ICC Test Rankings: Usman Khawaja enters Top 10 after heroic innings, Prithvi Shaw makes roaring entry

12 October 2018, 05:56 PM
ICC Test Rankings: Usman Khawaja enters Top 10 after heroic innings, Prithvi Shaw makes roaring entry; Here is the List (File Photo)
ICC Test Rankings: Usman Khawaja enters Top 10 after heroic innings, Prithvi Shaw makes roaring entry; Here is the List (File Photo)

Usman Khawaja’s brilliant, match-saving knock of 141 runs off 302 balls against Pakistan has given him an entry to the top 10 Test batsmen as he jumped nine spots to grab the 10th spot in the latest update of the ICC Test player rankings for batsmen.

Khawaja was a wall in front of the Pakistani bowlers in the first Test in Dubai as he scored 85 in the first innings and saved the match for Australia by playing a colossal knock of 141 which spanned nearly for nine hours.

However, there were no other changes above Khawaja’s ranking of 10 with Virat Kohli still being the No. 1 Test batsman with 936 points, after he scored his 24th Test ton in the first Test against West Indies.

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Steve Smith, Kane Williamson, Joe Root and David Warner complete the top five in order.  

Pakistan’s Asad Shafiq was ranked No. 20 after he scored 80 and 41 in the first Test against the Aussies. While Australian skipper Tim Paine, who was also behind the memorable draw against Pakistan, entered the Top 50 with a career-high of 524.

Whereas, the Man of the Match in the first Test between India and Windies, Prithvi Shaw scored a debut ton (134) in the opening innings and made an entry to the rankings at No. 73. While Ravindra Jadeja, who hit his maiden century was up by six spots to No. 51 with a career-best 511 points.

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Here are the Latest Top 10 in ICC Test Rankings (Batsmen)

1              Virat Kohli                          IND        936

2              Steve Smith                       AUS        919

3              Kane Williamson               NZ         847

4              Joe Root                            ENG        835

5              David Warner                     AUS        812

6              Cheteshwar Pujara             IND         782

7              Dimuth Karunaratne           SL           754

8              Dinesh Chandimal              SL           733

9              Dean Elgar                        SA          724

10           Usman Khawaja                 AUS       719

First Published: Friday, October 12, 2018 05:50 PM
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