Siddle and Herath achieve career-best rankings

02/01/12 Category: Blog, News Posted by:

Tendulkar rises, Kallis slips as Ponting gains seven places to sit just outside the top 20

Australia fast bowler Peter Siddle and Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath have achieved career-best rankings in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers after good performances in the Melbourne and Durban Tests, respectively which finished on Thursday.

Siddle, who took three for 63 and three for 42 in Australia’s 122-run victory over India, has jumped five places to seventh position where he is joined by Herath who has claimed six spots after recording match figures of nine for 128 which turned out to be the cornerstone of Sri Lanka’s 208-run victory over South Africa.

Australia fast bowlers Ben Hilfenhaus and James Pattinson, and Sri Lanka seamer Chanaka Welegedara have also moved in the right direction.

Hilfenhaus, who took five for 75 and two for 39, has gained seven spots in the rankings and now sits just outside the top 20 in 22nd position, man of the match Pattinson has been rewarded for match figures of six for 108 with a jump of five places which puts him in 31st spot while Welegedara has moved from 35th to 29th position after match figures of five for 85.

There is something to cheer for India fast bowler Umesh Yadav and South Africa’s debutant Marchant de Lange.

Yadav has moved up five places to 42nd spot after figures of three for 106 and four for 70 while de Lange has entered in 51st position after figures of seven for 81 and one for 45.

The bowling list is still headed by South Africa’s Dale Steyn.

There is plenty of reshuffle in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen.

Jacques Kallis’ first pair in an illustrious 149-Test career means he has slipped from second to fourth where he is joined by India’s iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar who has gained two places after scores of 73 and 32.

Other batsmen inside the top 50 and making upward movements include Hashim Amla (up by three to seventh), Thilan Samaraweera (up by three to 13th), Mike Hussey (up by one to 16th), Virender Sehwag (up by one to 18th), Ricky Ponting (up by seven to 24th), Tillekeratne Dilshan (up by one to 33rd) and Prasanna Jayawardena (up by one to 48th).

Sri Lanka’s middle-order batsman Dinesh Chandimal and Australia opener Ed Cowan have entered in 54th and 61st positions, respectively after making impressive debuts.

The batting list is headed by Kumar Sangakkara who became the eighth Sri Lanka batsman to score a zero and century in the same Test. Other Sri Lanka batsmen to achieve the rare distinction include Arjuna Ranatunga, Aravinda de Silva, Hashan Tillekeratne, Tillekeratne Dilshan, Marvan Atapattu, Mahela Jayawardena and Prasanna Jayawardena.

Reliance ICC Test Rankings (as on 30 December, after Melbourne and Durban Tests)

Batsmen (top 20)

Rank      (+/-)        Player                   Team     Pts          Ave         HS Rating

1           ( – )          K. Sangakkara     SL           863         56.23     938 v Eng at Kandy 2007

2           (+1)         Alastair Cook       Eng         823         49.72     836 v Ind at Edgbaston 2011

3           (+1)         Ian Bell                  Eng         822!       49.28     822 v Ind at The Oval 2011

4=        (+2)         S.Tendulkar          Ind          796         56.00     898 v Zim at Nagpur 2002

(-2)          Jacques Kallis       SA           796         56.24     935 v NZ at Centurion 2007

6           (-1)          Younus Khan       Pak         789         53.03     880 v SL at Lahore 2009

7           (+3)         Hashim Amla       SA           777         47.32     842 v Ind at Kolkata 2010

8=        ( – )          Jonathan Trott     Eng         776*      57.79     856 v SL at Cardiff 2011

(-1)          AB de Villiers        SA           776         47.91     810 v Ind at Centurion 2010

10         (+1)         Kevin Pietersen    Eng         770         50.48     909 v WI at Headingley 2007

11         (-2)          Rahul Dravid        Ind          768         53.11     892 v Pak at Kolkata 2005

12         (+1)         S.Chanderpaul     WI          766         49.28     901 v NZ at Napier 2008

13         (+3)         T.Samaraweera   SL           750         52.64     766 v Eng at The Rose Bowl 2011

14         (-2)          Graeme Smith      SA           743         49.64     843 v Eng at Johannesburg 2010

15         ( – )          Misbah-ul-Haq    Pak         730         46.34     735 v SL at Sharjah 2011

16         (+1)         Mike Hussey        Aus         725         50.33     921 v WI at Kingston 2008

17         (-3)          VVS Laxman       Ind          698         46.64     781 v WI at Dominica 2011

18         (+1)         Virender Sehwag  Ind          690         51.96     866 v SL at Galle 2010

19         (+1)         Darren Bravo       WI          683*!    52.50     683 v Ind at Mumbai 2011

20=       (-2)          Michael Clarke    Aus         679         45.81     855 v Eng at Headingley 2009

(+1)         Matt Prior              Eng         679         44.71     692 v Ind at Trent Bridge 2011

(+1)         Ross Taylor          NZ          679         40.81     775 v Pak at Wellington 2009

Other selected rankings

Rank      (+/-)        Player                   Team     Pts          Ave         HS Rating

24         (+7)         Ricky Ponting       Aus         635         52.36     942 v Eng at Adelaide 2006

25         (-2)          M.Jayawardena   SL           633         50.72     883 v Ind at Ahmedabad 2009

31         (-4)          G.Gambhir            Ind          589         46.67     886 v SL at Kanpur 2009

33         (+1)         T.Dilshan               SL           569         40.88     700 v Ind at Ahmedabad 2009

34         (-3)          Ashwell Prince      SA           567         41.64     756 v Pak at Centurion 2007

36         (-1)          MS Dhoni              Ind          549         37.75     662 v SA at Kolkata 2010

37         ( – )          Angelo Mathews  SL           547*      40.46     582 v Pak at Dubai 2011

39         (-1)          Brad Haddin        Aus         532         35.54     637 v WI at Perth 2009

42         (-2)          N.T.P’thana          SL           514         33.54     547 v Pak at Sharjah 2011

48         (+1)         P.Jayawardena    SL           475         31.88     504 v Eng at The Rose Bowl 2011

50         (-3)          Mark Boucher      SA           470         30.20     566 v WI at Port-of-Spain 2010

54         (NEW)    D.Chandimal        SL           435*!    56.00     435 v SA at Durban 2011

61         (NEW)    Ed Cowan             Aus         383*!    38.00     383 v Ind at Melbourne 2011

63         (-3)          David Warner       Aus         377*      48.75     387 v NZ at Hobart 2011

82         (-20)       Shaun Marsh        Aus         312*      41.00     427 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2011

86         (+2)         Peter Siddle           Aus         284 !      16.32     284 v Ind at Melbourne 2011

88         (+16)      R.Ashwin               Ind          281*!    36.40     281 v Aus at Melbourne 2011

89         (+1)         Rangana Herath  SL           279!       16.80     279 v SA at Durban 2011

96         (+4)         Dale Steyn            SA           255!       15.77     255 v SL at Durban 2011
 

Bowlers (top 20)

Rank      (+/-)        Player                   Team     Pts          Avge      Econ      HS Rating

1           ( – )          Dale Steyn            SA           898         22.90     902 v SL at Centurion 2011

2           ( – )          James Anderson  Eng         811         30.57     813 v Ind at Edgbaston 2011

3           ( – )          Graeme Swann    Eng         755         28.82     858 v Pak at Lord’s 2010

4           ( – )          Stuart Broad         Eng         744!       32.00     744 v Ind at The Oval 2011

5           ( – )          Morne Morkel      SA           731         30.18     776 v Aus at Cape Town 2011

6           ( – )          Zaheer Khan        Ind          722         31.45     752 v SA at Durban 2010

7=        (+6)         Rangana Herath  SL           681!       33.71     681 v SA at Durban 2011

(+5)         Peter Siddle           Aus         681*!    30.78     681 v Ind at Melbourne 2011

9           (-2)          Shakib Al Hasan Ban        678*      31.33     680 v WI at Mirpur 2011

10         (-2)          Daniel Vettori       NZ          654         33.67     681 v Aus at Auckland 2000

11         (-2)          Saeed Ajmal         Pak         645*      30.16     651 v Ban at Chittagong 2011

12         (-2)          Tim Bresnan         Eng         623*!    23.60     623 v Ind at The Oval 2011

13         (-2)          Chris Tremlett      Eng         619*      25.67     638 v Ind at Lord’s 2011

14         ( – )          Shane Watson      Aus         603*      28.01     633 v SA at Cape Town 2011

15         ( – )          Mitchell Johnson Aus         601         31.29     825 v Eng at Cardiff 2009

16         ( – )          Chris Martin         NZ          598         34.46     643 v Eng at Lord’s 2004

17         (+1)         Umar Gul              Pak         594         33.24     627 v WI at Karachi 2006

18         (-1)          Pragyan Ojha       Ind          589*      34.62     595 v WI at Mumbai 2011

19         ( – )          Abdur Rehman    Pak         586*!    30.98     586 v Ban at Mirpur 2011

20         ( – )          Harbhajan Singh Ind          577         32.22     765 v NZ at Wellington 2002

 Other selected rankings

Rank      (+/-)        Player                   Team     Pts          Avge      Econ      HS Rating

21         ( – )          Ishant Sharma     Ind          569                        35.97     671 v WI at Dominica 2011

22         (+7)         Ben Hilfenhaus    Aus         564        *!            32.58     564 v Ind at Melbourne 2011

27         (-1)          Ryan Harris          Aus         540        *              21.37     562 v SA at Cape Town 2011

28         (-1)          Vernon Philander SA           517        *              12.37     522 v SL at Centurion 2011

29         (+6)         C.Welegedara       SL           492        *!            37.73     492 v SA at Durban 2011

31         (+5)         James Pattinson   Aus         467        *!            15.20     467 v Ind at Melbourne 2011

34         (-4)          Jacques Kallis       SA           458                        32.74     742 v Eng at Headingley 2003

35         (-2)          R.Ashwin               Ind          419        *              24.80     436 v WI at Mumbai 2011

38         (+3)         Dilhara Fernando                SL           403        *              37.75     543 v Ban at Colombo (PSS) 2007

42         (+5)         Umesh Yadav      Ind          385        *!            22.93     385 v Aus at Melbourne 2011

48         (-4)          Nathan Lyon        Aus         314        *              27.47     356 v NZ at Hobart 2011

51         (NEW)    Marchant de Lange            SA           299        *!            15.75     299 v SL at Durban 2011

58         ( – )          T.Dilshan               SL           255        *!            39.93     255 v SA at Durban 2011

66         (-1)          Virender Sehwag  Ind          198        *              44.58     320 v Aus at Delhi 2008

67         (+8)         Imran Tahir          SA           178        *!            39.44     178 v SL at Durban 2011

75         (-1)          Sachin Tendulkar                Ind          136        *              54.33     235 v Aus at Kolkata 2001

79         (-6)          Mike Hussey        Aus         123        *              29.66     140 v NZ at Hobart 2011

80         (+9)         Thisara Perera      SL           118        *!            53.00     118 v SA at Durban 2011

81         (-2)          Trent Boult           NZ          116        *!            20.00     116 v Aus at Hobart 2011

82         (-3)          Michael Clarke    Aus         114        *              37.47     265 v NZ at Wellington 2005

91         (-1)          Angelo Mathews  SL           79          *              64.85     110 v Pak at Colombo (SSC) 2009

All-rounders (top five)

 Rank      (+/-)        Player                   Team     Pts          HS Rating

1            ( – )          Shakib Al Hasan Ban        404 /*!  404 v Pak at Mirpur 2011

2           (+1)         Daniel Vettori       NZ          385        412 v Pak at Napier 2009

3           (+2)         Stuart Broad         Eng         376!       376 v Ind at The Oval 2011

4           ( – )          Shane Watson      Aus         371 /*   394 v SA at Johannesburg 2011

5           (-3)          Jacques Kallis       SA           365        616 v Pak at Durban 2002

*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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