Mahela Jayawardena on the move

Mahela Jayawardena has jumped five places to 13th in the latest Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen following his unbeaten knock of 203, against Bangladesh in the first Test at Mirpur.

Jayawardena’s seventh career double hundred helped Sri Lanka register an innings and 248 runs win, to thereby take a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series on Thursday.

Jayawardena, named player of the match, is now on 714 ratings points, just two behind Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews, who is in 12th place with 716 ratings points.

Of the other centurions in the Mirpur Test, Kaushal Silva has jumped 12 places to a career-best 48th following his knock of 139, while Kithuruwan Vithanage’s maiden Test hundred (103 not out) has seen him rocket 52 places into the top 100, to 98th position.

The other batsmen to move up the rankings include Mushfiqur Rahim in 37th (up by two) and Dinesh Chandimal in 44th (up by one).

There was no movement inside the top ten of the batting table, which is still topped by AB de Villiers, with West Indies’ Shivnarine Chanderpaul in second and Ross Taylor in third place.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s pacemen Shaminda Eranga and Suranga Lakmal have claimed career-best positions on the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers.

Eranga, who jumped eight places to 33rd, had claimed figures of four for 49 in the first innings. Lakmal ended with a match haul of six for 105, and has moved up 11 places to 52nd.

Dilruwan Perera’s match-winning spell of five for 109 in the second innings has helped him rise 36 places to 92nd, moving into the top 100 for the first time in his career.

Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath is now down a place to fifth, just five ratings points behind fourth-ranked Saeed Ajmal on 787.

The bowlers’ table is headed by South Africa’s Vernon Philander, with teammate Dale Steyn in second position and Ryan Harris in third place.

Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Tests (as of 31 January, after the Mirpur Test)

Batsmen

Rank    (+/-)        Player               Team     Pts         Ave      HS Rating

1         ( – )        AB de Villiers     SA         912!      51.71    912 v Ind at Durban 2013

2         ( – )        S.Chanderpaul     WI         876        51.93    901 v NZ at Napier 2008

3         ( – )        Ross Taylor         NZ         871!      47.51    871 v WI at Hamilton 2013

4         ( – )        Hashim Amla      SA         868        51.34    907 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013

5         ( – )        C Pujara               Ind         851*!    66.25    851 v SA at Durban 2013

6         ( – )        Misbah-ul-Haq    Pak        824!      48.75    824 v SL at Sharjah 2014

7         ( – )        K Sangakkara      SL          821        56.45    938 v Eng at Kandy 2007

8         ( – )        Michael Clarke    Aus        817        51.40    900 v SL at Melbourne 2012

9         ( – )        Graeme Smith     SA         785        49.56    843 v Eng at Johannesburg 2010

10        ( – )        Younus Khan       Pak        759        51.38    880 v SL at Lahore 2009

Selected Rankings

Rank     (+/-)        Player                 Team      Pts         Ave      HS Rating

12        ( – )        Angelo Mathews SL          716!      46.12    716 v Ban at Mirpur 2014

13        (+5)       M Jayawardena   SL          714        50.38    883 v Ind at Ahmedabad 2009

33        (-1)        Shakib Al Hasan  Ban        587        37.03    603 v WI at Khulna 2012

37        (+2)       Mushfiqur Rahim              Ban        561        32.62    584 v Eng at Chittagong 2010

39        (-5)        Tamim Iqbal        Ban        559        37.30    707 v Eng at Old Trafford 2010

40        (-4)        Mominul Haque  Ban        558*     71.33    584 v NZ at Mirpur 2013

44        (+1)       D Chandimal       SL          514*     46.75    571 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013

45        (-3)        Nasir Hossain      Ban        513*     42.47    550 v NZ at Chittagong 2013

48        (+12)     Kaushal Silva      SL          491*!    40.76    491 v Ban at Mirpur 2014

77        (+1)       Dilruwan Perera  SL          380*!    51.50    380 v Ban at Mirpur 2014

78        (+3)       D Karunaratne     SL          379*!    31.05    379 v Ban at Mirpur 2014

98        (+52)     K Vithanage        SL          304*!    87.00    304 v Ban at Mirpur 2014

Bowlers

Rank    (+/-)        Player                 Team      Pts       Ave      HS Rating

1         ( – )        Vernon Philander SA         909        18.00    912 v Ind at Johannesburg 2013

2         ( – )        Dale Steyn           SA         901        22.90    908 v Pak at Johannesburg 2013

3         ( – )        Ryan Harris         Aus        866*!    21.56    866 v Eng at Sydney 2014

4         (+1)       Saeed Ajmal        Pak        787        27.46    855 v Zim at Harare 2013

5         (-1)        Rangana Herath   SL          782        30.02    838 v NZ at Colombo (PSS) 2012

6         ( – )        Peter Siddle         Aus        779        28.68    816 v Eng at Old Trafford 2013

7         ( – )        R Ashwin             Ind         759        28.50    808 v WI at Mumbai 2013

8         ( – )        Mitchell Johnson Aus        743        28.33    825 v Eng at Cardiff 2009

9         ( – )        Pragyan Ojha       Ind         741        30.26    773 v Eng at Kolkata 2012

10=      ( – )        Stuart Broad        Eng        729        30.31    783 v WI at Lord’s 2012

( – )        Trent Boult          NZ         729*!    26.54    729 v WI at Hamilton 2013

Selected Rankings

Rank    (+/-)         Player                 Team      Pts           Ave      HS Rating

21        (-1)        Shakib Al Hasan  Ban        608        33.12    680 v WI at Mirpur 2011

33        (+8)       Shaminda Eranga SL          466*!    31.57    466 v Ban at Mirpur 2014

39        (-2)        Sohag Gazi          Ban        410*     36.97    459 v NZ at Chittagong 2013

52        (+11)     Suranga Lakmal  SL          324*!    48.02    324 v Ban at Mirpur 2014

63        (-3)        Robiul Islam        Ban        255*     38.56    321 v Zim at Harare 2013

86        ( – )        Abdur Razzak      Ban        167*     67.30    169 v NZ at Mirpur 2013

91        ( – )        Rubel Hossain     Ban        149*     81.23    161 v Zim at Harare 2013

92        (+36)     Dilruwan Perera  SL          147*!    37.50    147 v Ban at Mirpur 2014

97        (+2)       Angelo Mathews SL          119*!    68.57    119 v Ban at Mirpur 2014

All-rounders

Rank    (+/-)        Player                  Team      Pts       HS Rating

1         ( – )        R Ashwin             Ind         388*/    419 v WI at Mumbai 2013

2         ( – )        Shakib Al Hasan  Ban        357       404 v Pak at Mirpur 2011

3         ( – )        Vernon Philander SA         335*/ !  335 v Ind at Durban 2013

4         ( – )        Stuart Broad        Eng        291       382 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2012

5         ( – )        Shane Watson      Aus        260/*    394 v SA at Johannesburg 2011

(Courtesy: International Cricket Council)