive entry following his three for 20 and five for 24. The off-spinner has entered in 58th position, while fast bowler Suranga Lakmal, who took three for 25 in the first innings, has moved up three places to 30th position.

Rangana Herath, who became the first left-arm spinner to take 400 Test wickets during the match, has remained his country’s highest-ranked bowler despite slipping one place to eight following his four wickets in Mirpur.

Bangladesh have something to smile about as left-arm spinner Taijul Islam and seamer Mustafizur Rahman have headed in the right direction, while returning veteran Abdur Razzak has reappeared in 95th spot after his five wickets in the match.

Taijul, who took four for 83 and four for 76, has moved up two places to a career-high 34th position, while Mustafizur has jumped 10 places to 49th following match figures of five for 66.

The batting table is headed by Steve Smith of Australia, with Virat Kohli of India in second and Joe Root of England in third positions, respectively. James Anderson of England is the highest-ranked bowler, and is followed by Kagiso Rabada of South Africa and Ravindra Jadeja of India.

MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings (as on 11 February, after the two-Test series against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka)

Rank Team Points

1. India 121

2. South Africa 115

3. Australia 104

4. New Zealand 100

5. England 99

6. Sri Lanka 94 (+1)

7. Pakistan 88

8. Windies 72

9. Bangladesh 72 (-1)

10. Zimbabwe 01

(Developed by David Kendix)

MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings (as on 11 February, after Mirpur Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka)

BATSMEN (top 10)

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

1 ( – ) Steve Smith Aus 947! 63.75 947 v Eng at Sydney 2018

2 ( – ) Virat Kohli Ind 912! 53.40 912 v SA at Johannesburg 2018

3 ( – ) Joe Root Eng 881 53.28 917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015

4 ( – ) Kane Williamson NZ 855 50.62 893 v Aus at Perth 2015

5 ( – ) David Warner Aus 827 48.77 880 v NZ at Perth 2015

6 ( – ) C. Pujara Ind 810 50.51 888 v SL at Nagpur 2017

7 ( – ) Hashim Amla SA 771 49.08 907 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013

8 ( – ) Azhar Ali Pak 755 46.62 787 v Aus at Melbourne 2016

9 (+1) Alastair Cook Eng 742 46.35 874 v Ind at Kolkata 2012

10 (+1) Ross Taylor NZ 739 48.04 871 v Win at Hamilton 2013

SELECTED RANKINGS

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

12 (-3) D. Chandimal SL 722 43.75 746 v Ban at Chittagong 2018

21 (+2) Kusal Mendis SL 649 37.21 692 v Aus at Galle 2016

26 (-5) Tamim Iqbal Ban 617 38.68 709 v Aus at Mirpur 2017

28 (-3) Mushfiqur Rahim Ban 615 34.96 658 v Aus at Chittagong 2017

30 (-3) Mominul Haque Ban 612 46.82 661 v Pak at Mirpur 2015

32 (-4) D. Karunaratne SL 610 34.63 700 v Pak at Dubai 2017

38 ( – ) D. de Silva SL 581* 46.34 612 v Zim at Harare 2016

45 (-4) N. Dickwella SL 540* 33.00 576 v Ind at Kolkata 2017

49 (+29) Roshen Silva SL 517*! 103.00 517 v Ban at Dhaka 2018

BOWLERS (top 10)

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

1 ( – ) James Anderson Eng 887 27.40 896 v Win at Lord’s 2017

2 ( – ) Kagiso Rabada SA 875 22.04 888 v Ind at Cape Town 2018

3 ( – ) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 844 23.73 899 v Aus at Ranchi 2017

4 ( – ) Josh Hazlewood Aus 814 25.77 863 v Ind at Bengaluru 2017

5 ( – ) R. Ashwin Ind 803 25.56 904 v Eng at Mumbai 2016

6 ( – ) Vernon Philander SA 791 21.85 912 v Ind at Johannesburg 2013

7 ( – ) Neil Wagner NZ 784 27.87 785 v Win at Wellington 2017

8 (-1) Rangana Herath SL 777 28.18 867 v Zim at Harare 2016

9 ( – ) Morne Morkel SA 773 28.08 776 v Aus at Cape Town 2011

10= ( – ) Nathan Lyon Aus 769 31.64 774 v Eng at Adelaide 2017

( – ) Mitchell Starc Aus 769 27.73 805 v Pak at Brisbane 2016

SELECTED RANKINGS

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

28 (-1) Dilruwan Perera SL 560 34.47 674 v Zim at Harare 2016

30 (+3) Suranga Lakmal SL 531 43.56 544 v Ind at Kolkata 2017

34 (+2) Taijul Islam Ban 512*! 35.81 512 v SL at Dhaka 2018

37 ( – ) Nuwan Pradeep SL 455* 42.90 501 v Ind at Galle 2017

49 (+10) M. Rahman Ban 355* 31.50 396 v SA at Potchefstroom 2017

58 (NEW) Akila Dananjaya SL 314*! 5.50 314 v Ban at Dhaka 2018

ALL-ROUNDERS (top five)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Highest Rating

1 ( – ) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 421 489 v Aus at Mirpur 2017

2 ( – ) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 391 438 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017

3 ( – ) R. Ashwin Ind 368 493 v Eng at Mohali 2016

4 ( – ) Ben Stokes Eng 358 /* 396 v Win at Lord’s 2017

5 ( – ) Vernon Philander SA 322 376 v Aus at Cape Town 2014

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