New Delhi. The ICC released the latest Test rankings on Wednesday. England’s legendary batsman Joe Root showed his power here as well. In the ICC Test Rankings released on 8 June, Joe Root has taken a long jump and has captured the second number. Root has overtaken New Zealand captain Kane Williamson Australia batsman Steve Smith. Root recently made his name for completing 10,000 runs in Test cricket. He is the second England batsman to do so.
Joe Root has been in excellent form for the last two years and is consistently performing well for England. Root, who recently completed 10,000 Test runs, now has many more records on target, which he can break in the coming time.
Marnus Labushne at number one
Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne holds the No. 1 position in the rankings for Test batsmen. Root was in fourth place before the start of the series against New Zealand. Root entered the 10,000 club by scoring a brilliant century in the second innings of the first Test and brought his team out of difficult situations to victory. The result of this great performance is that Root has now climbed up 2 places to become the No. 2 batsman. Steve Smith is in third place.
Babar Azam in fourth place
Pakistan’s legendary batsman Babar Azam has climbed a place from the fifth place to occupy the fourth position. Talking about Indian batsmen, Rohit Sharma is in 8th place in the top 10. At the same time, Kohli is at number 10. Among the Indian bowlers, R Ashwin is second and Jasprit Bumrah is at fourth place.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 09, 2022, 13:12 IST