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ICC Test Rankings: Smith takes pole position – New Orleans, Louisiana

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Dubai [UAE]June 16 (ANI): Australian batter Steve Smith regained first place in the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings on Wednesday for the first time since last year’s Boxing Day test.

He will take over from New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, who will lead the team in the ICC World Test Championship final with India starting Friday at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton.

Williamson missed his second test with England at Edgbaston due to an injury after scoring 13 runs in the first test at Lord’s Cricket Ground, scoring Smith’s 891 rating points five points. It fell short and came in second on the batter list.

This means Smith is at the top of the 167 tests worldwide, behind Garfield Sobers (189 games) and Viv Richards (179 games). Matt Henry’s best player (3 wickets in each inning) raised him to 307 points and 64th, the highest in his career, while Ajazz Patel recorded 323 career highs. Joint 61st.

England’s two innings totaled the lowest against New Zealand at home, but Dan Lawrence’s first inning was undefeated at 81, rising 16th to his career’s highest 396 points.

In the latest Men’s Weekly Update, which also includes the performance of the first test between South Africa and the West Indies of Saint Lucia, Quinton Decock joins Cheteswarphara in 12th place, advancing his compatriot Adrian Markram by two slots. I came in 14th place. ..

De Kock, nominated as the best player in the match for his undefeated 141, which helped the team win innings and 63 runs, to take the best position since December 2019. You have won 11 positions.

South African pace bowlers have also made rapid progress after the big win.

Former top-ranked Kagiso Rabada finished seventh with two spots after winning five wickets in two innings. Henrich Norche finished in seven wickets in the match and was the first in his career to be in the top 30. Lungi Ngidi has risen from 14th to 44th in 5 wickets in one inning. (ANI)

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