Babar Azam climbs five spots, In ICC Test Rankings

Babar Azam climbs five spots, In ICC Test Rankings. Babar Azam, the former captain of Pakistan’s cricket team, has risen five spots to take fifth place in the ICC Test Rankings for hitters. His promotion is a result of his outstanding results in the most recent Test series. Notably, Azam’s rise was also aided by the lackluster performances of Australian and Indian hitters in their respective encounters.

Ollie Pope of England, meantime, has reached a career-high rating after making a remarkable 20-place leap to the 15th rank in the wake of his outstanding performance in the opening Test match against India.

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Kane Williamson of New Zealand continues to hold the top spot in the rankings as the best Test hitter in the world. Usman Khawaja of Australia has risen to seventh position following a great performance in the second Test match against the West Indies, when he amassed a half-century. Virat Kohli of India is currently ranked sixth.

Following his six-wicket performance against England, India’s Ravichandran Ashwin remains at the top of the bowling rankings. Jasprit Bumrah, who took six wickets in Hyderabad, moved up to fourth position. Kagiso Rabada of South Africa is ranked second, and Pat Cummins of Australia is ranked third.

In the category of all-rounders, Ravindra Jadeja of India continues to lead comfortably. Though he is best renowned for his batting talent, England’s Joe Root could provide a challenge shortly, particularly following his impressive bowling performance against India, where he claimed five wickets and shown his ability to bowl spin.

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