Wednesday, September 20, 2023

New test ranking of players continues, development of Babar Azam and Shaheen Shah Afridi

Pakistan continues to occupy the first place in the World Test Championship

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has released a new ranking of Test cricketers, in which national cricket team captain Babar Azam and fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi have been promoted.

With the conclusion of the Ashes series between England and Australia, the latest rankings of the ICC World Test Championship came out.

Ranking of the beaters
New Zealand’s Kane Williamson has maintained his first position in the new test ranking of players released by the ICC, while England’s middle order batsman Joe Root has moved up to the second position.

Australia’s Steve Smith has moved up 2 places to third place, while Pakistan team captain Babar Azam’s ranking has also improved by 2 places and Babar Azam has reached the fourth place.

Australia’s Marence Laboshin dropped 3 spots to fifth, while Australia’s Travis Head dropped 2 spots to sixth.

Australia’s Usman Khawaja is ranked seventh and England’s Harry Brook is ranked ninth, while Pakistan’s Saud Shakeel is ranked 15th and Abdullah Shafiq is ranked 21st.

Ranking of bowlers
In the ranking of Test bowlers, India’s Ravichandran Ashwin has retained the first position, while India’s Ravindra Jadeja has moved up 2 places to the third place.

England’s Stuart Broad moved up 2 places to fourth, while Australia’s Pat Cummins slipped 2 places to fifth.

The ranking of Pakistan’s young fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has improved by 3 places and the fast bowler has come to the sixth place, while England’s James Anderson has moved down to the 8th place after dropping 4 places.

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Mitchell Starc has improved by one place to 13th place while England’s Chris Woakes has improved by 7 places to 23rd place.

Team Rankings
In the ranking of the ICC World Test Championship, Pakistan is occupying the first position with 24 points after winning two Test matches against Sri Lanka, while the Indian team is in the second position with 16 points with one victory and one draw. .

In the ranking, the defending champions Australia and England teams are on the third and fifth positions with 26 points with 2 wins, 2 losses and one draw in 5 and 5 matches respectively.

Similarly, the teams of West Indies and Sri Lanka have played 2 and 2 matches, however Kali Andhi is in the fourth position with 4 points with one victory and one draw and Lincoln Tigers is in the sixth position after losing two consecutive matches.

Bangladesh, New Zealand and South Africa teams have not played a match yet in this cycle of ICC World Test Championship.

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