Cricket Ranking: Amid the online Ashes and India vs South Africa series, several players gave leapfrogged the ranks in the ICC Men’s Test Rankings.
Two of the spots in the top three rankings are reserved by Aussie players. Only Joe Root separates Marnus Labuschagne (who remains in the first place) and Steve Smith, who has leapfrogged Kane Williamson to the top three on the ICC Test batting rankings.
Liton Das and Kyle Jamieson achieved significant advances in the ICC Test rankings following the end of the New Zealand-Bangladesh Test series. The duet climbed to a new career-high in the rankings. Dean Elgar, the South African Test captain, is also in the top ten for the first time since January 2019.
Kyle Jamieson, a New Zealand all-rounder, took 8 wickets in the Test series against Bangladesh. His success in the series enabled him to climb to the third position in the ICC Test bowling rankings. He currently has an 825-rating point total. Trent Boult, his opponent, has climbed three spots to number 12 in the rankings. In the Test series against Bangladesh, he took 9 wickets.
Liton Das also performed admirably throughout the series. In the second Test match of the series against New Zealand, he hit his first century. Throughout total, he scored 196 runs in the series, moving him up to number 15 in the ICC Test rankings for batsmen by 17 points. In addition, Mominul Haque has risen eight places to 37th position, while Najmul Hossain has risen 21 places to 87th place.
Tom Latham, New Zealand’s Test opener, hit a spectacular double-century in the second Test. His heroics at the plate helped him climb two spots to 11th, while Devon Smith climbed 18 spots to 29th.
Usman Khawaja has soared back into the Test batting rankings, re-entering at 26th after double hundreds in the fourth Ashes Test at the SCG.
After the series, Ross Taylor announced his retirement from international Test cricket. He came in 28th place at the end of his career. In December 2013, he moved up to the fourth place for the first time in his career.
In the second Test match against South Africa, Indian all-rounder Shardul Thakur took seven wickets in a single inning. His outstanding performance enabled him to climb to 42nd place in the ICC rankings. Dean Elgar, the captain of South Africa, has moved up four places to ninth position after a valiant and match-winning 96*. Another Proteas to make gains is Kagiso Rababa, who has entered the top five rankings among the bowlers, acquiring the fifth spot.