Dubai [UAE], March 27 (ANI): New Zealand fast bowlers Trent Boult and Morne Morkel have made significant gains in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Player Rankings following their player of the match efforts in the Auckland and Cape Town Tests, respectively. Also Read - IPL 2020 Highlights DC vs MI, Today's Match 51 in Dubai: Bumrah, Boult And Kishan Help Mumbai Indians Thrash Delhi Capitals by Nine Wickets And Seal Top-Two Finish

New Zealand’s new-ball bowler Boult has moved up five slots to seventh position after his match haul of nine for 99 helped his side defeat England by an innings and 49 runs to go 1-0 up in their two-match Test series. Also Read - DC vs MI 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips Dream11 IPL 2020: Pitch Report, Fantasy Playing Tips, Probable XIs For Today's Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians T20 Match 51 at Dubai International Stadium 3.30 PM IST October 31 Saturday

The left-arm bowler took six wickets as England were dismissed for only 58 runs in the first innings in Auckland, their sixth-lowest total ever. Also Read - IPL 2020 Updated Points Table After SRH vs DC Match 47 Dubai: Hyderabad Stay in Playoffs Race; KL rahul, Kagiso Rabada Retain Orange, Purple Cap Respectively

Morkel has similarly moved up five places to take sixth position, grabbing nine for 110 to help South Africa defeat Australia by 322 runs and take a 2-1 lead in the four-match series. Morkel has risen to 798 points, his best ever rating points tally with just one Test to go for retirement. Morkel’s highest ever ranking position was third in November 2010.

There is no change among the top five bowlers but Australia pace bowler Pat Cummins is another one to move up, his seven wickets in Cape Town taking him to 18th position, the first time he has made it to the top 20.

South Africa openers Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram have both attained career-best rankings. Elgar’s first innings score of 141 not out, when he carried the bat for a record-equaling third time in Tests, has lifted him to eighth position while Markram’s second innings score of 84 has helped him gain seven slots and reach 15th place.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (up one place to third) and middle-order batsman Henry Nicholls (up 22 places to 32nd), South Africa’s Quinton de Kock (up five places to 19th) and Australia opener Cameron Bancroft (up 22 places to 56th) are among the others to move up in the latest rankings.(ANI)

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