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ICC Test Rankings: Indian point guard Jasprit Bumrah rises to No. 3, Joe Root becomes No. 1 batter


Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah has moved up to third place in the latest ICC Men’s Test Bowlers Ranking. There have been some shakeups in the latest bowling standings with the imposing speedy Kiwi Kyle Jamieson falling three places to sixth after suffering a back injury against England. This allowed Indian speedster Jasprit Bumrah (third), Pakistani pacer Shaheen Afridi (fourth) and fast South African Kagiso Rabada (fifth) to move up a spot, while two New Zealand teammates from Jamieson swapped positions in the top 10. Experienced left arm Trent Boult jumped four places to ninth in the bowling standings, but that saw compatriot Tim Southee drop five places to 13th.

England hitter Joe Root has claimed the top spot in the latest ICC Men’s Test Batting Rankings, ending Australian hitter Marnus Labuschagne’s reign at the top. Labuschagne climbed to the top in December last year after shots of 103 and 51 against England in Adelaide, but Root’s recent stunning form has helped him topple Labuschagne from the top. Root has already scored four centuries in this calendar year and became only the second Englishman to score over 10,000 in Test cricket. The Englishman now has a total of 897 ranking points, five points ahead of second-placed Labuschagne.

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Labuschagne could be lucky enough to return to the top spot when Australia take on Sri Lanka in a two-game away World Championship Test series later this month, but Root also has a busy time ahead. of cricket test in front of him. Root are currently in the middle of a three-game Test series against New Zealand, with England also hosting India for a one-off Test and South Africa for three games over the next few months. Australian Steve Smith remains in third place in the latest Test standings, with Pakistan captain Babar Azam and New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson in the top five.

The biggest player in the standings was Daryl Mitchell, the New Zealand striker climbing 33 places to 17th overall after scores of 190 and 69* in the second Test against England at Trent Bridge.

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