Ben Stokes has topped the ICC Test all-rounder ranking
England’s pace-bowling all-rounder Ben Stokes has topped the ICC Test all-rounder ranking, overtaking West Indies Test captain Jason Holder. Stokes became the first all-rounder after Andrew Flintoff for England to top the Test all-rounder rankings.
Jason Holder was at the top before Corona returned to the field next time. Before the start of the Test series, Stokes was two behind 44 ratings. However, he has left Holder behind due to his good performances in Southampton Test and Manchester Test. After taking 69 runs and 6 wickets with the bat in the first Test, he made 254 runs in Manchester and took 3 wickets with the ball.
The combination of the two Tests has improved the ICC Test all-rounder rankings. Stokes, who started the series from 44 ratings, is now ahead by 36 ratings. Stokes’ current rating is 496 and Holder’s is 459. In the Test all-rounder rankings, three are India’s Rabindra Jadeja and four are Australia’s Mitchell Starc.
Not only all-rounder rankings but also Test batting rankings have improved. Stokes has risen to the top three, surpassing Marnus Labushan in the Manchester Test by a century and a fifty. At present, his rating is 726. Meanwhile, Steven Smith is at the top with 911 ratings and Virat Kohli is at the top with 8 ratings.