New Delhi: The latest Test rankings were released by the ICC on Wednesday. England’s Joe Root has made a big difference in the batsmen’s rankings. He has reached the third position with 871 marks. He made a two-digit jump and slipped the ground of Pakistan captain Babar Azam and Australian batsman Travis Head. Now with 862 points, Babar Azam is fourth and Head is fifth with 826 points.
Kane Williamson harmed Pant
On the other hand, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has also benefited a lot. He has also jumped two places. Williamson has now reached the sixth position with 797 points. He has shifted Rishabh Pant, who was at number six, to eighth. Williamson recently scored a century against England. On the other hand, if we talk about Joe Root, he scored an unbeaten 153 in the second Test against New Zealand, scoring 95 runs. Both the batsmen have gained in the rankings following their stupendous performances.
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Rohit Sharma also suffered loss
Indian batsmen Rishabh Pant and Rohit Sharma have suffered big losses in the latest rankings. Pant has slipped two places to eighth position with 781 points. At the same time, Indian captain Rohit Sharma has also lost two places. Rohit has come at the ninth position with 777 points. Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne has also suffered a loss in the top 10. He has slipped from ninth position to tenth. He has 748 marks. Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne is at the first position with 875 points and Steve Smith is second with 875 points in the rankings.
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Tom Blundell made an entry in the top-10
New Zealand batsman Tom Blundell has made a blistering entry in the top-10. They have moved up four places to seventh after their one-run win in the second Test against England. England youngster Harry Brook made a quantum jump in the batting rankings after a brilliant century. He has joined Virat Kohli at the 16th position.
These are the world’s top-10 test batsmen
- Marnus Labuschagne – Australia – 912 points
- Steve Smith – Australia – 875 points
- Joe Root – England – 871 points
- Babar Azam – Pakistan – 862 points
- Travis Head – Australia – 826 points
- Kane Williamson – New Zealand – 797 points
- Tom Blundell – New Zealand – 782 points
- Rishabh Pant – India – 781 points
- Rohit Sharma – India – 777 points
- Dimuth Karunaratne – Sri Lanka – 748 points