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PwC Ratings: Atherton sole survivor in top ten

Mike Atherton is England's only player in the top ten of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Ratings after England's crushing defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka at Galle. Marcus Trescothick has climbed 22 places to 39th, but for the rest of the England players it is a question of how far they have dropped. Atherton is down two places in the Ratings to ninth. Nasser Hussain has dropped out of the top 30, while Giles and White are out of the top 40. Graeme Hick, 55th in the batting, is at his lowest Rating since 1993.

Mahela Jayawardene, the highest rated of the Sri Lankan batsmen, has moved up to tenth in the batting. Muttiah Muralitharan remains fourth in the bowling.

SIR DONALD BRADMAN

Don Bradman, whose death was announced today, achieved the best Rating of any player in the history of Test cricket. His peak of 959 points came in 1934, but an indicator of his greatness is that his Rating was above 900 points for more than half of his career. It is rare for any player to reach 900 points in the Ratings, and even those who make it (Waugh, Lara, Pollock) rarely stay there for long. Except for one Test in 1932, Bradman would have been Number One in the Ratings continuously from 1931 until his retirement in 1948.

Latest PricewaterhouseCoopers Test Ratings:

26th February 2001

PricewaterhouseCoopers Test Ratings Batsmen

After Sri Lanka v England, Galle

Changes since before Galle Test Match

Rank (Change) Player Team PointsAverage Highest Rating
1 ( - ) S.R.Tendulkar Ind 875 57.28 880 v SA at Mumbai 2000 2 ( - ) Steve Waugh Aus 862 51.00 909 v WI at Melbourne 1996 3 ( - ) Andy Flower Zim 831 51.05 831 v NZ at Wellington 2000 4 ( - ) Inzamam-ul-Haq Pak 801 46.22 865 v Eng at Lord's 1996 5 ( - ) Ricky Ponting Aus 771 46.69 829 v Ind at Sydney 2000 6 ( - ) Saeed Anwar Pak 767 46.30 835 v Ind at Calcutta 1999 7 ( - ) Rahul Dravid Ind 749 53.58 862 v NZ at Hamilton 1999 8 (+1) Brian Lara WI 748 48.29 917 v Aus at St John's 1999 9 (-2) M.A.Atherton Eng 743 39.13 771 v SA at Johannesburg 1995 10 (+1) M.Jayawardene Sri 724 42.30 748 v SA at Durban 2000 11 (-1) Adam Gilchrist Aus 720 * 54.37 720 v WI at Sydney 2001 12 ( - ) Daryll Cullinan SA 710 43.56 752 v Sri at Galle 2000 13 ( - ) Michael Slater Aus 707 44.42 768 v Sri at Melbourne 1995 14 ( - ) Jacques Kallis SA 703 42.61 764 v Sri at Kandy 2000 15 ( - ) Yousuf Youhana Pak 699 40.30 699 v Eng at Karachi 2000 16 ( - ) Gary Kirsten SA 698 41.79 766 v Ind at Calcutta 1996 17 ( - ) Justin Langer Aus 694 39.60 767 v NZ at Hamilton 2000 18= ( - ) Mark Waugh Aus 679 42.01 803 v SA at Port Elizabeth 1997 (+6) P.A.de Silva Sri 679 42.47 796 v Aus at Colombo (SSC) 1999 20 (-1) Chris Cairns NZ 677 32.55 705 v Zim at Harare 2000 21 (-1) Craig McMillan NZ 672 41.88 713 v Zim at Bulawayo 2000 22 (-1) Alec Stewart Eng 669 39.88 791 v Zim at Lord's 2000 23 (-1) S.Chanderpaul WI 658 40.63 746 v Ind at Georgetown 1997 24 (-1) Lance Klusener SA 653 39.04 661 v Sri at Colombo (SSC) 2000 25 (+8) Marvan Atapattu Sri 642 35.83 667 v SA at Kandy 2000 26 (-1) Sourav Ganguly Ind 629 46.74 706 v Pak at Delhi 1999 27 (-1) Nathan Astle NZ 616 36.70 648 v Aus at Wellington 2000 28 (+1) Stephen Fleming NZ 595 36.40 676 v Eng at Auckland 1997 29 (-1) Graham Thorpe Eng 574 38.81 803 v WI at Kingston 1998 30 ( - ) S.T.Jayasuriya Sri 572 40.07 750 v Ind at Colombo (SSC) 1997 31 (-4) Nasser Hussain Eng 571 34.74 784 v SA at Durban 1999 32 (-1) Wavell Hinds WI 562 * 33.45 589 v Pak at St John's 2000 33 (-1) Ijaz Ahmed Pak 559 38.61 695 v Eng at The Oval 1996 34 ( - ) Jimmy Adams WI 553 41.26 830 v Aus at Port-of-Spain 1995 35= ( - ) Mark Boucher SA 546 31.26 550 v Sri at Cape Town 2001 ( - ) M.H.Richardson NZ 546 * 47.22 546 v Zim at Wellington 2000 37 ( - ) Jonty Rhodes SA 542 35.66 601 v Zim at Bloemfontein 1999 38 ( - ) S.Ramesh Ind 540 * 43.77 645 v NZ at Ahmedabad 1999 39 (+22) M.E.Trescothick Eng 533 * 43.16 533 v Sri at Galle 2001 40 (-1) S.L.Campbell WI 532 32.82 686 v Aus at Sydney 1996 41 (-1) Mathew Sinclair NZ 527 * 40.50 567 v SA at Port Elizabeth 2000 42 (-1) Russel Arnold Sri 526 30.51 526 v Eng at Galle 2001 43 (-1) Ridley Jacobs WI 522 24.72 528 v Aus at Bridgetown 1999 44 (-1) Michael Vaughan Eng 508 * 28.69 574 v WI at Leeds 2000 45 (-1) Greg Blewett Aus 500 34.02 710 v NZ at Hobart 1997 46 (+3) K.Sangakkara Sri 495 * 31.33 495 v Eng at Galle 2001 47 (-2) Guy Whittall Zim 481 29.70 527 v NZ at Harare 2000 48 (-2) Aamir Sohail Pak 474 35.28 696 v WI at Karachi 1997 49 (-2) Moin Khan Pak 473 28.11 595 v WI at Peshawar 1997 50 (-2) Damien Martyn Aus 468 * 42.53 478 v WI at Adelaide 2000 51 ( - ) Mark Ramprakash Eng 456 26.41 633 v Aus at Melbourne 1998 52 ( - ) Venkata Laxman Ind 453 * 27.80 476 v Aus at Sydney 2000 53 ( - ) Wasim Akram Pak 452 22.52 480 v Sri at Kandy 2000 54 ( - ) Shaun Pollock SA 448 28.55 552 v WI at Port Elizabeth 1998 55 (-5) Graeme Hick Eng 442 31.76 724 v SA at Centurion 1995 56 (-1) H.H.Gibbs SA 441 * 30.52 523 v Ind at Mumbai 2000 57 ( - ) Matthew Horne NZ 435 30.92 583 v Eng at Manchester 1999 58 (-2) Mark Butcher Eng 433 25.06 616 v Aus at Brisbane 1998 59 (-1) Aminul Islam Ban 431 * 75.50 431 v Ind at Dhaka 2000 60 (-1) Shahid Afridi Pak 425 * 31.26 473 v Ind at Delhi 1999 61 (-1) Mohammad Wasim Pak 416 * 30.11 465 v Zim at Harare 1998 62 ( - ) Adam Parore NZ 409 25.35 533 v Sri at Galle 1998 63 ( - ) A.D.R.Campbell Zim 405 25.98 534 v Sri at Harare 1994 64 ( - ) Younis Khan Pak 400 * 31.00 412 v Sri at Kandy 2000 65 ( - ) N.D.McKenzie SA 399 * 35.08 399 v Sri at Centurion 2001 66= ( - ) Grant Flower Zim 395 30.42 611 v Pak at Bulawayo 1998 ( - ) M.Samuels WI 395 * 34.40 452 v Aus at Melbourne 2000 68 ( - ) Azhar Mahmood Pak 386 * 31.19 670 v SA at Port Elizabeth 1998 69 ( - ) Nicky Boje SA 373 * 32.00 399 v Ind at Bangalore 2000 70 ( - ) R.Kaluwitharana Sri 367 27.15 522 v Pak at Lahore 1999 71 ( - ) Adrian Griffith WI 365 * 24.53 463 v NZ at Wellington 1999 72 ( - ) Craig Spearman NZ 363 * 26.34 413 v Aus at Hamilton 2000 73 ( - ) Habibul Bashar Ban 362 * 50.50 362 v Ind at Dhaka 2000 74 ( - ) Gavin Rennie Zim 347 * 23.48 402 v Ind at Harare 1998 75 (+1) R.R.Sarwan WI 335 * 27.33 416 v Eng at The Oval 2000 76= (+1) Matthew Hayden Aus 326 * 24.36 357 v WI at Melbourne 2000 (+1) H.J.H.Marshall NZ 326 * - 329 v SA at Johannesburg 2000 78 (-3) Craig White Eng 322 * 19.72 345 v Pak at Karachi 2000 79 ( - ) Paul Strang Zim 314 25.83 411 v NZ at Harare 1997 80 ( - ) Dion Nash NZ 311 22.70 324 v Zim at Harare 2000 81 ( - ) Tuwan Dilshan Sri 305 * 32.10 403 v Zim at Harare 1999 82 ( - ) Stuart Carlisle Zim 300 * 23.40 305 v Ind at Nagpur 2000 83 (+1) Anil Kumble Ind 297 18.06 307 v Sri at Nagpur 1997 84 (+1) Abdur Razzaq Pak 296 * 22.41 313 v Eng at Faisalabad 2000 85 (-2) Nick Knight Eng 295 * 25.14 438 v Zim at Bulawayo 1996 86 ( - ) M.V.Nagamootoo WI 293 * 27.75 293 v Aus at Sydney 2001 87 (+1) Daniel Vettori NZ 285 18.00 309 v Eng at The Oval 1999 88 (+1) Brett Lee Aus 284 * 37.50 293 v WI at Perth 2000 89 (-2) Chaminda Vaas Sri 281 17.85 299 v SA at Galle 2000 90= ( - ) Heath Streak Zim 279 16.77 284 v Pak at Lahore 1998 ( - ) Salim Elahi Pak 279 * 23.25 279 v Eng at Karachi 2000 92 ( - ) Shane Warne Aus 272 15.36 311 v Ind at Adelaide 1999 93 (-1) Dominic Cork Eng 269 18.10 346 v WI at Manchester 1995 94 ( - ) Boeta Dippenaar SA 262 * 26.80 265 v Sri at Durban 2000 95 ( - ) K.Dharmasena Sri 260 * 20.60 372 v WI at St John's 1997 96 ( - ) Imran Nazir Pak 256 * 30.50 367 v WI at Bridgetown 2000 97 (-1) Andrew Flintoff Eng 254 * 16.64 297 v SA at Cape Town 2000 98 ( - ) S.S.Das Ind 251 * 55.75 251 v Zim at Nagpur 2000 99= ( - ) Simon Doull NZ 238 14.61 255 v Aus at Wellington 2000 ( - ) Sunil Joshi Ind 238 * 20.70 238 v Zim at Nagpur 2000

PricewaterhouseCoopers Test Ratings Bowlers

26/02/2001 After Sri Lanka v England, Galle

Changes since before Galle Test Match

Rank (Change) Player Team PointsAverage Highest Rating
1 ( - ) Shaun Pollock SA 907 20.04 912 v Eng at Johannesburg 1999 2 ( - ) Glenn McGrath Aus 901 22.06 912 v WI at Brisbane 2000 3 ( - ) Allan Donald SA 840 21.47 897 v Eng at Johannesburg 1999 4 ( - ) M.Muralitharan Sri 826 25.31 849 v SA at Durban 2000 5 ( - ) Courtney Walsh WI 758 24.68 844 v Eng at Leeds 2000 6 ( - ) Brett Lee Aus 732 * 16.07 754 v WI at Perth 2000 7 (+1) Anil Kumble Ind 701 28.01 859 v Sri at Bangalore 1994 8 (+1) Wasim Akram Pak 698 23.17 828 v Aus at Karachi 1994 9 (+1) Jason Gillespie Aus 692 * 21.08 714 v WI at Melbourne 2000 10 (+1) Waqar Younis Pak 690 22.50 912 v Zim at Rawalpindi 1993 11 (+1) Javagal Srinath Ind 689 29.84 740 v NZ at Mohali 1999 12 (-5) Darren Gough Eng 684 28.10 710 v WI at Leeds 2000 13 ( - ) Chris Cairns NZ 683 29.21 733 v WI at Wellington 1999 14 ( - ) Colin Miller Aus 676 * 25.46 676 v WI at Sydney 2001 15 ( - ) Saqlain Mushtaq Pak 675 29.55 724 v Aus at Hobart 1999 16 ( - ) Damien Fleming Aus 664 * 24.90 750 v Ind at Adelaide 1999 17 (+1) Heath Streak Zim 626 25.00 752 v Sri at Colombo (RPS) 1996 18 (+1) Dion Nash NZ 622 * 27.48 695 v WI at Wellington 1999 19 (-2) Andrew Caddick Eng 621 29.06 719 v WI at The Oval 2000 20 ( - ) Shane Warne Aus 620 25.96 907 v Eng at Melbourne 1994 21 ( - ) Stuart MacGill Aus 609 * 25.02 760 v WI at Port-of-Spain 1999 22 (+1) Makhaya Ntini SA 582 * 25.67 582 v Sri at Centurion 2001 23 (-1) Dominic Cork Eng 577 28.50 680 v SA at Johannesburg 1995 24 ( - ) Arshad Khan Pak 569 * 28.40 575 v Eng at Faisalabad 2000 25 ( - ) Nicky Boje SA 559 * 24.72 571 v Sri at Cape Town 2001 26 ( - ) Daniel Vettori NZ 554 32.62 610 v Aus at Wellington 2000 27 ( - ) Simon Doull NZ 543 * 29.30 795 v Ind at Hamilton 1999 28 ( - ) Jacques Kallis SA 515 * 29.52 596 v Zim at Harare 1999 29 ( - ) Shayne O'Connor NZ 505 * 31.26 513 v SA at Port Elizabeth 2000 30 (+1) Chaminda Vaas Sri 490 31.79 739 v Pak at Sialkot 1995 31 (-1) Reon King WI 456 * 27.91 589 v Eng at Birmingham 2000 32 ( - ) Paul Strang Zim 452 * 35.28 465 v NZ at Harare 2000 33 ( - ) Mushtaq Ahmed Pak 451 31.96 819 v NZ at Rawalpindi 1996 34 (+3) B.K.V.Prasad Ind 429 * 34.70 602 v SA at Durban 1996 35 (+1) Alan Mullally Eng 428 * 30.58 478 v SA at Centurion 2000 36 (+2) Paul Adams SA 426 * 31.55 553 v Eng at Cape Town 2000 37 (+2) C.S.Martin NZ 421 * 22.68 421 v Zim at Wellington 2000 38 (+2) Pommie Mbangwa Zim 408 * 31.43 605 v Pak at Peshawar 1998 39 (+2) Sunil Joshi Ind 392 * 35.85 468 v Ban at Dhaka 2000 40= (+2) Shoaib Akhtar Pak 381 * 35.84 447 v Aus at Brisbane 1999 (+2) Nantie Hayward SA 381 * 26.68 405 v Sri at Colombo (SSC) 2000 42 (+2) Mervyn Dillon WI 380 * 33.00 384 v Aus at Melbourne 2000 43 (+18) S.T.Jayasuriya Sri 375 * 36.66 375 v Eng at Galle 2001 44 (-10) Ashley Giles Eng 373 * 34.21 448 v Pak at Karachi 2000 45 (-10) Craig White Eng 367 * 31.57 463 v Pak at Lahore 2000 46 (-1) M.Ngam SA 362 * 17.18 366 v Sri at Cape Town 2001 47 (-1) Henry Olonga Zim 356 * 36.42 486 v Pak at Lahore 1998 48 (-1) P.Wick'singhe Sri 347 * 41.87 387 v Pak at Peshawar 2000 49 (-1) Phil Tufnell Eng 337 36.55 682 v NZ at Christchurch 1992 50= (-1) Lance Klusener SA 326 * 36.90 458 v Pak at Johannesburg 1998 (-1) Ajit Agarkar Ind 326 * 37.61 339 v Aus at Melbourne 1999 52 (-1) Franklyn Rose WI 325 * 30.88 541 v SA at Durban 1998 53 (-1) Nuwan Zoysa Sri 312 * 32.67 369 v Pak at Colombo (SSC) 2000 54 ( - ) Guy Whittall Zim 299 * 37.02 349 v Eng at Nottingham 2000 55= (-2) K.Dharmasena Sri 297 * 38.87 380 v NZ at Colombo (SSC) 1998 (+1) Paul Wiseman NZ 297 * 40.84 380 v Zim at Bulawayo 2000 57 (-3) R.Pushpakumara Sri 296 * 38.24 431 v Ind at Nagpur 1997 58 (-1) Azhar Mahmood Pak 286 * 37.62 314 v Zim at Harare 1998 59 (-1) Nixon McLean WI 268 * 43.07 268 v Aus at Sydney 2001 60 (-1) Bryan Strang Zim 266 * 39.80 455 v NZ at Harare 1997 61 (-1) Shahid Afridi Pak 258 * 29.20 277 v Eng at Faisalabad 2000 62 ( - ) Upul Chandana Sri 239 * 30.56 264 v SA at Kandy 2000 63 ( - ) Nathan Astle NZ 231 * 46.86 251 v SA at Port Elizabeth 2000 64 ( - ) Abdur Razzaq Pak 230 * 41.14 232 v Eng at Faisalabad 2000 65 ( - ) Ed Giddins Eng 215 * 20.00 383 v Zim at Lord's 2000 66 (+1) S.R.Tendulkar Ind 200 * 36.15 234 v SA at Mumbai 2000 67 (-1) Robert Croft Eng 196 * 41.32 504 v Aus at Lord's 1997 68 ( - ) Steve Waugh Aus 184 * 35.74 433 v Sri at Perth 1988 69 ( - ) J.M.Kemp SA 171 * 10.40 171 v Sri at Centurion 2001 70 ( - ) Aamir Sohail Pak 166 * 41.96 183 v Sri at Peshawar 2000

Qualifying match: Australia vs India, at Sydney, on 02/01/2000