Australia batsman Steve Smith and fast bowler Pat Cummins remain at the top of the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings after the Ashes, which culminated with a 135-run victory for England on Sunday as the five-match series ended in a 2-2 draw.
• Buttler, Denly and Wade progress in batting list; notable gains for Archer and Marsh among bowlers
Smith’s scores of 80 and 23 have helped him remain 34 points ahead of Virat Kohli with 937 rating points, an incredible effort since he started the series in fourth position with 857 points before his surge that came courtesy 774 runs in four Tests. Cummins too is well clear of other bowlers as he enjoys a lead of 57 points over second-placed Kagiso Rabada after finishing as the top wicket-taker with 29 scalps.
Other players from Australia to make notable gains are Matthew Wade and Mitchell Marsh. Wade’s fourth Test century has lifted him 32 places to 78th, his highest since being ranked 52nd in March 2013. Marsh’s maiden five-wicket haul has helped him gain 20 places to reach 54th place, his best since March 2017.
David Warner has lost seven places after the Test to finish in 24th position among batsmen. He has slid 19 places during the five matches with a tally of 95 runs in 10 innings, starting the series in fifth position. Josh Hazlewood has dropped from 12th to eighth after briefly making the top-10 among bowlers.
For England, fast bowler Jofra Archer has moved into the top 40 for the first time after grabbing six first-innings wickets while left-arm seamer Sam Curran has gained six slots to reach 65th position with three wickets.
Jos Buttler’s scores of 70 and 47 have lifted him back into the world’s top 30 for the first time since January this year while Joe Denly’s career-best score of 94 has taken him to a career-highest 57th place. Rory Burns has also moved up five places to 56th position.
|1||( - )||Steve Smith||Aus||937||64.56||947 v SA at Durban 2018|
|2||( - )||Virat Kohli||India||903||53.14||937 v Eng at Southampton 2018|
|3||( - )||K Williamson||NZ||878||52.22||915 v Ban at Hamilton 2019|
|4||( - )||C Pujara||India||825||49.87||888 v SL at Nagpur 2017|
|5||( - )||Henry Nicholls||NZ||749||44.25||778 v Ban at Wellington 2019|
|6||( - )||Joe Root||Eng||731||47.91||917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015|
|7||( - )||A Rahane||India||725||42.23||825 v NZ at Indore 2016|
|8||( - )||Tim Latham||NZ||724!||44.03||724 v SL at Colombo (PSS) 2019|
|9||( - )||D Karunaratne||SL||723||36.93||754 v SA at Colombo (SSC) 2018|
|10||( - )||Aiden Markram||SA||719*||43.8||759 v Aus at Johannesburg 2018|
Other selected rankings
|27||(+10)||Jos Buttler||Eng||608||33.94||635 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2018|
|56||(+5)||Rory Burns||Eng||509*!||29.25||509 v Aus at The Oval 2019|
|57||(+24)||Joe Denly||Eng||506*!||28.56||506 v Aus at The Oval 2019|
|78||(+32)||Matthew Wade||Aus||424*||29.82||465 v SL at Sydney 2013|
Bowlers (top 10)
|1||( - )||Pat Cummins||Aus||908||21.45||914 v Eng at Old Trafford 2019|
|2||( - )||K Rabada||SA||851||21.77||902 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2018|
|3||( - )||J Bumrah||India||835*!||19.24||835 v WI at Jamaica 2019|
|4||( - )||Jason Holder||WI||814 !||27.26||814 v India at Jamaica 2019|
|5||( - )||V Philander||SA||813||21.64||912 v India at Johannesburg 2013|
|6||( - )||J Anderson||Eng||798||26.94||903 v India at Lord's 2018|
|7||( - )||Trent Boult||NZ||795||27.35||825 v Eng at Lord's 2015|
|8||( - )||Neil Wagner||NZ||785||27.51||801 v Ban at Wellington 2019|
|9||(+1)||Kemar Roach||WI||780!||26.94||780 v India at Jamaica 2019|
|10||(+1)||M Abbas||Pak||770*||18.86||838 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2018|
Other selected rankings
|37||(+5)||Jofra Archer||Eng||465*!||20.27||465 v Aus at The Oval 2019|
|39||(+5)||Jack Leach||Eng||450*!||26.06||450 v Aus at The Oval 2019|
|54||(+20)||Mitchell Marsh||Aus||326*||38.64||349 v WI at Melbourne 2015|
|65||(+6)||Sam Curran||Eng||274*||29||342 v India at The Oval 2018|
All-rounders (top five)
|1||( - )||Jason Holder||WI||472!||472 v India at Jamaica 2019|
|2||( - )||S Al Hasan||Ban||397||489 v Aus at Mirpur 2017|
|3||( - )||R Jadeja||India||389||438 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017|
|4||( - )||Ben Stokes||Eng||387||411 v Aus at Headingley 2019|
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377 v SL at Galle 2018
*indicates provisional rating; a batsman qualifies for a full rating after playing 40 Test innings; a bowler qualifies for a full rating when he reaches 100 Test wickets.
!indicates career-highest rating
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