Changes plenty in the latest ICC Test batsmen and bowlers’ rankings

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After the 3 Test matches between India and Bangladesh, England and New Zealand, Pakistan and Australia, the latest ICC Test bowlers and batsmen rankings have been announced.

Steve Smith still occupies the top position . He had a rare failure in the first innings of first Test match at Brisbane against Pakistan scoring just 4 runs . Smith will be eager to score big runs in the Day night Test match to be played at Adelaide Oval from 29th November.

After a brilliant 136 runs in the first innings during historic Pink Ball Test match played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, Indian captain Virat Kohli is just 3 points away from top spot.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson holds the number 3 position with a good knock of 51 runs in the first innings against England. Cheteshwar Pujara scored 55 runs in the first innings of 2nd Test match at Kolkata against Bangladesh and holds the 4th position.

Ajiyanka Rahane scored 51 runs in the first innings of 2nd Test match played at Kolkata against Bangladesh and retains the number 5th spot. Henry Nicholls retains the number 6th place.

Sri Lankan Test captain Dimuth Karurante climbs one place up to number 7th. Tom Latham retains his number 8th position in batsman rankings.

With a superb 91 runs in the first innings of first Test match against New Zealand, Ben Stokes climbs up to number 9th in batsman rankings. Mayank Agarwal who was number 11th displace Rohit Sharma and enters the top 10 batsman rankings for the first time.

Latest ICC Test batsmen rankings

  1. Steve Smith (Australia)-931
  2. Virat Kohli (India)- 928
  3. Kane Williamson (New Zealand)- 877
  4. Cheteshwar Pujara (India)- 791
  5. Ajiyanka Rahane (India)- 759
  6. Henry Nicholls (New Zealand)- 744
  7. Dimuth Karurante (Sri Lanka)- 723
  8. Tom Latham (New Zealand)- 707
  9. Ben Stokes (England)- 704
  10. Mayank Agarwal (India)- 700

In the bowlers rankings, Pat Cummins continues to be the number 1 ranked Test bowler with an impressive performance in the first Test against Pakistan at Brisbane.

South African pace bowler Kagiso Rabada retains his number 2nd position in bowlers ranking. Neil Wagner produced a match winning performance in the 2nd innings against England at Mount Manganui climbs 5 places up to number 3rd.

Jason Holder slips one place down to number 4th. India’s premier fast bowler who has not played test cricket for few months also slipped down one place down to number 5th.

James Anderson also slips one place down to number 6th. Vernon Philander has climbed one place up to number 7th.

West Indies pace bowler Kemar Roach also climbs one place up to number 8th. After an impressive in the first Test match against Pakistan, Josh Hazlewood is at number 9th position. Hazlewood and Ashwin have same number of points but due to decimal, Australia’s Hazlewood is at number 9th while Ashwin finish the top 10 rankings.

Latest ICC Test bowlers rankings

  1. Pat Cummins (Australia)- 907
  2. Kagiso Rabada (South Africa)-839
  3. Neil Wagner (New Zealand)- 816
  4. Jason Holder (West Indies)- 814
  5. Jasprit Bumrah (India)- 794
  6. James Anderson (England)- 790
  7. Vernon Philander (South Africa)- 783
  8. Kemar Roach (West Indies)- 780
  9. Josh Hazlewood (Australia)- 772
  10. Ravichandran Ashwin (India)- 772

 

 

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