ICC Test Cricket Ranking : Top Ten Teams and Players List

ICC Test Cricket Ranking 2016: Top Ten Teams and Players List

International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the latest test cricket rankings of players and teams. Steve Smith (Aus) become the top batsman while R Ashwin top bowler and South Africa still is the number one team in test cricket.

ICC Test Cricket Ranking : Top Ten Teams and Players List

ICC Test Cricket Ranking : Top Ten Teams and Players List

Australia skipper Steven Smith and India offspinner R Ashwin have completed 2015 as the ICC’s top-positioned Test batsman and bowler individually. Ashwin completed as the No. 1 positioned Test allrounder too, for the second time in three years. While Smith jumped Kane Williamson, Joe Root and AB de Villiers to the top, Ashwin accomplished the No. 1 rank by unseating Dale Steyn, who could just bowl 3.5 overs in the second innings of the Durban Test against England. Smith was positioned No. 4 toward the begin of Australia’s Boxing Day Test against West Indies however surged to the top after unbeaten scores of 134 and 70. Nobody had more Test keeps running than him this year – 1474 from 24 innings at a normal of 73.70 with six centuries and five fifties. He was likewise named the ICC’s Cricketer of the Year and Test Cricketer of the Year a week ago. Smith is the third Australian batsman in the most recent decade – after Ricky Ponting (2005, 2006) and Michael Clarke (2012) – to complete as the top-positioned batsman toward the end of the year.

Ashwin completed 2015 as top-wicket taker with 62 scalps in nine matches. He began the year positioned 15 however rich pulls on India’s visit to Sri Lanka (21 wickets in three matches) and in the home arrangement against South Africa lifted him to the No. 1 spot. Of his 62 wickets, 31 came in the four-match Test arrangement against South Africa, where his execution guaranteed India cleared the arrangement 3-0. Ashwin, who turned into the first Indian bowler since Bishan Singh Bedi in 1973 to complete the year at the top-positioned position, likewise contributed with the bat, scoring 248 keeps running in 14 innings, with half-hundreds of years against Australia, Sri Lanka and South Africa.

Among other batsmen, Adam Voges (11), Usman Khawaja (39) and Dean Elgar (28) completed the year under the most favorable conditions rankings taking after hundreds of years in the two Boxing Day Tests in Melbourne and Durban. Stuart Broad finished the year as the second driving wicket-taker – 56 scalps in 14 Tests – and sits at No. 3 in the bowlers’ rankings. Nathan Lyon, who won the Man-of-the-Match honor for his seven-wicket pull against West Indies in Melbourne completed under the most favorable conditions rank of 14, while Moeen Ali, Man of the Match against South Africa, completed the year positioned 23.

ICC Top Ten Test Batsmen:

1. Steve Smith (Aus) 899 points
2. Kane Williamson (NZ) 889
3. Joe Root (Eng) 888
4. AB de Villiers (SA) 877
5. David Warner (Aus) 827
6. Younus Khan (Pak) 826
7. Angelo Mathews (SL) 808
8. Hashim Amla (SA) 774
9. Misbah-ul-Haq (Pak) 764
10. Alastair Cook (Eng) 764


ICC Top Ten Test Bowlers:

1. Ravichandran Ashwin (Ind) 871 points
2. Dale Steyn (SA) 867
3. Stuart Broad (Eng) 859
4. Yasir Shah (Pak) 846
5. James Anderson (Eng) 838
6. Ravindra Jadeja (Ind) 789
7. Trent Boult (NZ) 787
8. Josh Hazlewood (Aus) 752
9. Vernon Philander (SA) 739
10. Tim Southee (NZ) 731


ICC Top Ten Test All Rounders:

1. Ravichandran Ashwin (Ind) 406 points
2. Shakib Al Hasan (Ban) 384
3. Stuart Broad (Eng) 326
4. Vernon Philander (SA) 293
5. Ravindra Jadeja (Ind) 259


ICC Top Ten Test Teams:

1. South Africa 3308 points
2. India 3535
3. Australia 4376
4. Pakistan 2977
5. England 3940
6. New Zealand 3578
7. Sri Lanka 3123
8. West Indies 2504
9. Bangladesh 1026
10. Zimbabwe 53

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