Petersen just happy to contribute
Posted by: CSA on Monday, 7 January 2013

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Proteas opening batsman, Alviro Petersen credits his rise up the ICC Test batting rankings to his hunger to contribute toward the team’s success, saying the Test squad’s dominance in the last year has aided his success. The right-hander moved to his highest career ranking of number 20, after his first innings century in the first Sunfoil Test match against New Zealand.

 

“We have been playing well as a Test unit this past year and I have been fortunate enough to contribute at crucial times,” Petersen said. “This past year has been about establishing myself in the Test XI and moving up the rankings is an added bonus for me.”

 

Peterson’s fifth career Test century came after a successful year on the road for the former bizhub Highveld Lion’s captain, who scored centuries against Sri Lanka at home and in New Zealand and England last year. He scored 815 runs at an average of 81.5.

 

“I had a great run last year and my goal this year will be to continue with the run-scoring but more importantly giving the team a good platform at the top of the innings with Graeme (Smith),” he said.

 

The Proteas boast three batsmen in the top 10, with Hashim Amla in third, Jacques Kallis in sixth and AB de Villiers in seventh. Proteas captain Graeme Smith is in 13th place, giving the No.1 ranked Proteas a strong presence.

 

Vernon Philander continues to gain ground on World No.1 Dale Steyn, with the seamer moving up 19 points after his Sunfoil man-of-the-match performance at Sahara Park Newlands. Robin Peterson moved up three places to 76th  position.

 

Full ICC Rankings

 

Reliance ICC Test Player Rankings (as of 7 January after Cape Town and Sydney Tests)

 

Batsmen

 

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

  1            ( - )          Michael Clarke    Aus         887         52.54     900 v SL at Melbourne 2012

   2           ( - )          S.Chanderpaul     WI          879         51.67     901 v NZ at Napier 2008

   3           ( - )          Hashim Amla       SA           878!       50.83     878 v NZ at Cape Town 2013

   4           ( - )          K Sangakkara      SL           842         55.80     938 v Eng at Kandy 2007

   5           ( - )          Alastair Cook       Eng         836         49.42     874 v Ind at Kolkata 2012

   6           ( - )          Jacques Kallis       SA           828         56.94     935 v NZ at Centurion 2007

   7           ( - )          AB de Villiers        SA           817         49.26     821 v Eng at The Oval 2012

   8           ( - )          Ross Taylor          NZ          777         43.57     785 v SL at Colombo (PSS) 2012

   9           (+1)         Younus Khan       Pak         761         51.69     880 v SL at Lahore 2009

  10         (+1)         Kevin Pietersen    Eng         759         49.42     909 v WI at Headingley 2007

  11         (-2)          Mike Hussey        Aus         758         51.52     921 v WI at Kingston 2008

  12         ( - )          Azhar Ali               Pak         753!       45.27     753 v SL at Pallekele 2012

  13         ( - )          Graeme Smith      SA           730         49.25     843 v Eng at Johannesburg 2010

  14         ( - )          Misbah-ul-Haq    Pak         720         45.68     771 v Eng at Abu Dhabi 2012

  15         ( - )          Jonathan Trott     Eng         709         49.50     856 v SL at Cardiff 2011

  16         ( - )          Matt Prior              Eng         693         43.19     698 v Ind at Ahmedabad 2012

  17         ( - )          Ian Bell                  Eng         680         46.71     822 v Ind at The Oval 2011

  18         ( - )          Marlon Samuels  WI          668!       37.36     668 v Ban at Khulna 2012

  19         ( - )          Darren Bravo       WI          661*      46.77     709 v Aus at Port-of-Spain 2012

  20         (+11)      Alviro Petersen     SA           655*!    42.65     655 v NZ at Cape Town 2013

Selected Rankings

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

  22         (+2)         M Jayawardena   SL           652         49.56     883 v Ind at Ahmedabad 2009

  24         (-4)          T Samaraweera   SL           629         48.76     775 v SA at Cape Town 2012

  25         (+3)         B McCullum         NZ          620         35.52     673 v Pak at Hamilton 2011

  27         (-2)          David Warner       Aus         614*      44.50     620 v SL at Melbourne 2012

  29         (-7)          Angelo Mathews  SL           611         39.71     651 v Aus at Hobart 2012

  31         (-4)          T Dilshan               SL           601         40.42     700 v Ind at Ahmedabad 2009

  37         (-2)          Kane Williamson NZ          570*      31.61     578 v SL at Colombo (PSS) 2012

  38         ( - )          Shane Watson      Aus         563         37.02     729 v Eng at Perth 2010

  45         (+8)         Phillip Hughes      Aus         496*      36.25     599 v Eng at Lord's 2009

 46         (+1)         Faf du Plessis        SA           494*!    102.66  494 v NZ at Cape Town 2013

  47         (-2)          Ed Cowan             Aus         491*      32.81     507 v SL at Melbourne 2012

  49         (+25)      Dean Brownlie     NZ          489*!    34.57     489 v SA at Cape Town 2013

  51         (-9)          Martin Guptill       NZ          480         30.83     597 v WI at Kingston 2012

  53         (+10)      D Chandimal        SL           476*!    40.55     476 v Aus at Sydney 2013

  54         (+5)         Matthew Wade    Aus         464*!    42.41     464 v SL at Sydney 2013

  63         (-3)          Jacques Rudolph SA           417*      35.43     564 v Eng at Cape Town 2005

  66         (-4)         Daniel Flynn         NZ          407         27.31     432 v Ind at Hamilton 2009

  84         (-3)          Mitchell Johnson Aus         331         22.62     477 v Eng at Lord's 2009

  87         (+10)      BJ Watling            NZ          308*      28.71     323 v Zim at Napier 2012

  96         (+22)      L Thirimanne       SL           286*!    23.73     286 v Aus at Sydney 2013

  97         (+35)      D Karunaratne     SL           280*!    28.57     280 v Aus at Sydney 2013

Bowlers

 

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

 

   1           ( - )          Dale Steyn            SA           876         23.68     902 v SL at Centurion 2011

   2           ( - )          Vernon Philander SA           859*!    17.40     859 v NZ at Cape Town 2013

   3           ( - )          Saeed Ajmal         Pak         832         27.09     836 v SL at Galle 2012

   4           (+1)         Rangana Herath  SL           809         29.95     838 v NZ at Colombo (PSS) 2012

   5           (-1)          Peter Siddle           Aus         800         28.51     806 v SL at Hobart 2012

   6           ( - )          James Anderson  Eng         759         30.39     813 v Ind at Edgbaston 2011

   7           ( - )          Graeme Swann    Eng         755         29.13     858 v Pak at Lord's 2010

   8           ( - )          Morne Morkel      SA           747         29.86     776 v Aus at Cape Town 2011

   9           ( - )          Pragyan Ojha       Ind          739*      31.62     773 v Eng at Kolkata 2012

 10         ( - )          Ben Hilfenhaus    Aus         721*      28.50     757 v WI at Port-of-Spain 2012

  11         ( - )          Abdur Rehman    Pak         704*      28.40     739 v Eng at Dubai 2012

  12         ( - )          Kemar Roach       WI          698*      27.69     712 v NZ at Kingston 2012

  13         ( - )          Stuart Broad         Eng         657         31.93     783 v WI at Lord's 2012

  14         ( - )          Shakib Al Hasan Ban        641         32.53     680 v WI at Mirpur 2011

  15         ( - )          Zaheer Khan        Ind          625         32.35     752 v SA at Durban 2010

  16         (+1)         Chris Martin         NZ          612         33.81     669 v SA at Hamilton 2012

  17         (-1)          Steven Finn           Eng         611*      28.22     621 v SA at Lord's 2012

  18         ( - )          Mitchell Johnson Aus         600         30.63     825 v Eng at Cardiff 2009

  19         ( - )          Umar Gul              Pak         584         33.66     642 v Eng at Dubai 2012

  20=       ( - )          Tim Southee         NZ          566*      35.04     572 v SL at Colombo (PSS) 2012

                (+1)         R Ashwin               Ind          566*      32.41     595 v Eng at Ahmedabad 2012

Selected Rankings

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

  25         ( - )          Nathan Lyon        Aus         526*      32.16     548 v SA at Adelaide 2012

  39         (-1)          Doug Bracewell    NZ          430*      31.93     538 v WI at Kingston 2012

  43         (+3)         Mitchell Starc       Aus         403*!    29.32     403 v SL at Sydney 2013

  44         (+3)         Trent Boult           NZ          401*!    28.79     401 v SA at Cape Town 2013

  47         (+40)      Jackson Bird         Aus         376*!    16.18     376 v SL at Sydney 2013

  51         ( - )          James Franklin     NZ          352*      33.97     679 v SL at Christchurch 2006

  52         (-2)          Jeetan Patel          NZ          345*      46.78     368 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2009

  65         ( - )          T Dilshan               SL           274*!    42.88     274 v Aus at Sydney 2013

  76         (+3)         Robin Peterson     SA           202*!    33.80     202 v NZ at Cape Town 2013

  80         (-4)          D Prasad                SL           185*      59.00     243 v Ban at Mirpur 2008

  83         (-1)          Michael Clarke    Aus         169*      36.60     265 v NZ at Wellington 2005

  84         (-2)          Suranga Lakmal  SL           165*      62.25     262 v Aus at Pallekele 2011

  96         ( - )          Angelo Mathews  SL           106*      70.45     110 v Pak at Colombo (SSC) 2009

  98         (-1)          Kane Williamson NZ          101*      53.00     138 v WI at Kingston 2012

109        (-1)          Mike Hussey        Aus         76*        43.71     140 v NZ at Hobart 2011

129         (+15)      Nuwan Pradeep   SL           22*!       157.66  22 v Aus at Sydney 2013

 

All-rounders

 

Rank    (+/-)        Player                 Team       Pts          HS Ranking

 

   1           ( - )          Jacques Kallis       SA           399        616 v Pak at Durban 2002

   2           ( - )          Shakib Al Hasan Ban        387        404 v Pak at Mirpur 2011

   3           ( - )          Shane Watson      Aus         308/*    394 v SA at Johannesburg 2011

   4           ( - )          Daniel Vettori       NZ          290        412 v Pak at Napier 2009

   5           ( - )          Graeme Swann    Eng         288        327 v Ban at Chittagong 2010

 

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