Breaking News: ICC Announce Latest Test Ranking After The India vs South Africa Test Match

In some breaking news coming in from the cricketing circuit, the ICC has announced their latest test rankings post the India vs South Africa game. So let’s have a look at who climbed the ladder and who dropped from it. For starters, the biggest gainer of them all is the fast bowler from South Africa- Kagiso Rabada who is the new World Number 1 in Test Cricket now.

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Who lost? Dhawan went down the ladder a bit and so did Rohit Sharma and Murali Vijay. Vijay is now Rank 30, Dhawan is at 33 and Sharma at Rank 44 respectively. The ranking chart has also changed a bit due to the recently concluded Ashes where Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, and Mitchell Marsh have achieved career-best rankings. Khawaja is now at Rank 19, Shaun Marsh at 30 and his brother Mithcell at 57. Let’s get to the point and have a look at the top 5 in every category.

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Let’s start with the list of batsmen, to begin with. Steven Smith who had the time of his life in the recently concluded Ashes is at number 1, his opponent Joe Root has somehow managed to stick to number 2 while Virat Kohli from India is at the third position. Kane Willamson and Pujara are at 4 and 5 respectively.

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They say you need 20 wickets to win Test Matches. Let’s have a look at the Top 5 bowlers who have contributed the most to do so.

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Rabada is at number 1 as you all know by now. James Anderson from England is at number 2. Sir Jadeja without even playing has retained his number 3 spot and Ashwin after a decent outing in the first test match considering the number of overs he bowled is still at number 4. The tall fast bowler from Australia, Josh Hazlewood from Australia is at the fifth position.

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Now let’s get to the all-rounders. Shakib- Al- Hasan from Bangladesh has still retained his first position which now seems like forever. Same is the case with Jadeja and Ashwin who are at 2 and 3. Discarded yet now selected England all-rounder Ben Stokes is at 4 and the man of the moment Veron Philander has jumped up to the 5th position respectively.

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