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Smith retains number 1 spot in Test rankings

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday, released the latest MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings. Star Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has retained his place in the top of the all-rounder ranking.No excuses for us: Smith

Aussie batsman Steven Smith who has been handed one year ban from internatinal by the Cricket Australia (ICC), also retained the number one spot in batting ranking but the gap between him and Virat Kohli, at No.2, has come down to 17 points.

Meanwhile, South Africa batsman has moved to top 10 for the first time in his career after emerging as the top run-getter during the recently concluded Test series where South Africa registered a 3-1 win over Australia.

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On the other hand, South Africa pacer Morne Morkel who recently has announced from internatinal cricket, touched 800 rating points for the first time in his career and finished the international career at No.6. 

Test Batting Rankings:

  1. Steve Smith – 929
  2. Virat Kohli – 912
  3. Joe Root – 867
  4. Kane Williamson – 847
  5. David Warner – 820
  6. AB de Villiers  – 813
  7. Cheteshwar Pujara – 810
  8. Dean Elgar – 784
  9. Aiden Markram – 759
  10. Azhar Ali – 755

Test Bowling Rankings

1. Kagiso Rabada – 897

2. James Anderson – 891
3. Vernon Philander – 845
4. Ravindra Jadeja – 844
5. Ravichandran Ashwin – 803
6. Pat Cummins – 800
7. Morne Morkel – 800
8. Trent Boult – 795
9. Rangana Herath – 777
10. Neil Wagner – 765

Latest ICC Test Team rankings:

(Under rank, team, points)

1. India – 121

2. South Africa – 117

3. New Zealand – 102

4. Australia – 102

5. England – 97

6. Sri Lanka – 95

7. Pakistan – 88

8. Windies – 72

9. Bangladesh – 71

10. Zimbabwe – 1

–Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com

 

 

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