In-form Liton attains 15th position in Test rankings

Liton is now 15th with 683 points. This is the second-best position ever by a Bangladeshi batter in Tests.

In-form Liton attains 15th position in Test rankings

BDCricTime Staff
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Bangladesh's Liton Das has jumped to a career-best position in men's Test batting rankings after passing a great time with the bat in New Zealand.
Liton made 196 runs in three innings in the two-match series which Bangladesh drew 1-1, their best-ever result on New Zealand soil. He played a crucial knock of 86 in Bangladesh's first innings in Mount Maunganui which resulted in a memorable win.
He then went on to make a counter-attacking hundred (102 off 114) when Bangladesh were following on in the second Test in Christchurch. Liton had made his first hundred in Chattogram against Pakistan last year.
Starting the New Zealand tour at 32nd, Liton is now 15th with 683 points. This is the second-best position ever by a Bangladeshi batter in Tests after Tamim Iqbal was 14th in 2017.
Best Test batting rankings by a Bangladesh player:
Tamim Iqbal - 14th
Liton Das - 15th
Shakib Al Hasan - 17th
Mominul Haque - 18th 
Mushfiqur Rahim - 18th
Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque is also among the gainers as he moves to 37th (with Tamim) from 45th as he made 88 in the same innings where Liton scored 86. Najmul Hossain Shanto, who made 64 in the first innings in the first Test, has advanced 21 slots to 87th.
Ebadot Hossain has moved to 88th after a 17-place jump following his nine wickets in the series including that magical spell of 6 for 46.
Devon Conway's twin tons in the series puts him at 29th from 37th. Tom Latham is 11th from 13th after his match-winning 252 in the second Test. Ross Taylor signs off from Test cricket being ranked 28th.
Kyle Jamieson has advanced eight places to third after his match-haul of six wickets in Christchurch. He now has 825 points, becoming only the fifth New Zealander to achieve that. 
Across the Tasman Sea, Australia's Usman Khawaja has re-entered batting rankings at 26th after his two hundreds in the fourth Ashes Test at SCG. Jonny Bairstow's battling hundred has got him to 55th from 71st.
Steve Smith has leapfrogged New Zealand's Kane Williamson at third position as the list is led by Marnus Labuschagne.      
Meanwhile, Dean Elgar has returned to top 10 among batters thanks to a match-winning 96* against India in Johannesburg. Shardul Thakur took a seven-for in the first innings of that match which takes to 42nd (up by 10 places).