Devon Conway makes record-breaking entry into ICC Test Rankings

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SA-born Devon Conway has entered the ICC Test Batting Rankings in 77th position with a record 447 rating points, the highest for a New Zealand batsman on debut and the third-highest ever on debut.

Devon Conway charges into Test Rankings

Conway scored 200 and 23 in the drawn first Test against England at Lord’s and entered the list at two points less than RE Foster of England and one less than Kyle Mayers of the West Indies. Foster had slammed 287 on debut against Australia in Sydney in 1903 for the record of 449 rating points, while Mayers had scored 40 and 210 not out in the first Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong in February this year to log 448 points.

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Devon Conway
LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 05: Devon Conway of New Zealand hits off his legs during Day 4 of the First Test Match between England and New Zealand at Lord’s Cricket Ground on June 05, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The Former Highveld Lions batsman has bettered the New Zealand mark of 440 rating points on Test debut by Lou Vincent against Australia at Perth in 2001.

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Southee leads bowling charge

Black Caps fast bowler Tim Southee is another one to make it big in the latest update to the men’s weekly rankings, his second six-wicket haul at Lord’s pushing him to a career-best third position while achieving the third best rating points by a New Zealand bowler. He has gone up to 838 points, with only Richard Hadlee (909) and Neil Wagner (859) having achieved higher bowling points.

Among the England players, Rory Burns has moved up 21 places to 22nd position after his century in the first innings. Ollie Pope (up seven places to 52nd) and Dom Sibley (up 17 places to 55th) have also advanced among batsmen. 

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Mark Wood, who finished with four wickets in the match, has progressed from 48th to 42nd position and captain Joe Root is up to 82nd among bowlers. Debutant Ollie Robinson has entered the batting list in 91st position and the bowling list in 69th place.

ODI Rankings

In the ICC ODI Player Rankings, Max O’Dowd of the Netherlands has moved up 42 places to 107th position after scoring 95 runs in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League series against Ireland. Henry Tector of Ireland is up 58 slots to 128th position with 88 runs. In the bowling list, Simi Singh (up 16 places to 51st) and Craig Young (up 24 places to 82nd) are the main gainers.

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The three-match series, which the Netherlands won 2-1, saw both teams move level at 20 points in the CWC Super League Standings. They are currently ranked ninth and 10th in the list led by Bangladesh with 50 points. Protection Status

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