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Williamson breaches 900 mark in Test rankings

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has breached the 900 rating points mark in the latest Test rankings revealed by the ICC for the batsmen.

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International Cricket Council (ICC) has released the latest ICC Test Rankings following the conclusion of the Test series between Pakistan and New Zealand as well as the first Test between India and Australia.

New Zealand captain, Kane Williamson is the key figure in the latest rankings as the Kiwi batsman has entered 900 rating points club for the first time and became the first batsman to do so from his country following his knocks of 89 and 139 in Abu Dhabi to put New Zealand on course for a historic Test series win against Pakistan.

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Henry Nicholls, who also scored a century in the same innings, has jumped eight places to break into the top 10 at No.9, while BJ Watling moved up four places to No.22. For Pakistan Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq shows significant rises to no.10 and no.21 positions respectively.

Coming to the Adelaide Test, Cheteshwar Pujara breaks into the top five on the list for batsmen after his match-turning scores of 123 and 71 in Adelaide and takes the four position.  Ajinkya Rahane rises two spots to the 17th position after his knock of 70 in India’s second innings and knocks of 25 and 28 helped Rishabh Pant jumps seven places to No.59.

In the host side, Usman Khawaja slipped three spots to 13th, and Aaron Finch dropped to No.89. Shaun Marsh rises six places to 38th, Tim Paine four spots to No.55 and Travis Head a massive 17 places to No.80.

ICC Test Team Rankings:

Pos Team Matches Points Rating
1  India 38 4,397 116
2  England 49 5,310 108
3  South Africa 35 3,712 106
4  New Zealand 27 2,834 105
5  Australia 36 3,663 102
6  Sri Lanka 42 3,888 93
7  Pakistan 28 2,579 92
8  West Indies 35 2,463 70
9  Bangladesh 25 1,727 69
10  Zimbabwe 11 138 13

ICC Test Batsmen’s Rankings:

Pos Player Rating
1 IND 920
2 Kane Williamson 913
3 Steve Smith 901
4 Cheteshwar Pujara 846
5 Joe Root 807
6 David Warner 795
7 Dimuth Karunaratne 753
8 Dean Elgar 724
9 Henry Nicholls 709
10 Azhar Ali 708

ICC Test Bowlers’ Rankings:

Pos Player Rating
1
Kagiso Rabada
SA 882
2 James Anderson 874
3 Vernon Philander 826
4 Mohammad Abbas 821
5 Ravindra Jadeja 804
6 Ravichandran Ashwin 786
7 Pat Cummins 770
8 Trent Boult 764
9 Yasir Shah 757
10 Jason Holder 751

ICC Test All-rounders’ Rankings:

Pos Player Rating
1 BAN 415
2 Ravindra Jadeja 392
3 Vernon Philander 370
4 Jason Holder 365
5 Ben Stokes 342
6 Ravichandran Ashwin 341
7 Moeen Ali 292
8 Mitchell Starc 251
9 Pat Cummins 241
10 Chris Woakes 238
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