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Babar Azam pops up to 9th in latest ICC Test batsmen rankings

Monday’s update of ICC Test rankings has something to cheer about home players as the tie between Sri Lanka and Pakistan occured in the first Test match at Rawalpindi. Babar Azam has popped up at the milestone of being in number 9th from 13th among bastmen of ICC Test rankings.

Babar was already there as No.3 in ODIs and No.1 at T20s in any case, after the splendid innings he played at final day of the match which caused tie among two teams, has driven him to ninth position in ICC test player (batsmen) rankings. Babar has now become the only batsman along Virat Kohli who recently has occupied 10th position in T20Is, to occur in Top 10 rankings of all three cricket formats.

Here are the updated ICC Test batsmen rankings:

Rank Player Team Pts
1 Virat Kohli India 928
2 Steve Smith Aus 911
3 K Williamson NZ 864
4 C Pujara India 791
5 M Labuschagne Aus 786
6 A Rahane India 759
7 David Warner Aus 755
8 Joe Root Eng 752
9 Babar Azam Pak 728
10 D Karunaratne SL 725
11 R Taylor NZ 714
35 D de Silva SL 573
78 Abid Ali PAK 410


Alongside Babar, who played an unbeaten thump of 120, Abid Ali thumping his century at Test debut has additionally went over the table. The opener in the wake of scoring 109* at his debut, has turned into the first man to score hundreds at ODI and Test debuts. Stunningly, Abid now occupies 78th position on the table after his enormous thumps up.

With regards to the rankings of ICC Test Championship dispersed among the groups, Australia are on 216 points in the table which is being leading by India, while New Zealand stays on 60. Pakistan and Sri Lanka got 20 points each for the draw. Sri Lanka are on 80 points, having drawn a previous two-test match series against New Zealand to get 60 points, while Pakistan have gotten their first point in the wake of having lost the two Tests of their last series in Australia.

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