Pakistan skipper Babar Azam and Australian batter Travis Head are within the enthralling race for the highest spot within the Worldwide Cricket Council’s (ICC) Take a look at batter rankings.
Head is the brand new challenger for the highest rank as he rose to a career-high second place on the most recent chart shared by the ICC.
He’s now the second with 874 factors after leaping two spots. The batter is in need of solely 9 factors as in comparison with New Zealand’s Kane Williamson, who ranks first with 883 factors within the Take a look at batter rankings.
In the meantime, Babar can be not far behind, as he jumped three spots to the third place within the checklist, with 862 factors.
“Head’s stand up the batter charts has seen one more re-shuffle on the prime of the batting rankings, with Pakistan captain Babar Azam leaping three locations to 3rd and fellow Australians Steve Smith (fourth) and Marnus Labuschagne (fifth) and England’s Joe Root (sixth) all dropping one spot in what’s an enthralling race for prime billing.”
“Australia star Travis Head is the most recent challenger to the No.1 Take a look at batter rating after the in-form left-hander rose to a career-high second place on the most recent ICC Males’s Take a look at Batting Rankings,” the ICC stated in a press launch.
“Head jumps two locations and as much as second behind New Zealand veteran Kane Williamson on the again of his large Ashes sequence in opposition to England that has already netted the 29-year-old a complete of 266 runs at a mean of 44.33.
“In the newest Take a look at of that sequence in Headingley, Head contributed scores of 39 and 77 and was a serious purpose why the guests went near recording a 3rd consecutive Ashes victory.
Head will look to clinch the highest spot throughout the remaining two matches of the continuing Ashes cricket sequence.
In the meantime, Azam will look to do the identical throughout the two-match Take a look at sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka this month.