Mahmudullah, Soumya make big leaps in ICC Test rankings

Mahmudullah Riyad and Soumya Sarkar reach into career best ratings after slamming hundreds against New Zealand in the opening Test in Hamilton. 

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An unbeaten double century produced by the Kiwi skipper accomplished the win of an innings and 52 runs against the visitors. New Zealand mounted a massive 715 runs in their first innings.

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Williamson thus breathing in the neck of Indian skipper Virat Kohli who stands at the top of the MRF Tyres ICC Test player ranking with 922 points. Gaining just 7 more rating points, Williamson have the chance to eclipse Kohli. It can be noted that the current Kiwi skipper occupied the top spot for a brief period of time back in 2015.

New Zealand are yet to play two more Tests against Bangladesh.

Top Ten Test Batsmen

1 Virat Kohli India 922
2 Kane Williamson New Zealand 915
3 C Pujara India 881
4 Steven Smith Australia 857
5 Joe Root England 763
6 David Warner Australia 756
7 Henry Nicholls New Zealand 755
8 Aiden Markram South Africa 719
9 Q de Kock South Africa 718
10 Faf du Plessis South Africa 702


For Bangladesh, scores of 126 and 74 have lifted left-handed opener Tamim Iqbal to gain 11 spots to reach into 25th position. He has surpassed has gained 11 slots to reach 25th position after scores of 126 and 74.

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With that, Tamim surpassed ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan to become the top Test batsman of the country.

The two centurions in Hamilton captain in charge Mahmudullah Riyad and hard hitter Soumya Sarkar also moved up in the ranking.

Mahmudullah climbed 12 places reaching a career best 40th position after scoring 22 and 146 while Soumya Sarkar’s 149 have lifted him 25 places to 67th position.

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