Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal

With two double hundreds in four matches, Mayank Agarwal has jumped up in the ICC Test player rankings.

Agarwal scored 243 runs in the first Test match against Bangladesh, earning him man of the match award in India’s innings and 130-run victory. The performance took him into just one spot from the Top 10 Test batsman.

After just eight test matches, Agarwal has 858 runs to his name. There are only seven players to have scored more runs than him in their first eight Tests – Don Bradman (1210), Everton Weekes (968), Sunil Gavaskar (938), Mark Taylor (906), George Headley (904), Frank Worrell (890) and Herbert Sutcliffe (872).

The 858 runs got him 691 rating points in the ICC rankings, placing him 11th, 10 points behind his opening partner Rohit Sharma.

The batting rankings are still topped by Australia’s Steve Smith followed by Virat Kohli, who was dismissed for a duck in the Test match against Bangladesh. Three more Indians apart from the captain feature in the top 10 rankings- Cheteshwar Pujara (4th), Ajinkya Rahane (5th) and Rohit Sharma (10th).

As for the bowling rankings, Indian pacer Mohammed Shami joined Jasprit Bumrah (4th) and Ravi Ashwin (10th) in the Top 10 bowlers.]

Shami recorded bowling figures of three for 27 and four for 31 in the first test match against Bangladesh, lifting him eight places to seventh position. His overall rating points of 790 are the third best for an India pace bowler after Kapil Dev (877) and Jasprit Bumrah (832).

ICC Test rankings for Batsman-

Rank                                Player Team Pts Average
 1 Steve Smith Aus 937 64.56
2 Virat Kohli India 912 54.35
3 K Williamson NZ 878 52.22
4 C Pujara India 790 49.43
5 A Rahane India 759 43.66
6 Henry Nicholls NZ 749 44.25
7 Joe Root Eng 731 47.91
8 Tom Latham NZ 724 44.03
9 D Karunaratne SL 723 36.93
10 Rohit Sharma India 701 47.11

 

ICC Test rankings for bowlers-

1 Pat Cummins Aus 908 21.45
2 Kagiso Rabada SA 839 22.50
3 Jason Holder WI 814 27.26
4 J Bumrah India 802* 19.24
5 J Anderson Eng 798 26.94
6 Trent Boult NZ 795 27.35
7 M Shami India 790! 26.95
8 Neil Wagner NZ 785 27.51
9 V Philander SA 783 22.16
10 Kemar Roach WI 780! 26.94
  R Ashwin India 780 25.31