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Cummins becomes no. 1 Test bowler in the world

Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins has become the no.1 Test bowler in the latest update of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings.

WATCH: Cummins dismisses Karunaratne on the last ball of Day 2

Cummins, who was named Australia’s player of the year last week has achieved yet another milestone. He has become the first Australian since Glenn McGrath 13 years ago to be ranked number one in the Test rankings.

Cummins and England’s James Anderson have both climbed to the top and moved ahead of South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada after the Proteas’ shock loss to Sri Lanka in Durban. Anderson has moved to the second position whole Rabada dropped down to third.

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Meanwhile, South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis has moved up to 10th position, equalled with Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne. He scored 35 in the first innings while 90 in the second against Sri Lanka in the first Test.

Quinton de Kock has also moved up to 8th position. However, Indian skipper Virat Kohli is at the top of the table in the ICC Test batsmen rankings.

ICC Batting Rankings –

1) Virat Kohli (IND) – 922 points

2) Kane Williamson (NZ) – 897

3) Cheteshwar Pujara (IND) – 881

4) Steve Smith (AUS) – 857

=5) Joe Root (ENG) – 763

=5) Henry Nicholls (NZ) – 763

7) David Warner (AUS) – 756

=8) Quinton de Kock (SA) – 710

=8) Aiden Markram (SA) – 710

=10) Dimuth Karunaratne (SL) – 688

=10) Faf du Plessis (SA) – 688

ICC Bowling Rankings –

1) Pat Cummins (AUS) – 878

2) Jimmy Anderson (ENG) – 862

3) Kagiso Rabada (SA) – 849

4) Vernon Philander (SA) – 821

5) Ravindra Jadeja (IND) – 794

6) Trent Boult (NZ) – 771

=7) Jason Holder (WI) – 770

=7) Mohammad Abbas (PAK) – 770

9) Tim Southee (NZ) – 767

10) Ravichandran Ashwin (IND) – 763

 

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