Babar Azam gained remarkable points in ICC Test Player Rankings


Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has acquired some impressive points in the ICC Men's Test Players Rankings for hitters after his fantastic innings against Australia in the upcoming Test series. In the second Test at the National Stadium in Karachi, the 27-year-old fell four runs short of his double century, scoring 196 runs in 425 balls.

Babar had the finest game of his career so far, and he was praised for leading his team to victory, with Mohammad Rizwan, who also hit a century. Both batted brilliantly, guiding their team to a historical tie. As a result, Babar has risen three spots to fifth place in the most recent rankings report.

Rizwan and Usman Khawaja, who played a stunning 160(369) in Australia's first innings of the Test, have risen in the rankings. The former is now tied for 11th place on the table with David Warner, having risen six points, and the latter has grown eleven spaces to No. 13.

Kraigg Brathwaite, the West Indies captain, has advanced 16 places to No. 27 on the rankings chart. In the second Test against England in Barbados, he made 160 runs in the first innings and 56* in the second innings.

Pat Cummins, the Australian captain, has climbed one notch to ninth place in the all-rounders' rankings. In the Karachi Test, he took three wickets and finished on 34* at the close of the first innings. After a challenging second Test against England in Barbados, Jason Holder was demoted to No. 2. Holder only managed to pick up one wicket in the game, despite scoring only 12 runs.

Shaheen Shah Afridi had dropped one position to No. 6 in the Test bowlers' rankings following a poor performance in the second Test against Australia in Karachi when he only managed two wickets.

Kagiso Rabada enters the top-10 ICC ODI Bowlers Rankings
The ICC also revealed the current ODI rankings chart, and the Proteas are the top gainers on the list. South Africa just completed their one-day international series against Bangladesh, winning the second game by seven wickets. After his 62(41) against Bangladesh, Quinton de Kock moved up one spot to No. 3 in the batters list.

Kagiso Rabada made his way into the top ten ODI bowlers after a five-wicket haul against Bangladesh, his first in the format. He is now at No. 8 on the list. Bangladesh's Mehidy Hasan has climbed to eighth place in the ODI all-rounders rankings.

ICC Top 10 Batters in Test Rankings

Rank Player Name Country Rating
1 Marnus Labuschagne Australia 916
2 Joe Root England 879
3 Steve Smith Australia 857
4 Kane Williamson New Zealand 844
5 Babar Azam Pakistan 799
6 Dimuth Karunaratne Sri Lanka 781
7 Rohit Sharma India 754
8 Travis Head Australia 744
9 Virat Kohli India 742
10 Rishabh Pant India 738

ICC Top 5 All-Rounders in Test Rankings
Rank Player Name Country Rating
1 Ravindra Jadeja India 385
2 Jason Holder West Indies 357
3 Ravichandran Ashwin India 341
4 Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh 324
5 Ben Stokes England 306

ICC Top 10 Batters in ODI Rankings
Rank Player Name Country Rating
1 Babar Azam Pakistan 873
2 Virat Kohli India 811
3 Quinton de Kock South Africa 796
4 Rohit Sharma India 791
5 Aaron Finch Australia 779
6 Rassie van der Dussen South Africa 776
7 Jonny Bairstow England 775
8 David Warner Australia 762
9 Fakhar Zaman Pakistan 741
10 Joe Root England 740

ICC Top 10 Bowlers in ODI Rankings
Rank Player Name Country Rating
1 Trent Boult New Zealand 737
2 Josh Hazelwood Australia 709
3 Chris Woakes England 700
4 Matt Henry New Zealand 691
5 Mujeeb ur Rahman Bangladesh 681
6 Jasprit Bumrah India 679
7 Mehidy Hasan Miraz Bangladesh 664
8 Kagiso Rabada South Africa 658
9 Mitchell Starc Australia 652
10 Rashid Khan Afghanistan 650
ICC Top 5 All-Rounders in ODI Rankings
Rank Player Name Country Rating
1 Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh 404
2 Mohammad Nabi Afghanistan 295
3 Chris Woakes England 282
4 Rashid Khan Afghanistan 276
5 Mitchell Santner New Zealand 268