AB slips in Test rankings

2016-01-18 14:04
AB de Villiers (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Following their loss to England at the Wanderers, Proteas captain AB de Villiers has slipped down the ICC rankings for Test batsmen.

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Following scores of 36 and 0, De Villiers slipped one spot down to No 4.

England’s Joe Root has reclaimed second position after scoring his ninth century in his 38th Test. Root’s 110 helped him jump two places.

Root now trails No 1-ranked Australian Steve Smith by eight points and leads No 3-ranked Kane Williamson of New Zealand by two points.

Meanwhile, South Africa’s Dean Elgar and England’s Jonny Bairstow have also made gains in the latest rankings.

Both batsmen have moved up two places each with Elgar now in 26th position and Bairstow joining Faf du Plessis in 30th spot.

ICC Rankings:

Batting (under rank, player, country, points)

1. Steve Smith (AUS) 899

2. Joe Root (ENG) 891

3. Kane Williamson (NZ) 889

4. AB de Villiers (RSA) 863

5. David Warner (AUS) 854

6. Younus Khan (PAK) 826

7. Angelo Mathews (SRI) 808

8. Hashim Amla (RSA) 803

T9. Misbah-ul-Haq (PAK) 764

T9. Adam Voges (AUS) 753

Bowling (under rank, player, country, points)

1. Stuart Broad (ENG) 880

2. Ravi Ashwin (IND) 871

3. Dale Steyn (RSA) 850

4. Yasir Shah (PAK) 846

5. James Anderson (ENG) 810

6. Ravindra Jadeja (IND) 789

7. Trent Boult (NZ) 787

8. Josh Hazlewood (AUS) 741

9. Tim Southee (NZ) 731

10. Vernon Philander (RSA) 724


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