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Wagner Rises to Career High Fifth Spot in ICC Rankings

Cricketnext Staff |March 13, 2019, 12:53 PM IST
Wagner Rises to Career High Fifth Spot in ICC Rankings

New Zealand wrapped up the Test series against Bangladesh in rapid fashion and that has seen players like Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls make significant progress in the ICC Test Player rankings.

Kiwi paceman Neil Wagner with his nine-wicket haul moved up to a career-high ranking of fifth after the Wellington Test. Wagner has gained six spots on the rankings and become only the third bowler from New Zealand to cross the 800-point mark after Trent Boult and ICC Cricket Hall of Famer Richard Hadlee.

Teammate Tim Southee is another one to get close to the mark, having reached 799 points in June 2014. Among the New Zealand bowlers, Wagner is the highest ranked with Boult at seventh after taking seven wickets in the recently-concluded Test.

The Kiwis, who have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three match series ensured they stay second in the Test Team Rankings with this win.

Experienced Taylor has jumped 11 spots and is ranked 13th on the batsmen's list, while while Nicholls’s century has lifted him two places to fifth position. Captain Kane Williamson remains their highest-ranked batsman at second position in the list led by India captain Virat Kohli.

For Bangladesh, Mahmudullah has moved up six spits to a career-best 34th position while Shadman Islam (up from 102nd to 98th) and Mohammad Mithun (up from 140th to 115th) have also risen in the list for batsmen. Fast bowler Abu Jayed has jumped 18 places to 77th position after taking three wickets in the match.

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Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
ENG
5 4 1 0 8 +1.86
2
AUS
5 4 1 0 8 +0.81
3
NZ
4 3 0 1 7 +2.16
4
IND
4 3 0 1 7 +1.02
5
BAN
5 2 2 1 5 -0.27
6
SL
5 1 2 2 4 -1.77
7
WI
5 1 3 1 3 +0.27
8
SA
5 1 3 1 3 -0.20
9
PAK
5 1 3 1 3 -1.93
10
AFG
5 0 5 0 0 -2.08

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3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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