The International Cricket Council Test Ranking Published. The batting list topped by Steve Smith and bowling is by Dale Steyn. Australia’s no.3 Steve Smith has regained the top position of the ICC Tests ranking after his outstanding 143 which helped Australia to reduce the margin 3-2 of Ashes series loss to England.

A fortnight ago Smith lost his position Joe Root and slipped to the third position after a lackluster performance in first, third and fourth Tests. He scored a double hundred in the Lord’s Test, but after that, his technique was questioned in the fourth Test at Trent Bridge where Australia bowled out for only 60.

In the new ranking list, South Africa’s AB de Villers remains in the second position.

Among the India players, nobody makes the list of top 10. Chris Rogers replaced him as the retired Aussie opener as no. 10 in the last. Except Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane makes the top 20 list as the Indian batsman elevated to no.20, and Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara stands at 22 and 26th position respectively. 

With Chris Rogers another Aussie opener David Waner also rewarded for his 85 at The Oval, he is holding the 9th spot.






Among the notable international batsmen retiring Sri Lanka’s batsman Kumar finished his career at no.7 while Australian captain Michael Clarke at 25th.

Smith first rose to the top spot in June following Australia’s victory over West Indies in Jamaica, where scored brilliant 199 before Jerome Taylor got him.

But, he lost his position after England win at Cardiff Test, where he scored 33 in both innings- but returned to the no.1 position following his 215 and 58 in Australian 405 run victory at The Lord’s.

He lost his numero uno post again after the disastrous defeat at Edgbaston and Trent Bridge before he returned to form at The Oval.

In the bowling rankings, India’s R Ashwin retained his 8th spot for his 6 for 47 at Galle,and the top spot is retained by South African Dale Steyn ahead of England’s Stuart Broad and New Zealand’s Trent Boult.

Australia’s thumping victory at The Oval means they will hold on to the No.2 position in the team rankings, one spot ahead of England and still trailing world No.1 South Africa.

Ishant Sharma ranks 21st on the list. Based Ishant discarded Ravindra Jadeja stands on 29th spot.


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