Babar Azam is No Longer Amongst Prime 10 Check Batsmen

Pakistan captain Babar Azam’s unimpressive outing in opposition to South Africa within the dwelling sequence earlier this yr, adopted by a quiet run in opposition to Zimbabwe, has moved him out of the Worldwide Cricket Council’s (ICC) high 10 rankings for Check batsmen.

He’s now positioned eleventh on the listing with a ranking of 714 and was changed by South Africa’s Quinton de Kock, who had a superb run within the recently-concluded Check sequence in opposition to West Indies.


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Quinton’s 237 runs through the two-match Check sequence moved him above Babar Azam and Dimuth Karunaratne with 717 ranking factors.

He scored an unbeaten innings of 141 runs within the first innings of the second Check and smashed 96 runs within the second innings to assist his crew win the sport, in addition to the sequence 2-0. He’s now again within the high ten.


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The highest spot continues to be held by the previous Australia captain, Steve Smith, with 891 ranking factors, adopted by the Kiwi skipper, Kane Williamson, with 886 factors. Marnus Labuschagne ranks third within the ICC rankings with 878 factors.

There are three Australian, three Indian, and two Kiwi batsmen within the high ten rankings for Check batsmen, whereas no Pakistani batter has made the reduce.

Listed here are the up to date Males’s Check Batting Rankings:

 Place  Participant  Crew  Score
1 Steve Smith Australia 891
2 Kane Williamson New Zealand 886
3 Marnus Labuschagne Australia 878
4 Virat Kohli India 814
5 Joe Root England 797
6 Rishabh Pant India 747
7 Rohit Sharma India 747
8 Henry Nicholls New Zealand 732
9 David Warner Australia 747
10 Quinton de Kock South Africa 717


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