Jason Holder, the Windies captain, has risen to No.1 in the MRF Tyres ICC Test rankings for all-rounders after his stunning performance in Barbados helped his side to a 381-run win against England.
Holder scored his maiden double-century in front of his home crowd in Barbados, and also picked two wickets in the match, earning him a jump of two spots to the top of the all-rounders’ chart.
Among the others to make notable gains in the latest update to the rankings, following the Tests in Barbados and Brisbane, were the Australian trio of Pat Cummins, Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne, along with the Windies’ Kemar Roach, Roston Chase and Shane Dowrich.
After Australia’s three-day win against Sri Lanka in the Brisbane pink-ball Test, there were big gains for their young batsmen in the batting rankings. Marnus Labuschagne made the biggest leap, moving 21 places to No.84, while Travis Head rose 17 places to No.43.
Among the bowlers, Pat Cummins pipped Vernon Philander to No.3 on the MRF Tyres ICC Test rankings for bowlers after claiming ten wickets in the match, including a career-best 6/23.
Jhye Richardson, who was handed his first baggy green in that match, also made an impressive entry at No.80 after claiming match figures 5/45.
For the Windies, Kemar Roach, who took 5/17 in England’s first innings, climbed five places to No.20 while Chase shot up 14 places to No.14 after his excellent 8/60 in the second innings.
It wasn’t all bad for players of the losing teams, though. Most notably, England’s Rory Burns climbed 14 places in the batsmen’s rankings to No.99 after making 84.
Sri Lanka’s Niroshan Dickwella climbed to No.37 on the back of his 64, while Suranga Lakmal rose to No.31 on both the bowlers’ (two-place rise) and the all-rounders’ (three-place rise) charts after his spell of 5/75 and a knock of 24.