Steve Smith, the top-ranked Test batsman, continued his phenomenal run to rise to new heights in the ICC Test player rankings, moving closer towards Don Bradman’s highest-ever ranking points, after a match-winning double-century in the third Test against England in Perth.
Australia captain Steve Smith has extended his lead at the top of the ICC player rankings for Test batsmen, but the next four batsmen are separated by just 11 points in the latest rankings which were released on Tuesday following the conclusion of the Brisbane and Nagpur Tests.
Shai Hope and Roston Chase have continued to head in the right direction in the ICC player rankings for Test batsmen after wrist-spinner Devendra Bishoo spun the Windies to a 117-run victory over Zimbabwe in the first Test in Bulawayo on Tuesday.
South Africa batsmen Hashim Amla and Dean Elgar have moved up the ICC Test Player Rankings after notching fine centuries in the first Test against Bangladesh in Potchefstroom, which their team won by 333 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has risen 21 spots to grab a career-best sixth position in the ICC T20I Player Rankings after his player of the series performance helped complete a 2-1 victory over the World XI in the Independence Cup series played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
England seamer James Anderson has grabbed the top spot in the ICC Test Player Rankings for bowlers after his superb effort in the third and final Test at Lord’s helped his side to win by nine wickets to seal a 2-1 series victory over the West Indies.