Babar Azam Slides to 6th in ICC Test Batsmen Rankings, No Bowler in Top 10

Star batsman, Babar Azam, has slipped to 6th position in the latest ICC Test Rankings following Ben Stokes’ meteoric rise. The English all-rounder has reached his career-best third position.

He has also replaced Jason Holder at the top of the all-rounders’ rankings, becoming the first from his country after Andrew Flintoff in 2006.

Stokes scored 176 and 78 and took a match-haul of three wickets in the second Test, earning him the man of the match award. The 29-year-old has 827 rating points, only behind Steven Smith (911) and Virat Kohli (886).


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Babar, who was previously at number 5, is not at 6 with 800 rating points. Babar rose to his career-best 5th position after scoring heavily in his last 5 games, scoring 4 centuries.

POS BATSMAN TEAM RATING
1 Steven Smith AUS 911
2 Virat Kohli 886
3 Ben Stokes 827
  4 Marnus Labuschagne 827
5 Kane Williamson 812
6 Babar Azam 800
7 David Warner 793
8 Cheteshwar Pujara 766
9 Joe Root 738
10 Ajinkya Rahane 726

Currently, there is no Pakistani in the list of top 10 all-rounders as well as bowlers.

POS ALL-ROUNDER TEAM RATING
1 Ben Stokes ENG 497
2 Jason Holder 459
3 Ravindra Jadeja 397
4 Mitchell Starc 298
5 Ravichandran Ashwin 281
6 Colin de Grandhomme 280
7 Pat Cummins 266
8 Roston Chase 264
9 Chris Woakes 211
Tim Southee 211
POS BOWLER TEAM RATING
1 Pat Cummins AUS 904
2 Neil Wagner 843
3 Jason Holder 834
4 Tim Southee 812
5 Kagiso Rabada 802
6 Mitchell Starc 797
7 Jasprit Bumrah 779
8 Trent Boult 770
9 Josh Hazlewood 769
10 Stuart Broad 768

The win in their second Test match of the 3-match series has now taken England to the 3rd slot in the ICC Test Championship points table. Here’s how things stand:

Rank Team Series Played Matches Played Matches Won Matches Drawn Matches Lost Points Series Wins
1 India 4 9 7 0 2 360 3
2 Australia 3 10 7 1 2 296 2
3 England 3* 11 6 1 4 186 1
4 New Zealand 3 7 3 0 4 180 1
5 Pakistan 2 5 2 1 2 140 1
6 Sri Lanka 2 4 1 1 2 80 0
7 West Indies 2* 4 1 0 3 40 0
8 South Africa 2 7 1 0 6 24 0
9 Bangladesh 1 3 0 0 3 0 0

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