ICC RANKINGS

  • Australia aim for top Test spot in series against Pakistan 8 hours 35 minutes ago

    Dubai: Australia have a chance to reclaim the top spot in the ICC Test Team Rankings when they face host Pakistan in the two-Test series in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which starts on Wednesday in the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here. A two-nil series win over Pakistan will lift Michael...
  • Virat Kohli climbs to 2nd, Bhuvneshwar in top 10 of ICC ODI rankings Yesterday

    Dubai: Benefitting from his return to form in the abruptly-ended West Indies series, Indian batsman Virat Kohli claimed number two slot in the ICC rankings while swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar broke into top-10 for the first time in his career. Kohli scored 191 runs, including 127 in the final match, in...
  • India aim sole No.1 spot in ICC ODI rankings October 5, 2014

    Dubai: India have a chance to become the sole number one team, a position currently shared with South Africa, in the ICC ODI rankings if the hosts blank West Indies 5-0 in the series starting October 8 in Kochi. If India win all five matches of the series, they will rise...
  • Virat Kohli: Patchy form but still number one T20 batsman September 10, 2014

    India's Virat Kohli has become the numberone ranked T20 batsman in the ICC Player Rankings for the first time in his career. Apart from Kohli, Suresh Raina is the only other Indian batsman in top 10. This followed his powerful performance in the oneoff T20 in Birmingham on Sunday, where...
  • Sangakkara, Ashwin reclaim top spots in ICC Test rankings August 11, 2014

    Dubai: Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has regained the numberone Test batting spot in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen while there was some good news for India as Ravichandran Ashwin moved to the top of the allrounder's list. Ashwin has displaced South Africa's Vernon Philander as the...
  • Ashwin stays on 8th spot in Test bowlers chart June 13, 2014

    Dubai: India may not have played a Test match for more than three months now but offspinner R Ashwin held on to his eighth spot in the ICC Test bowlers' rankings led by South African paceman Dale Steyn. Ashwin, who has bagged 104 wickets and accumulated 788 runs in 19 Tests,...
  • Kohli maintains his top spot in ODIs May 5, 2014

    Dubai: Although India won't play their next ODI before the month of June, Virat Kohli has managed to maintain his top spot among the ICC's list of ODI batsmen while his compatriot Ravindra Jadeja is among the topfive in both bowlers' and allrounders' list. India remain second in the list of...
  • India slip to fifth in ICC's Test team rankings May 1, 2014

    Dubai: India's dismal performance in the international season gone by pushed them down the ladder in the ICC Test rankings with the team finishing fifth in the annual updated list issued on Thursday. Australia have gone top in both the formats for the first time since December 2008. Australia last held...
  • Mithali static as Coyte, Perry make gains in bowling April 7, 2014

    Dubai: Indian captain Mithali Raj remained static at the fifth place with Poonam Raut (8th) and Harmanpreet Kaur (9th) being the other two in the top-10 of the latest ICC Women's Player Rankings for T20 International batsmen. Pacer Jhulan Goswami dropped two places to be 19th in the bowlers' list. Australia's bowling...
  • India drop to second in ICC T20 rankings; Kohli, Ashwin rise April 7, 2014

    Dubai: India lost their number one status to Sri Lanka after being defeated in the World Twenty20 final but star batsman Virat Kohli and spinner R Ashwin on Monday attained career-high positions of second and third respectively in the latest ICC rankings issued here. "India pair of Virat Kohli and Ravichandran...
  • Virat Kohli reclaims number one ODI batting ranking March 9, 2014

    Dubai: India's Virat Kohli has reclaimed the number one position in the latest ICC player rankings for ODI batsmen, which were released on Sunday after the conclusion of the Asia Cup. Kohli had entered the Asia Cup, trailing number one ranked South African batsman AB de Villiers by two ratings points. Kohli's...
  • Smith signs off in 16th position in ICC Test Rankings March 6, 2014

    Dubai: South African captain Graeme Smith signed off on his impressive cricket Test career in 16th place in the ICC Rankings for batsmen announced on Thursday. Smith reached a career high of second position after his match-winning century against England in Johannesburg in January 2010. That was also when he achieved...
  • Australia displace India from No 2 spot in Test rankings March 5, 2014

    Dubai: Australia replaced India at number two position in the Test team rankings by the virtue of their hard-fought 245-run victory over South Africa in the third and final Test in Cape Town on Wednesday. Australia had entered the series in third position on 111 ratings points and the victory handed...
  • Virat Kohli rises to careerbest 9th in ICC Test rankings February 19, 2014

    Dubai: India's Virat Kohli has moved up two places to a careerbest ninth position in the latest ICC Test batsmen rankings released Wednesday, breaking into the top10 for the first time in his career. His rise came following the knocks of 38 and 105 not out in the Wellington Test against...
  • Brendon McCullum's triple century lands him careerbest ranking February 19, 2014

    Dubai: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum's matchsaving knock of 302 in the Wellington Test against India has helped him jump eight places to a careerbest 12th in the latest ICC rankings for Test batsmen. McCullum, who became the first New Zealander to score a triple hundred, helped draw the second and...
  • Pujara, Ashwin slip in latest ICC rankings after Auckland Test defeat February 10, 2014

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara and R Ashwin managed to remain the bestplaced Indians by keeping their place inside the top10 of the batting and bowling charts respectively but slipped a rung each in the latest ICC rankings issued on Monday. Pujara was placed sixth in the batting list while Ashwin was eighth...
  • India need to draw NZ Test series to retain second position in ICC rankings February 4, 2014

    Dubai: India will retain their number two position in the ICC Test Team Rankings if they win or draw the upcoming twomatch series against New Zealand, starting in Auckland on Thursday. A 20 series win will fetch India one rating point to take them to 118 points with no change in...
  • Kohli slips to fourth in ICC Twenty20 rankings February 3, 2014

    Dubai: Virat Kohli slipped a rung but was still the bestplaced Indian batsman at fourth in the latest ICC Twenty20 rankings issued on Monday. He was followed by Suresh Raina at fifth and Yuvraj Singh at sixth. Both these batsmen gained a position to move up the list. However, no Indian...
  • India's No. 1 ODI rank under threat in New Zealand January 9, 2014

    Dubai: India will have to beat New Zealand in the upcoming ODI series to retain their top spot in the ICC rankings as Australia and England have a chance to topple Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men from the perch. Australia are currently ranked second with 114 ratings points, six ratings behind numberone...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara moves up to fifth in ICC Test rankings January 6, 2014

    Dubai: India's batting sensation Cheteshwar Pujara climbed two places to be at fifth spot, while Virat Kohli slipped a position at number 11 in the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Monday. Pujara, with careerbest 851 points, remained the bestplaced Indian batsman in the top10, while offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin stayed put...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara, R Ashwin steady in ICC Test rankings December 31, 2013

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara held remained the bestplaced Indian batsman at the seventh spot, while R Ashwin was also steady at the same position in the bowlers' chart of the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Tuesday. However, Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane, who missed centuries in the lost second Test to...
  • Aussies still have plenty to prove after Ashes win December 19, 2013

    Melbourne: Australia's Asheswinning captain Michael Clarke says his team must prove themselves away from home if they are to regain the No. 1 Test ranking they last held in 2009. Australia reclaimed the Ashes in emphatic fashion on Wednesday with a third straight Test victory on home soil, and can leapfrog...
  • India aim to close the gap with SA in ICC rankings December 16, 2013

    Dubai: India will start their twoTest series against South Africa in Johannesburg on Wednesday with an aim to close the gap with the number one ranked side in the world on the ICC Test Team rankings table. South Africa enter the series as the clear leaders with 131 ratings points, while...
  • Ravindra Jadeja retains third spot in ICC rankings for ODI bowlers December 3, 2013

    New Delhi: India's bowling allrounder Ravindra Jadeja has retained this third spot in the ICC rankings for ODI bowlers that lists three spinners occupying the top three slots. Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal remained firmly in control of his numberone rank, followed by West Indies mystery spinner Sunil Narine and India's Jadeja...
  • India second in ICC Test rankings December 1, 2013

    Dubai: The Indian cricket team continued to be second in the ICC Test rankings with R Ashwin topping the allrounders' chart in the latest list issued on Sunday. India are placed behind South Africa with 119 points, which is just 12 less than the Proteas' tally. The teams are set...
  • R Ashwin becomes numberone ranked Test allrounder November 9, 2013

    Dubai: India's Ravichandran Ashwin has jumped to the numero uno position in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test allrounders by virtue of his stellar show in the first cricket Test against the West Indies at Kolkata. Ashwin scored 124, his second Test century, and also recorded match figures of 4011985...
  • Virat Kohli becomes No. 1 ranked ODI batsman November 3, 2013

    Dubai: Virat Kohli on Sunday became the number one batsman in oneday cricket after a superb batting show against Australia in the justconcluded series, in which he scored 344 runs. Kohli had scores of 61 (in Pune), 100 not out (in Jaipur), 68 (in Mohali), 115 not out (in Nagpur) and...
  • Pujara 7th, Ashwin 8th in latest ICC Test rankings October 27, 2013

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara gained a spot to be the highestranked Indian batsman at seventh even as R Ashwin remained steady eighth in the bowlers' list of the latest ICC Test rankings released on Sunday. Apart from Pujara, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the only Indian batsman in the top20. Dhoni...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara drops to 8th in ICC Test rankings October 18, 2013

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara was the highestranked Indian batsman despite dropping a rung to eighth while R Ashwin held onto his eighth position in the bowlers' chart of the ICC Test rankings issued on Friday. Pujara and Ashwin were the only Indians in the respective top10s of batsmen and bowlers. Ashwin was...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara maintains seventh position in Test rankings October 13, 2013

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara continues to be the only Indian batsman in the top10 list as he managed to maintain his seventh spot, while offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin is the highestranked bowler at number eight, in the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Sunday. With 777 points to his credit, righthanded batsman Pujara...