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Kevin O’Brien and Tim Murtagh Made Entry in the Top 100 of Test Rankings

Kevin O'Brien
Photo Credit: REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

After the conclusion of the historical One-off Test match between Ireland and Pakistan recently, the debutants in the form of Kevin O’Brien and Tim Murtagh break into the top 100 amongst batters and bowlers respectively, in the latest ICC rankings.

Kevin O’Brien smashed a valiant century on his debut with the help of his 118, after Pakistan enforced the follow-on. O’Brien raced to the 66th place in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings for batsmen.

The 34-year old Irishman O’Brien won the player of the match award. The experienced campaigner turned the game around its head. He gave Ireland a slim chance of an upset with his efforts in both the innings.

Kevin O’Brien was adjudged as the player of the match. Credits: Getty

Meanwhile, Murtagh is now placed at the 67th spot after scalping six wickets in the match. Following Murtagh, Stuart Thompson also breaks into the top 100 amongst bowlers and all-rounders.

In the Pakistani camp, debutants Faheem Ashraf and Imam ul-Haq, after making impressive debuts, gallop upwards into the chart with Azhar Ali dropping out of the top 10 rankings.

Further, the Fab four of world cricket, featuring Steven Smith, Joe Root, Virat Kohli, and Williamson. They continue to dominate the top 10 charts among the batsmen.

Following the batting quarter, the likes of David Warner, AB de Villiers, Cheteshwar Pujara, Elgar, and Aiden Markram head the list.

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Virat Kohli of India. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

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Latest MRF Rankings for Batsmen – Kevin O’Brien Among List of 100:

Rankings Player Country Points
1 Steve Smith AUS 929
2 Virat Kohli  IND 912
3 Joe Root  ENG 867
4 Kane Williamson  NZ 847
5 David Warner  AUS 820
6 AB de Villiers  SA 813
7 Cheteshwar Pujara  IND 810
8 Dean Elgar  SA 784
9 Aiden Markram  SA 759
10 Hashim Amla  SA 726

Latest ICC MRF Rankings for bowlers

Rankings Player Country Points
1 Kagiso Rabada SA 897
2 James Anderson  ENG 891
3 Vernon Philander  SA 845
4 Ravindra Jadeja  IND 844.
5 Ravichandran Ashwin  IND 803 6 Pat Cummins  AUS 800 7 Morne Morkel  SA 800 8 Trent Boult  NZ 795 9 Rangana Herath  SL 777 10 Neil Wagner  NZ 765.

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