Wonder what Steve Smith must be thinking right now?
Still leading the ICC Test Rankings, Steve Smith must be ruing his horrendous mistake in the Cape Town test match, as the former Aussie skipper cannot play cricket for the next twelve months.
In the prime of his career, Smith is arguably the best test batsman of his generation, and one of the best batsman in the history of test cricket.
With an average of 61.38, only Sir Don Bradman has a higher average that Smith in the longest format of the game, making Smith’s one-year ban all the more awful.
Virat Kohli is second on the list, with Cheteshwar Pujara joining him in the top ten in the seventh position. Lokesh Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane are the other two Indian batsmen in the top 20, as they are both quite low on the table.
ICC TEST BATTING RANKINGS
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Kagiso Rabada leads the bowling rankings, as the young pacer is quickly becoming one of the very best fast bowlers in the world. With age on his side, the sky is the limit for the young South African.
India’s spin twins, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin occupy the fourth and fifth spot to represent India in the top ten bowlers in the world.
Mohammad Shami is the next Indian bowler on the list, as he occupies the 17th position on the table.
ICC TEST BOWLERS RANKINGS