Conway storms into Test batting rankings
Debutants Devon Conway (New Zealand) and Ollie Robinson (England) have made large gains in the Men’s Test player rankings.
After a first-innings 200 and 23 in the second in the first Test at Lord’s, Conway has booked 77th place among the batters with 447 points, which is the third highest by any on debut.
Only Tip Foster (449) and Kyle Mayers (448) had more points on debut. Foster slammed 287 for England against Australia at the SCG in 1903 while Mayers hit 40 and a magical 210* versus Bangladesh in Chattogram earlier this year.
Before Conway, Lou Vincent (440) had the highest rating points in batting rankings for a New Zealand debutant.
Conway became only the seventh male batter to hit a double hundred on Test debut as well as the first to do so on English soil.
Robinson, who made 46 with the bat and took 7 wickets in the match, is played 91st among batters and 69th among bowlers. His teammate Rory Burns has moved 21 places up to 22nd after a century in the first innings. Dom Sibley, who helped England earned a draw with a slow fifty, is up by 17 places to 55th.
— ICC (@ICC) June 9, 2021
New Zealand’s premier seamer Tim Southee has reached an all-time third-best rating (838) from his country. He moves to career-best third position after picking up 7 wickets. Only Sir Richard Hadlee (909) and Neil Wagner (859) have achieved higher bowling points among the Kiwis.