PwC Ratings September 9, 2003

Trescothick leapfrogs to ninth spot

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Marcus Trescothick's double-century against South Africa at The Oval has propelled him nine places into ninth spot in the PwC ratings for batsmen. Inzamam-ul-Haq's matchwinning hundred against Bangladesh took him up three places to No. 5. There wasn't much to celebrate for Michael Vaughan, though, who slumped to 15th place after a disappointing series against South Africa. Graeme Smith fell back to No. 25 after managing a mere 93 from his last six innings.

The top three slots in the bowlers' list remained unchanged, but Shoaib Akhtar and Jacques Kallis both leapt four places after impressive performances in the recent Tests. Three of the South African bowlers who played the series figured in the top 15, while none from the England squad made it to the top 30. In fact, the top three England bowlers in the list were Andy Caddick (No. 10), Matthew Hoggard (No. 22) and Dominic Cork (No. 30). Among the bowlers who played for England this season, Steve Harmison was the highest ranked, at a modest No. 32.

Top 10 batsmen
Rank Batsman Points
1 Brian Lara (WI) 887
2 Sachin Tendulkar (Ind) 843
3 Matthew Hayden (Aus) 821
4 Ricky Ponting (Aus) 816
5 Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pak) 805
6 Adam Gilchrist (Aus) 799
7 Rahul Dravid (Ind) 789
8 Mark Richardson (NZ) 767
9 Marcus Trescothick (Eng) 751
10 Jacques Kallis (SA) 746

Top 10 bowlers
Rank Bowler Points
1 Shaun Pollock (SA) 867
2 Muttiah Muralitharan (SL) 861
3 Glenn McGrath (Aus) 848
4 Shoaib Akhtar (Pak) 760
5 Harbhajan Singh (Ind) 746
6 Jason Gillespie (Aus) 740
7 Jacques Kallis (SA) 719
8 Stuart MacGill (Aus) 691
9 Anil Kumble (Ind) 688
10 Andrew Caddick (Eng) 670

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