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Australia’s Steven Smith overtakes Williamson to become world’s number one Test batsman

Australia’s star batsman Steven Smith has moved up to number one in the ICC Men’s Test batting rankings released. Smith has moved past New Zealand captain Kane Williamson to the top spot with 891 ratings points, while Williamson has recently slipped to number two after being ruled out of the second Test against England. He has 886 rating points. Smith has reached the top spot for the first time since the Boxing Day Test last year.

In terms of bowling rankings, Matt Henry, who was player of the match in the second and final Test against England, has moved up to 64th place with a career-best 307 rating points, while left-arm spinner Ejaz Patel also got a career-best 323 ratings. Points have been received. Devon Conway, New Zealand’s star player in both Tests, is jointly 61st with Australia Joe Burns in the batting rankings.

England’s Dan Lawrence has gained 16 places to reach a career-best 396 points in the first innings of the second Test with an unbeaten 81.

The performance of the first Test match played between South Africa and West Indies has also been added to the rankings. Based on this, South Africa’s Chinton de Kock has moved up with India’s Cheteshwar Pujara to 12th spot in the batting rankings, while his compatriot Adrian Markram has gained two places to be at number 14.

Former number one Test bowler Kagiso Rabada of South Africa has moved up two places to seventh in the bowling rankings. While his compatriot Enrique Nortje broke into the top 30 for the first time in his career, Lungi Ngidi jumped 14 places to number 44.