According to the new rankings released on Wednesday, the highest advance was made by Lord’s Test hero Joe Root who jumped two places to the second position in the rankings.
The former England captain, who scored a winning century in the match against New Zealand, is now just a few steps away from world number one Marin Lubuschin and could become the top batsman thanks to a big innings. The batting and bowling rankings are dominated by Australians, with Marin Luboschin at number one in the world and Steven Smith at number three on the list of best batsmen.
New Zealand captain Ken Williamson has slipped two places to fifth and Pakistan captain Babar Azam has moved up one place to fourth.
In terms of bowlers’ rankings, Australian captain Pat Cummins is at number one while Indian spinner Ravi Chandran Eshwan is at number two.
New Zealand’s Kyle Jamieson has been promoted to the rank of best in the Lord’s Test and has moved up two places to third.
As a result of the development of Kiwi bowlers, Jaspreet Bumrah and Shaheen Afridi have been demoted one by one and both are at the fourth and fifth position respectively.
Similarly, England’s veteran bowler James Anderson has moved up two places to seventh and Tim Southee and Neil Wagner have slipped one place to eighth and ninth respectively.
‘Babar Azam can become world number one batsman in all three formats’
Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik has praised Pakistan’s Babar Azam, saying he could soon become the world number one batsman in all three formats.
He said that Babar Azam is a high quality player, he is at the peak of his career and he has yet to play some Test matches so it will be interesting to see if he is the first player to become world number one batsman in all three formats. Will or will not
He said that his performance in all the three formats last year was excellent and he showed impressive performance by batting in different positions and I wish him all the best.
Dinesh Karthik said that Babar Azam has been achieving success in all the three formats of the game due to his balance and he has now changed his style of play as compared to the past which is helping him to achieve success.
The Indian cricketer said that Babar Azam is a very special player and has now reached the point where he can be compared to the four best Test batsmen in the world, Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Joe Root and Ken Williamson.