All the details you need to know about the ICC test Cricket rankings.
After the recent culmination of the test matches between West Indies and England, and South Africa and Sri Lanka, the International Cricket Council has released its latest set of rankings in the longest and most prestigious format of the game. Despite playing no test matches since January, when the Indian side had for the first time ever in 71 years won a series in Australia, winning 2-1, Indian captain Virat Kohli maintained his supremacy at the top of the batting ranks with 922 points.
Following up is New Zealand’s captain Kane Williamson on 897 points while Pujara’s effervescent and exquisite knack of amassing a bagful of runs recently saw him remain in the third place, a position that he had acquired ever since his man of the series showing in Australia had seen him score a massive 521 runs in 4 test matches. Besides Kohli and Pujara, no other Indian player finds himself in the top 10 for batsmen. India will be playing no test matches till the world cup with their return to the format in July.
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In the backdrop of Australia’s 2-0 win against Sri Lanka in the two-match test series where they defeated their opposition comprehensively, Australian pacer Cummins took over South Africa’s fast bowler Rabada to become the number one Test bowler in the latest rankings. With the declaration of the rankings, Cummins also became the first Australian bowler to go atop the ICC Test bowler rankings since 2006.
Rabada, who slipped two places to go third in the list with England pacer Anderson moving ahead of him to occupy the second spot. Further down the table, things remained steady with Philander, whose team currently lost a humdinger against Sri Lanka by one wicket in the first test match between both the sides continued to remain fourth in the list with Indian spinner Ravindra Jadeja staying at the fifth spot in the rankings with 794 points. Jadeja also finds himself at third in the list of all-rounders.
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The performances in the first Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa have brought many changes to the ICC rankings for countries as well, seeing Sri Lanka move up to sixth place after they defeated second-placed South Africa. The rankings continue to be held by India who is good 16 points ahead of their closest competitor with 116 overall points.
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