Azhar, Chase move up after centuries in Dominica

  • Posted at: 17 May, 2017, in Sports

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           Points1.     India                 1222.     South Africa      1093.     Australia           1084.     England            1015.     Pakistan            97 (-)6.     New Zealand      967.     Sri Lanka          908.     West Indies       70 (+1)9.     Bangladesh       6610.  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 Rating1       ( – )       Steve Smith      Aus      941!     61.05   941 v Ind at Dharamsala 20172       ( – )       K. Williamson    NZ       880       51.16   893 v Aus at Perth 20153       ( – )       Joe Root          Eng      848       52.80   917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 20154       ( – )       C. Pujara           Ind      846       51.32   861 v Aus at Ranchi 20175       ( – )       Virat Kohli         Ind      818       49.41   895 v Ban at Hyderabad 20176       ( – )       Q. de Kock       SA        802*!    51.26   802 v NZ at Hamilton 20177       (+1)      Azhar Ali           Pak      769       46.86   787 v Aus at Melbourne 20168       (-1)       David Warner    Aus       759       47.42   880 v NZ at Perth 20159       (-1)       Hashim Amla     SA        748       49.39   907 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 201310       ( – )       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 rankingsRank    (+/-)      Player               Team     Pts       Avge     Highest Rating16         (-2)       Younus Khan    Pak      707      52.05    880 v SL at Lahore 200921         (-1)       Misbah-ul-Haq   Pak      675      46.62    842 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 201428         (+21)     Roston Chase   WI        626*!    48.53    626 v Pak at Dominica 201754=       (+7)      Jason Holder    WI        486!     30.71    486 v Pak at Dominica 201797         (+4)      Shai Hope         WI        332*!    19.57    332 v Pak at Dominica 201798         (+8)      Babar Azam      Pak      331*     27.25    360 v NZ at Hamilton 2016Bowlers (top 10)Rank    (+/-)      Player              Team      Pts       Avge    Highest Rating1       ( – )       R. Jadeja          Ind        898      23.12    899 v Aus at Ranchi 20172       ( – )       R. Ashwin         Ind        865      25.22    904 v Eng at Mumbai 20163       ( – )       R. Herath          SL        854      27.87    867 v Zim at Harare 20164       ( – )       J. Hazlewood    Aus      826      25.39    863 v Ind at Bengaluru 20175       ( – )       J. Anderson      Eng      810      28.50    884 v SL at Durham 20166       ( – )       S. Broad           Eng      803      28.54    880 v SA at Johannesburg 20167       ( – )       K. Rabada        SA        798*     23.69    821 v SL at Johannesburg 20178       ( – )       Dale Steyn        SA        794      22.30    909 v WI at Centurion 20149       ( – )       Neil Wagner      NZ        745      28.90    767 v SA at Dunedin 201710       ( – )       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 rankingsRank    (+/-)      Player               Team     Pts        Avge   Highest Rating13        ( – )       Yasir Shah        Pak      698      29.91   878 v Eng at Lord’s 201622        ( – )       Wahab Riaz       Pak      558*     34.35   579 v Aus at Sydney 201726        (+3)      D. Bishoo         WI        532*!    37.26   532 v Pak at Dominica 201738        (+2)      Jason Holder    WI        447*!    36.12   447 v Pak at Dominica 201741        (+1)      M. Amir              Pak     434*     31.47   658 v Eng at Lord’s 201044        (+17)     M. Abbas          Pak      378*!    19.20   378 v WI at Dominica 201763        (+9)      Alzarri Joseph   WI        260*!    31.60   260 v Pak at Dominica 201776        (+10)     Roston Chase   WI        202*!    52.23   202 v Pak at Dominica 2017All-rounders (top five)Rank    (+/-)      Player              Team      Pts      Highest Rating1       ( – )       S. Al Hasan       Ban      431      443 v NZ at Christchurch 20172       ( – )       R.Jadeja           Ind        422!     422 v Aus at Dharamsala 20173       ( – )       R.Ashwin          Ind        413      493 v Eng at Mohali 20164       ( – )       Ben Stokes       Eng      327/*    351 v Ind at Mohali 20165       ( – )       Mitchell Starc    Aus      318      347 v Ind at Pune 2017 – AFP

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