Joe Root climbs to No. 3 in ICC Test Rankings; Yashasvi Jaiswal surges to No. 12

The top spot in the Test batters rankings remains with New Zealand's Kane Williamson, with Australia's Steven Smith at second place.

Joe Root in a file photo. (Image credit: ECB/ Twitter)
By Omar | Feb 28, 2024 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Joe Root’s outstanding century in the ongoing England tour of India has propelled him to the third position in the ICC Test batters rankings. Simultaneously, Yashasvi Jaiswal’s consistent displays have earned him the 12th spot. Root’s unbeaten 122 in the fourth Test not only played a crucial role for England but also lifted him two places in the rankings. Jaiswal, initially ranked 69th, has surged to 12th after accumulating an impressive 655 runs at an average of 93.57 in just eight innings.

In the Test allrounders rankings, Root’s off-spin exploits have pushed him to the fourth position. The top spot in the Test batters rankings remains with New Zealand’s Kane Williamson, with Australia’s Steven Smith at second place. Shifting to Test bowling, R Ashwin has narrowed the gap with World No. 1 Jasprit Bumrah to only 21 rating points. Ashwin’s crucial five-wicket haul in Ranchi played a pivotal role in India’s victory. Behind them, Kagiso Rabada holds the third position, followed by Australians Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood.

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In T20Is, Hazlewood’s impressive performance against New Zealand has propelled him to the seventh position in the bowling rankings. Adil Rashid leads the T20I bowling rankings, followed by the Sri Lankan pair Wanindu Hasaranga and Maheesh Theekshana. Among batters, Travis Head and Tim David have climbed the rankings, with Head now at 19th and David at a career-best 22nd.

Namibian cricketers also create history as Bernard Scholtz’s six-wicket haul in the League 2 tri-series in Nepal propels him to the 11th position in the ODI bowling rankings. Namibia’s captain, Gerhard Erasmus, has risen to the eighth position among ODI allrounders, sharing the spot with Australia’s Glenn Maxwell, following an impactful performance with both bat and ball in the series against Nepal and Netherlands.

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