Warner rises in the rankings

  • Last Updated: December 19 2013, 8:16 GMT

Australia opener David Warner has moved up three places in the ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen after his impressive performance in the third Ashes Test against England.

David Warner: Perth knocks lift Australia opener up the rankings
David Warner: Perth knocks lift Australia opener up the rankings

Warner scored 60 and 112 in Perth to earn 51 ratings points to take his total to 741 points and lift him to a career-high 11th position in the rankings.

The other centurions from the Perth Test - Shane Watson and Steven Smith of Australia, and Ben Stokes of England - have also moved up the rankings.

Watson's second innings contribution of 103 has given him a jump of six places and has put him in 32nd position, Smith's first innings score of 111 has helped him gain eight places to 37th spot, and Stokes' maiden century has seen him rocket 81 places to 73rd position.

Other batsmen to move up the order following the Perth Test include Kevin Pietersen in 15th (up by one place) and Michael Carberry in 83rd (up by 17 places).

Ian Bell remains England's highest-rated batsman but he has dropped one place and is now below Warner in 12th.

South African duo AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla and Australia captain Michael Clarke remain the top three in the batting rankings.

Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson has moved up three places in the bowling rankings after claiming match figures of six for 140 at the WACA and has now joined England spinner Graeme Swann in 14th position.

England duo Stuart Broad and James Anderson have both slipped down the list by one place (to ninth) and three places (to 13th) respectively.

Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander of South Africa remain the top two bowlers.


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