Babar Azam in the top five ICC ODI, T20 and Test rankings
Pakistan’s Babar Azam has risen to the top five in the ICC Test batsmen’s rankings. He has improved one step after scoring 48 in the draw at Southampton. He is now the only batsman in the top five in all three formats. Three in ODIs, this right-hander at the top of the rankings in T20s.
This is Babar’s career-best ranking in Tests. Although he came to this position once in February this year. He is also the only Pakistani batsman to be in the top ten in all three formats.
England pace duo Stuart Broad and James Anderson have also improved in the rankings since the Southampton Test. After taking 4 wickets for 56 runs in a single inning, Broad has risen one step to number two. Anderson has improved two steps, now he is at number 14. Both were once at the top of the ICC Test bowlers’ rankings.
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Abbas has also risen two steps after the second Test. He is now at number eight, his career-best ranking at number three.
In addition, Abid Ali (49), Mohammad Rizwan (65) and England’s Jack Crowley (61) have risen to the career-best rankings so far.
With one Test remaining in the series, England retains the number three position in the ICC Test Championship. After the 14th Test in the No. 4 series, their points are now 269. Pakistan is at No. 5 with 153 points after the 7th Test in an equal number of series.
Top-ranked India has scored 360 points in nine matches in four series. Even after 3 matches in 2 series, Bangladesh has not got any point yet, it is at number 9 below all.