ICC Test batsmen rankings: The Australian batsman is back among the Top Three batsmen in the latest edition of the ICC rankings.
Coming on the back of two centuries in the first Test of the 2019 Ashes series, Australia batsman Steve Smith has jumped by a position to reach No. 3 in the latest edition of the MRF Tyres ICC Test Players Rankings for batsmen.
— ICC (@ICC) August 4, 2019
Playing a Test match after more than a year, Smith continued to be at his absolute best as he became the fulcrum during an Australian victory yesterday. Having scored 144 and 142 in the first and second innings respectively, Smith batted England out of the match on Day 4.
Having crossed the 900-point mark once again in the rankings, Smith (903) is now the third-best batsman in the batsmen’s list. Only above him are New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (913) and India captain Virat Kohli (922).
Brian Lara, Kumar Sangakkara & Steve Smith are the greatest Test batsmen of their generation (1990-2019). All Class! #Cricket
— Daniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) August 4, 2019
Among other batsman who played this match, England’s Chris Woakes has reached No. 70 and opening batsman and centurion from the Edgbaston Test Rory Burns has reached a career-best No. 81 rank.
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Among the bowlers, Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins has retained his top-rank after him picking seven wickets in the match. With 898 career points to his name, Cummins has achieved career-best points and only third (among Australian bowlers) after the likes of Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne.
Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who registered match-winning bowling figures of 20-5-49-6 in the second innings yesterday, has received a six-point jump to reach No. 13 now.
As far as the other bowlers are concerned, veteran England fast bowler Stuart Broad has reached No. 16 while Woakes has reached No. 29 in the list.