Pakistan vs West Indies 2017: Azhar Ali, Roston Chase rise in ICC Test Rankings for Batsmen following centuries in 3rd Test

Pakistan opener Azhar Ali and West Indies all-rounder Roston Chase have moved up the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen after notching impressive centuries in the third Test in Dominica, which Pakistan won by 101 runs on Sunday to clinch the series 2-1. Azhar, who had a career-best ranking of sixth in December 2016, has moved up one slot to seventh position after scores of 127 and three. Chase has moved up 21 places to a career-best 28th rank after innings of 69 and 101 not out, which were not enough to prevent Pakistan from completing its first ever Test series win in the West Indies. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: West Indies vs Pakistan 2017, 3rd Testat Dominica

Captain Jason Holder (up seven places to 54th rank) and Shai Hope (up four places to 97th rank) are other West Indies players to attain career best rankings after the series decider, while Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has gained eight slots to reach 98th rank. In the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers, West Indies leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo has moved up three slots to a career-best 26th position with two wickets in each innings even as his Pakistan counterpart Yasir Shah s eight wickets in the match have helped him retain 13th position.

Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Abbas continued his quick rise, gaining 17 slots to reach a career-best 44thposition after six wickets in his third Test match, including five for 46 in the first innings. His 23-year-old team-mate Hasan Ali has entered the rankings in 96th position after grabbing three wickets in his debut Test. FULL CRICKET UPDATES: West Indies vs Pakistan 2017, 3rd Testat Dominica, Day 5

For the West Indies, Holder (up two positions to 38th rank), Alzari Joseph (up nine positions to 63rd rank) and Chase (up 10 places to 76th rank) have all attained career-best rankings. There was no change of positions in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings with Pakistan remaining on fifth position and 97 points and eighth-placed West Indies gaining one point to move to 70 points.

MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings (as on 15 May, after the West Indies-Pakistan series)

Rank Team Points

1. India 122

2. South Africa 109

3. Australia 108

4. England 101

5. Pakistan 97 (-)

6. New Zealand 96

7. Sri Lanka 90

8. West Indies 70 (+1)

9. Bangladesh 66

10. Zimbabwe 05

(Developed by David Kendix)

MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings (as on 15 May, after the West Indies-Pakistan series)

Batsmen (top 10)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Highest Rating

1 ( – ) Steve Smith Aus 941! 61.05 941 v Ind at Dharamsala 2017

2 ( – ) K. Williamson NZ 880 51.16 893 v Aus at Perth 2015

3 ( – ) Joe Root Eng 848 52.80 917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015

4 ( – ) C. Pujara Ind 846 51.32 861 v Aus at Ranchi 2017

5 ( – ) Virat Kohli Ind 818 49.41 895 v Ban at Hyderabad 2017

6 ( – ) Q. de Kock SA 802*! 51.26 802 v NZ at Hamilton 2017

7 (+1) Azhar Ali Pak 769 46.86 787 v Aus at Melbourne 2016

8 (-1) David Warner Aus 759 47.42 880 v NZ at Perth 2015

9 (-1) Hashim Amla SA 748 49.39 907 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013

10 ( – ) Lokesh Rahul Ind 739*! 44.44 739 v Aus at Dharamsala 2017

Other selected rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Highest Rating

16 (-2) Younus Khan Pak 707 52.05 880 v SL at Lahore 2009

21 (-1) Misbah-ul-Haq Pak 675 46.62 842 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2014

28 (+21) Roston Chase WI 626*! 48.53 626 v Pak at Dominica 2017

54= (+7) Jason Holder WI 486! 30.71 486 v Pak at Dominica 2017

97 (+4) Shai Hope WI 332*! 19.57 332 v Pak at Dominica 2017

98 (+8) Babar Azam Pak 331* 27.25 360 v NZ at Hamilton 2016

Bowlers (top 10)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Highest Rating

1 ( – ) R. Jadeja Ind 898 23.12 899 v Aus at Ranchi 2017

2 ( – ) R. Ashwin Ind 865 25.22 904 v Eng at Mumbai 2016

3 ( – ) R. Herath SL 854 27.87 867 v Zim at Harare 2016

4 ( – ) J. Hazlewood Aus 826 25.39 863 v Ind at Bengaluru 2017

5 ( – ) J. Anderson Eng 810 28.50 884 v SL at Durham 2016

6 ( – ) S. Broad Eng 803 28.54 880 v SA at Johannesburg 2016

7 ( – ) K. Rabada SA 798* 23.69 821 v SL at Johannesburg 2017

8 ( – ) Dale Steyn SA 794 22.30 909 v WI at Centurion 2014

9 ( – ) Neil Wagner NZ 745 28.90 767 v SA at Dunedin 2017

10 ( – ) Mitchell Starc Aus 742 28.35 805 v Pak at Brisbane 2016

Other selected rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Highest Rating

13 ( – ) Yasir Shah Pak 698 29.91 878 v Eng at Lord’s 2016

22 ( – ) Wahab Riaz Pak 558* 34.35 579 v Aus at Sydney 2017

26 (+3) D. Bishoo WI 532*! 37.26 532 v Pak at Dominica 2017

38 (+2) Jason Holder WI 447*! 36.12 447 v Pak at Dominica 2017

41 (+1) M. Amir Pak 434* 31.47 658 v Eng at Lord’s 2010

44 (+17) M. Abbas Pak 378*! 19.20 378 v WI at Dominica 2017

63 (+9) Alzarri Joseph WI 260*! 31.60 260 v Pak at Dominica 2017

76 (+10) Roston Chase WI 202*! 52.23 202 v Pak at Dominica 2017

All-rounders (top five)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Highest Rating

1 ( – ) S. Al Hasan Ban 431 443 v NZ at Christchurch 2017

2 ( – ) R.Jadeja Ind 422! 422 v Aus at Dharamsala 2017

3 ( – ) R.Ashwin Ind 413 493 v Eng at Mohali 2016

4 ( – ) Ben Stokes Eng 327/* 351 v Ind at Mohali 2016

5 ( – ) Mitchell Starc Aus 318 347 v Ind at Pune 2017

*indicates provisional rating; a batsman qualifies for a full rating after playing 40 Test innings; a bowler qualifies for a full rating when he reaches 100 Test wickets.

!indicates career-highest rating