Marnus Labuschagne’s reign because the highest-ranked Take a look at batter on this planet is over as England right-hander Joe Root claimed prime spot on the newest ICC MRF Tyres Males’s Take a look at Batter rankings.
Labuschagne rose to the highest in December final 12 months following knocks of 103 and 51 towards England in Adelaide, however Root’s latest run of kind has seen the Australian usurped on the head of proceedings.
Root has already scored 4 centuries this calendar 12 months and develop into simply the second Englishman to attain greater than 10,000 Take a look at runs and that has seen the 31-year-old soar in entrance of Labuschagne because the No.1 ranked batter on this planet.
The Englishman now has a complete of 897 ranking factors, 5 factors greater than Labuschagne in second place.
Labuschagne could get the possibility to regain prime billing when Australia tackle Sri Lanka in a two-match World Take a look at Championship sequence away from house later this month, however Root has a busy interval of Take a look at cricket forward of him too.
Root is at the moment in the course of a three-match Take a look at sequence towards New Zealand, with England additionally internet hosting India for a one-off Take a look at and South Africa for 3 matches over the approaching months.
Australia’s Steve Smith stays in third place on the newest Take a look at rankings, with Pakistan captain Babar Azam and New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson making up the highest 5.
The most important mover within the rankings was Daryl Mitchell, with the New Zealand batter rising a whopping 33 locations to sit down seventeenth total following scores of 190 and 69* within the second Take a look at towards England at Trent Bridge.
There was some reshuffling within the newest bowling rankings with towering Kiwi fast Kyle Jamieson dropping three locations to sixth after he injured his again towards England.
That allowed India speedster Jasprit Bumrah (third), Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi (fourth) and South Africa fast Kagiso Rabada (fifth) to all rise a spot, whereas a pair of Jamieson’s New Zealand team-mates swapped positions inside the highest 10.
Skilled left-armer Trent Boult jumped 4 locations to ninth on the bowling rankings, however that noticed compatriot Tim Southee demoted 5 spots to thirteenth.