In the latest ICC Test rankings released on Monday, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has jumped two places to move to 2nd on the table, thanks to his knock of 130 against South Africa in the Dunedin Test last week.
His rise has meant that both Joe Root of England Virat Kohli of India have slipped one spots to 3rd and 4th respectively. The former’s next Test will only be in July when the South Africans come visiting the Old Blighty while the latter has had a mediocre start to the Test series against Australia and with two Tests left in the series, will look to get back to the Number 2 spot.
The other key component of the Indian setup-Ravichandran Ashwin- reclaimed his top spot in the ICC Allrounders rankings after his fine performance in the Bengaluru Test, where in, the second innings he took a six-wicket haul and finished with a match haul of eight wickets. He replaced Shakib Al Hasan at the top of the table.
In the Bowlers Rankings, the Tamil Nadu off-spinner and his spin counterpart Ravindra Jadeja continued to jointly hold the top spot followed by Josh Hazlewood, Rangana Herath, who became the most successful left-arm spinner in the history of the game on Saturday, when he eclipsed Daniel Vettori’s tally of 362 Test wickets and Kagiso Rabada from South Africa.
Here’s the table for the Top 10 Batsmen in the ICC Test Rankings:
|2.||Kane Williamson||New Zealand||869|
|9.||Hashim Amla||South Africa||757|
|10.||AB de Villiers||South Africa||747|
Top 10 Bowlers
|4.||Rangana Herath||Sri Lanka||850|
|5.||Kagiso Rabada||South Africa||813|
|6.||Dale Steyn||South Africa||811|
|9.||Vernon Philander||South Africa||792|
|10.||Neil Wagner||New Zealand||767|
Top 5 All-rounders
|2.||Shakib Al Hasan||Bangladesh||403|