The International Cricket Council (ICC) has released fresh ICC Test rankings after the recently-concluded England-South Africa series. England’s Mark Wood and South Africa’s Quinton de Kock have climbed up the rankings. England won the final game of the series against the Proteas by 191 runs. Thus lifted the series 3-1 after losing only the opening game.
Wood was adjudged the Man of the Match in the final Test for his nine-wicket haul in the game. He has now climbed 19 places to the 38th spot in the ICC Test Bowler Rankings. His batting performance has also earned him climb the batsman rankings. His scores of 38 and 15 in the fourth Test assisted him in going to 142nd spot from 151st in the ICC Test Batsman Rankings.
Quinton de Kock, Mark Wood Progress In ICC Test Rankings:
South Africa’s new limited-overs captain, de Kock has moved up two spots from 13th to 11th in the ICC Test Batsman Rankings. He played crucial innings of 76 and 39 in the fourth Test.
Well, teammate Anrich Nortje has advanced to 20 places and reached 53rd position in the ICC Test Bowler Rankings.
Meanwhile, the Proteas’ legend Vernon Philander has retired from international cricket as the fifth-ranked Test all-rounder.
However, these performances could not prevent South Africa’s demolition in Test Cricket at their home.
England lost only the opening game and made an incredible comeback in the series by winning all the three games. Ben Stokes was adjudged the Man of the Series for his consistent performance throughout the series.
Team India lead the ICC Test Team Rankings. Virat Kohli is on top spot in the ICC Test Batsman Rankings. Australia’s pacer Pat Cummins leads the ICC Test Bowler Rankings. West Indian Jason Holder is currently the number one all-rounder in Test Cricket.