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Pakistan opener Azhar Ali and West Indies all-rounder Roston Chase have moved up the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen after notching impressive centuries in the third Test in Dominica, which Pakistan won by 101 runs on Sunday to clinch the series 2-1.

 

Azhar, who had a career-best ranking of sixth in December last year, has moved up one slot to seventh position after scores of 127 and three. Chase has moved up 21 places to a career-best 28th rank after innings of 69 and 101 not out, which were not enough to prevent Pakistan from completing its first ever Test series win in the West Indies.

 

Captain Jason Holder (up seven places to 54th rank) and Shai Hope (up four places to 97th rank) are other West Indies players to attain career best rankings after the series decider, while Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has gained eight slots to reach 98th rank.

 

In the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers, West Indies leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo has moved up three slots to a career-best 26th position with two wickets in each innings even as his Pakistan counterpart Yasir Shah’s eight wickets in the match have helped him retain 13th position.

 

Yasir Shah’s eight wickets in the match have helped him retain 13th position.

 

Yasir Shah’s eight wickets in the match have helped him retain 13th position.

 

Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Abbas continued his quick rise, gaining 17 slots to reach a career-best 44thposition after six wickets in his third Test match, including five for 46 in the first innings. His 23-year-old team-mate Hasan Ali has entered the rankings in 96th position after grabbing three wickets in his debut Test.

 

For the West Indies, Holder (up two positions to 38th rank), Alzari Joseph (up nine positions to 63rd rank) and Chase (up 10 places to 76th rank) have all attained career-best rankings.

 

There was no change of positions in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings with Pakistan remaining on fifth position and 97 points and eighth-placed West Indies gaining one point to move to 70 points.

 

MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings (as on 15 May, after the West Indies-Pakistan series)

 

Rank    Team           Points

1.     India                 122

2.     South Africa      109

3.     Australia           108

4.     England            101

5.     Pakistan            97 (-)

6.     New Zealand      96

7.     Sri Lanka          90

8.     West Indies       70 (+1)

9.     Bangladesh       66

10.  Zimbabwe         05

 

(Developed by David Kendix)

 

MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings (as on 15 May, after the West Indies-Pakistan series)

Batsmen (top 10)

 

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

 

1       ( – )       Steve Smith      Aus      941!     61.05   941 v Ind at Dharamsala 2017

2       ( – )       K. Williamson    NZ       880       51.16   893 v Aus at Perth 2015

3       ( – )       Joe Root          Eng      848       52.80   917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015

4       ( – )       C. Pujara           Ind      846       51.32   861 v Aus at Ranchi 2017

5       ( – )       Virat Kohli         Ind      818       49.41   895 v Ban at Hyderabad 2017

6       ( – )       Q. de Kock       SA        802*!    51.26   802 v NZ at Hamilton 2017

7       (+1)      Azhar Ali           Pak      769       46.86   787 v Aus at Melbourne 2016

8       (-1)       David Warner    Aus       759       47.42   880 v NZ at Perth 2015

9       (-1)       Hashim Amla     SA        748       49.39   907 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013

10       ( – )       Lokesh Rahul    Ind       739*!    44.44   739 v Aus at Dharamsala 2017

 

Roston hase has moved up 21 places to a career-best 28th rank after innings of 69 and 101 not out.

 

Roston hase has moved up 21 places to a career-best 28th rank after innings of 69 and 101 not out.

Other selected rankings

 

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

 

16         (-2)       Younus Khan    Pak      707      52.05    880 v SL at Lahore 2009

21         (-1)       Misbah-ul-Haq   Pak      675      46.62    842 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2014

28         (+21)     Roston Chase   WI        626*!    48.53    626 v Pak at Dominica 2017

54=       (+7)      Jason Holder    WI        486!     30.71    486 v Pak at Dominica 2017

97         (+4)      Shai Hope         WI        332*!    19.57    332 v Pak at Dominica 2017

98         (+8)      Babar Azam      Pak      331*     27.25    360 v NZ at Hamilton 2016

Bowlers (top 10)

 

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

 

1       ( – )       R. Jadeja          Ind        898      23.12    899 v Aus at Ranchi 2017

2       ( – )       R. Ashwin         Ind        865      25.22    904 v Eng at Mumbai 2016

3       ( – )       R. Herath          SL        854      27.87    867 v Zim at Harare 2016

4       ( – )       J. Hazlewood    Aus      826      25.39    863 v Ind at Bengaluru 2017

5       ( – )       J. Anderson      Eng      810      28.50    884 v SL at Durham 2016

6       ( – )       S. Broad           Eng      803      28.54    880 v SA at Johannesburg 2016

7       ( – )       K. Rabada        SA        798*     23.69    821 v SL at Johannesburg 2017

8       ( – )       Dale Steyn        SA        794      22.30    909 v WI at Centurion 2014

9       ( – )       Neil Wagner      NZ        745      28.90    767 v SA at Dunedin 2017

10       ( – )       Mitchell Starc    Aus      742      28.35    805 v Pak at Brisbane 2016

 

Mohammad Abbas continued his quick rise, gaining 17 slots to reach a career-best 44th position after six wickets in his third Test match.

 

Mohammad Abbas continued his quick rise, gaining 17 slots to reach a career-best 44th position after six wickets in his third Test match.

 

Other selected rankings

 

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

 

13        ( – )       Yasir Shah        Pak      698      29.91   878 v Eng at Lord’s 2016

22        ( – )       Wahab Riaz       Pak      558*     34.35   579 v Aus at Sydney 2017

26        (+3)      D. Bishoo         WI        532*!    37.26   532 v Pak at Dominica 2017

38        (+2)      Jason Holder    WI        447*!    36.12   447 v Pak at Dominica 2017

41        (+1)      M. Amir              Pak     434*     31.47   658 v Eng at Lord’s 2010

44        (+17)     M. Abbas          Pak      378*!    19.20   378 v WI at Dominica 2017

63        (+9)      Alzarri Joseph   WI        260*!    31.60   260 v Pak at Dominica 2017

76        (+10)     Roston Chase   WI        202*!    52.23   202 v Pak at Dominica 2017

 

All-rounders (top five)

 

Rank    (+/-)      Player              Team      Pts      Highest Rating

 

1       ( – )       S. Al Hasan       Ban      431      443 v NZ at Christchurch 2017

2       ( – )       R.Jadeja           Ind        422!     422 v Aus at Dharamsala 2017

3       ( – )       R.Ashwin          Ind        413      493 v Eng at Mohali 2016

4       ( – )       Ben Stokes       Eng      327/*    351 v Ind at Mohali 2016

 

5       ( – )       Mitchell Starc    Aus      318      347 v Ind at Pune 2017 – AFP

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