The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday, announced the latest ICC Test Batsmen Rankings as the first Test between New Zealand and West Indies came to a close a day ago. In the freshly updated rankings by the ICC, New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson, has risen through the ranks and joined Indian skipper Virat Kohli at the second spot.
Williamson played a scintillating knock in the first Test against West Indies as the Kiwi skipper smashed 251 runs in the first innings that helped New Zealand gain a massive lead over the Caribbeans in the first innings and eventually conquer the Test match by an innings and 134 runs.
ICC Release The Latest ICC Test Batsmen Rankings
The International Cricket Council (ICC), on Monday, took to Twitter to announce the latest ICC Test Batsmen Rankings. Steve Smith, the Australian stalwart, continues to lead the Rankings as he is on the first spot with 911 Rating points. However, the second spot is now shared by the Indian and Kiwi skipper, Virat Kohli and Kane Willaimson. Both these batsmen have 886 Rating Points in the freshly released rankings.
Williamson smashed a massive double ton in the first innings of the first Test match against West Indies and that has led to a rise in the rankings of the Kiwi skipper. Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne is now on the fourth spot in the rankings.
💥 Kane Williamson joins Virat Kohli at No.2
💥 Tom Latham enters 🔝 10
After the conclusion of the first #NZvWI Test, top performers from New Zealand and West Indies sizzle in the latest @MRFWorldwide ICC Test Rankings for batting 🙌
Full list: https://t.co/OMjjVwOboH pic.twitter.com/06GJGWjDBT
— ICC (@ICC) December 7, 2020
Cheteshwar Pujara The Second Indian After Virat Kohli In Top 10
Pakistan’s newly-appointed captain, Babar Azam takes the fifth spot in the freshly released ICC Test Batsmen Rankings. David Warner takes the sixth spot followed by Cheteshwar Pujara on number 7. Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara are the only couple of Indians in the top 10 rankings.
The 8th and 9th spots are grabbed by a couple of English batsmen that include Ben Stokes and Joe Root. Tom Latham has made an entry into the top 10 as he takes the final spot in the top 10 ICC Test Batsmen Rankings. Tom Latham had also played a decent knock of 86 runs in the first Test against West Indies and this has made his entry into the top 10.