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Rankings boost for Moeen after Proteas demolition

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England allrounder Moeen Ali finished a array opposite South Africa with career-best rankings as a batsman, bowler and all-rounder after another stellar uncover in a fourth and final Test that his side won by 177 runs on Monday to bind a array 3-1.



Moeen’s scores of 14 and 75 not out helped him pierce adult 3 positions behind to a career-best 21st position among batsmen in a latest ICC Test Player Rankings while his 7 wickets in a compare have enabled him to keep a career-best ranking of 18th among bowlers and fourth in a list for all-rounders, in that he has crossed 400 points for a initial time.

His arise in a rankings was due to unchanging performances as he became a initial actor to measure 250 runs and take 25 wickets in a four-Test array and was named a actor of a array along with South Africa’s Morne Morkel.

Moeen had started a array during array 27 among batsmen, 30th among bowlers and sixth in a list for all-rounders.

His team-mates Jonny Bairstow and James Anderson too have done poignant progress. Bairstow’s knocks of 99 and 10 have helped him strech a career-best arrange of seventh while Anderson’s 7 wickets have helped him pass India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin to take second place among bowlers.

For a Proteas, Hashim Amla’s knocks of 30 and 83 have helped him pierce adult one container to ninth position while gait bowler Duanne Olivier’s 5 wickets in a compare have taken him adult 27 slots adult to a career-best 51st position.

Meanwhile, India batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane have done important movements after their centuries in a Colombo Test helped India take a 2-0 lead in a three-match array with an innings and 53 runs win over Sri Lanka.

Pujara’s hit of 133 in his 50th Test has helped him to a career-high 888 points and third position while Rahane has changed from 11th to fifth position with a measure of 132.

Ravindra Jadeja’s hit of 70 not out and 7 wickets have seen him corner out Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan to take a tip position among all-rounders for a initial time.

Jadeja, who is a top-ranked Test bowler, has also gained 9 places to strech 51st arrange among batsmen while India’s wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha has achieved a career-best 44th position after relocating adult 4 places.

Pace bowlers Mohammad Shami (up 3 places to 20th) and Umesh Yadav (up 3 places to 22nd) have done important gains.

For Sri Lanka, Kusal Mendis has changed adult 10 places to 19th position after scores of 24 and 110 in a Colombo Test while opener Dimuth Karunaratne has gained 13 slots to strech 24th arrange after scores of 25 and 141.

Niroshan Dickwella has changed adult 21 slots to a career-best 68th position.

Batsmen (top 10)

Rank    ( /-)      Player              Team      Pts       Avge   Highest Rating

   1       ( – )       Steve Smith      Aus      941!     61.05   941 v Ind during Dharamsala 2017

   2       ( – )       Joe Root          Eng      891       53.21   917 v Aus during Trent Bridge 2015

   3       ( 1)      C. Pujara           Ind        888!     53.23   888 v SL during Colombo (SSC) 2017

   4       (-1)       K. Williamson    NZ        880       51.16   893 v Aus during Perth 2015

   5       ( – )       Virat Kohli         Ind        813       49.63   895 v Ban during Hyderabad 2017

   6       ( 5)      A. Rahane         Ind        776       48.13   825 v NZ during Indore 2016

   7       ( 2)      J. Bairstow        Eng      772!     41.26   772 v SA during Old Trafford 2017

   8       (-2)       Azhar Ali           Pak      769       46.86   787 v Aus during Melbourne 2016

   9       ( 1)      Hashim Amla     SA        764       49.00   907 v Pak during Abu Dhabi 2013

  10       (-3)       David Warner    Aus      759       47.42   880 v NZ during Perth 2015 

Bowlers (top 10)

Rank    ( /-)      Player              Team      Pts      Avge     Highest Rating

   1       ( – )       R. Jadeja          Ind        893      23.60    899 v Aus during Ranchi 2017

   2       ( 1)      J. Anderson      Eng      860      27.90    884 v SL during Durham 2016

   3       (-1)       R. Ashwin         Ind        842      25.47    904 v Eng during Mumbai 2016

   4       ( – )       J. Hazlewood    Aus      826      25.39    863 v Ind during Bengaluru 2017

   5       (-1)       R. Herath          SL        817      28.25    867 v Zim during Harare 2016

   6       ( – )       K. Rabada        SA        785*     24.56    821 v SL during Johannesburg 2017

   7       ( 1)      Stuart Broad     Eng      775      28.64    880 v SA during Johannesburg 2016

   8       (-1)       Dale Steyn        SA        763      22.30    909 v WI during Centurion 2014

   9       ( – )       V. Philander      SA        751      22.45    912 v Ind during Johannesburg 2013

  10       ( – )       Neil Wagner      NZ        745      28.90    767 v SA during Dunedin 2017

All-rounders (top five)

Rank    ( /-)      Player              Team      Pts      Highest Rating

   1       ( 1)      R. Jadeja          Ind        438!     438 v SL during Colombo (SSC) 2017

   2       (-1)       S. Al Hasan       Ban      431      443 v NZ during Christchurch 2017

   3       (-1)       R. Ashwin         Ind        418      493 v Eng during Mohali 2016

   4       ( – )       Moeen Ali         Eng      409!     409 v SA during Old Trafford 2017

   5       ( – )       Ben Stokes       Eng      360 /*   362 v SA during The Oval 2017  

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