Key Aussies in ICC rankings

15 Jul 2014

Warner And Rogers Web Article

Four Australian batsmen have maintained their places inside the Top 20 in the ICC Test rankings despite Australia's four-month absence from Test cricket.

Opener David Warner is in fourth position, closely followed by his skipper, Michael Clarke, who (7th), Steve Smith (12th) and Chris Rogers (17th).

South African pair Ab de Villiers (1) and Hashim Amla (3), along with Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara (2) hold the first three batting spots.

From a bowling perspective, it's a similar tale, with four Australians amongst the Top 20.

Pace trio Ryan Harris (2), Mitchell Johnson (5) and Peter Siddle (11) retain their positions while spinner Nathan Lyon - who's currently playing for Australia A against India A in Brisbane - holds on to 19th spot.

Batsmen (Top 20)

Rank     (+/-)        Player                 Team      Pts            Ave         
   1           ( - )          AB de Villiers        SA         922        51.94    
   2           ( - )          K.Sangakkara       SL          896        58.63     
   3           ( - )          Hashim Amla         SA         873       51.35       
   4           ( - )          David Warner       Aus         871       46.54      
  5           ( - )          S.Chanderpaul       WI          854         51.88    
   6           ( - )          Misbah-ul-Haq     Pak         824       48.75      
   7           (+1)         Michael Clarke     Aus         818         51.50    
   8           (-1)          C.Pujara               Ind         812         58.10     
   9           ( - )          Ross Taylor          NZ         795         46.43     
  10         (+1)         Angelo Mathews    SL          761        48.40      
  11         (+1)         Younus Khan        Pak         759          51.38    
  12         (+1)         Steven Smith         Aus         737          40.02    
  13         (-3)          Virat Kohli            Ind          733         44.35     
  14         ( - )          Kane Williamson  NZ          728         40.28     
  15         ( - )          M.Jayawardene    SL           696          50.18    
  16         (+10)      Joe Root                Eng         679          47.17   
  17         (-1)          Chris Rogers         Aus         675         38.14     
 18         (-1)          Kevin Pietersen      Eng         654         47.28     
  19         ( - )          B.McCullum         NZ          651         37.10     
  20         (-2)          Ian Bell                 Eng         649         44.99     

Bowlers (Top 20)


Rank      (+/-)     Player                  Team       Pts          Ave     

1         ( - )            Dale Steyn             SA           898         23.01   
2           ( - )          Ryan Harris           Aus         870      22.56    
3           ( - )          Vernon Philander  SA           865         20.11    
4           ( - )          Mitchell Johnson   Aus         844       27.42    
5           ( - )          Saeed Ajmal         Pak         787         27.46    
6           ( - )          Tim Southee          NZ          783         29.83    
7           (+1)         Rangana Herath    SL           739         30.51    
8=        (+1)         Trent Boult            NZ          737      27.45    
             (-1)          R.Ashwin              Ind          737         28.50    
10         (+4)         Stuart Broad         Eng         734         30.36    
11=       (-1)          Kemar Roach       WI          733       27.04    
             (-1)          Peter Siddle          Aus         733         29.37    
13         (-1)          James Anderson   Eng         727         30.50     
14         (-1)          Pragyan Ojha        Ind          719         30.26    
15         ( - )          Abdur Rehman      Pak         705      27.75    
16         ( - )          Morne Morkel       SA           637         30.97     
17         ( - )          Junaid Khan          Pak         623    29.07    
18         ( - )          Shakib Al Hasan   Ban          613         33.36    
19         ( - )          Nathan Lyon         Aus          607         32.99    
20         ( - )          Zaheer Khan          Ind          575         32.94