Smith and Cummins remain on top in Test Rankings

Australia batsman Steve Smith and fast bowler Pat Cummins remain at the top of the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings after the Ashes, which culminated with a 135-run victory for England on Sunday as the five-match series ended in a 2-2 draw.

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Smith’s scores of 80 and 23 have helped him remain 34 points ahead of Virat Kohli with 937 rating points, an incredible effort since he started the series in fourth position with 857 points before his surge that came courtesy 774 runs in four Tests. Cummins too is well clear of other bowlers as he enjoys a lead of 57 points over second-placed Kagiso Rabada after finishing as the top wicket-taker with 29 scalps.

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Other players from Australia to make notable gains are Matthew Wade and Mitchell Marsh. Wade’s fourth Test century has lifted him 32 places to 78th, his highest since being ranked 52nd in March 2013. Marsh’s maiden five-wicket haul has helped him gain 20 places to reach 54th place, his best since March 2017.

David Warner has lost seven places
David Warner has lost seven places

David Warner has lost seven places after the Test to finish in 24th position among batsmen. He has slid 19 places during the five matches with a tally of 95 runs in 10 innings, starting the series in fifth position. Josh Hazlewood has dropped from 12th to eighth after briefly making the top-10 among bowlers.

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For England, fast bowler Jofra Archer has moved into the top 40 for the first time after grabbing six first-innings wickets while left-arm seamer Sam Curran has gained six slots to reach 65th position with three wickets.

Jos Buttler’s scores of 70 and 47 have lifted him back into the world’s top 30 for the first time since January this year while Joe Denly’s career-best score of 94 has taken him to a career-highest 57th place. Rory Burns has also moved up five places to 56th position.

Smith and Cummins consolidate top positions in Test rankings

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeHighest Rating
1( – )Steve SmithAus93764.56947 v SA at Durban 2018
2( – )Virat KohliIndia90353.14937 v Eng at Southampton 2018
3( – )K WilliamsonNZ87852.22915 v Ban at Hamilton 2019
4( – )C PujaraIndia82549.87888 v SL at Nagpur 2017
5( – )Henry NichollsNZ74944.25778 v Ban at Wellington 2019
6( – )Joe RootEng73147.91917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015
7( – )A RahaneIndia72542.23825 v NZ at Indore 2016
8( – )Tim LathamNZ724!44.03724 v SL at Colombo (PSS) 2019
9( – )D KarunaratneSL72336.93754 v SA at Colombo (SSC) 2018
10( – )Aiden MarkramSA719*43.8759 v Aus at Johannesburg 2018

Other selected rankings

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeHighest Rating
27(+10)Jos ButtlerEng60833.94635 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2018
56(+5)Rory BurnsEng509*!29.25509 v Aus at The Oval 2019
57(+24)Joe DenlyEng506*!28.56506 v Aus at The Oval 2019
78(+32)Matthew WadeAus424*29.82465 v SL at Sydney 2013

Bowlers (top 10)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeHighest Rating
1( – )Pat CumminsAus90821.45914 v Eng at Old Trafford 2019
2( – )K RabadaSA85121.77902 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2018
3( – )J BumrahIndia835*!19.24835 v WI at Jamaica 2019
4( – )Jason HolderWI814 !27.26814 v India at Jamaica 2019
5( – )V PhilanderSA81321.64912 v India at Johannesburg 2013
6( – )J AndersonEng79826.94903 v India at Lord’s 2018
7( – )Trent BoultNZ79527.35825 v Eng at Lord’s 2015
8( – )Neil WagnerNZ78527.51801 v Ban at Wellington 2019
9(+1)Kemar RoachWI780!26.94780 v India at Jamaica 2019
10(+1)M AbbasPak770*18.86838 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2018

Other selected rankings

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeHighest Rating
37(+5)Jofra ArcherEng465*!20.27465 v Aus at The Oval 2019
39(+5)Jack LeachEng450*!26.06450 v Aus at The Oval 2019
54(+20)Mitchell MarshAus326*38.64349 v WI at Melbourne 2015
65(+6)Sam CurranEng274*29342 v India at The Oval 2018

All-rounders (top five)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsHighest Rating
1( – )Jason HolderWI472!472 v India at Jamaica 2019
2( – )S Al HasanBan397489 v Aus at Mirpur 2017
3( – )R JadejaIndia389438 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017
4( – )Ben StokesEng387411 v Aus at Headingley 2019
5( – )V PhilanderSA326377 v SL at Galle 2018

*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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