Mayers makes record debut in ICC rankings

West Indian cricketer Kyle Mayers

Kyle Mayers has vaulted into the top 100 of the International Cricket Council’s players rankings following his historic unbeaten double century in the opening Test against Bangladesh.

The 28-year-old has entered the batting rankings at 70th with 448 ratings points, which represents the best ever rankings debut by a West Indies player and the second best by any player in more than 100 years.

Mayers struck 40 in the first innings and then followed up an amazing 210 not out as West Indies chased down 395 on the final day in Chattogram to stun the hosts by three wickets and take a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series.