New Delhi: Australian Batter Marnus Labuschagne reaches the top spot of ICC Test batters rankings for the first time. With this he became only the ninth Australian batter to cross 900 points joining the elite list of players including Sir Don Bradman, Ricky Ponting, Mathew Hayden, Steve Smith, Michael Clarke.
The Right Hand Aussie batter has dethroned England’s batter Joe Root who was at the top since August 2021.
In the second Ashes Test held in Adelaide, Marnus scored his first Ashes century and went on to be adjudged the ‘Player of the Match’ for his knocks of 103 and 51 contributing towards Australia’s 275-run win over England.
Within the bowlers, Mitchell Starc is back in the world’s top ten Test bowlers for the first time since this January.Pat Cummins held onto the top spot despite missing the second Test.
Indian batters Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are at fifth and seventh spot respectively in the latest rankings.