Aussies Batters Dominates In ICC Test Rankings, Breaks The Record Of 39 Years

Australia’s cricket team continues to make waves in the international arena with their impressive display in the ICC Test rankings. They have secured the top three spots in the batting rankings in a remarkable achievement, highlighting their dominance in the game’s longest format.

Travis Head’s exceptional performance in the World Test Championship final against India was crucial in solidifying Australia’s position as a powerhouse in Test cricket.

Travis Head’s match-defining knock of 163 runs against India in the World Test Championship final at The Oval demonstrated his immense talent and composure under pressure. Coming in at 76 for 3, Head was pivotal in elevating Australia’s total to 469 runs. His outstanding partnership of 285 runs with Steven Smith propelled Australia to a commanding position in the final.

Head’s stellar performance earned him accolades and propelled him three up the rankings, securing the third spot. With Marnus Labuschagne occupying the top spot and Steven Smith in second place, Australia boasts a formidable one-two-three at the summit of the ICC Test batting rankings.

This remarkable achievement marks the first time since December 1984 that three batters from the same team have occupied the top three positions. The legendary West Indian trio of Gordon Greenidge, Clive Lloyd, and Larry Gomes were the last to achieve this feat. Australia’s batting prowess, exemplified by their top-order batsmen, has been instrumental in their recent success in Test cricket.

Alex Carey, Australia’s wicketkeeper-batter, showcased his skills with crucial contributions of 48 and an unbeaten 66 against India in the World Test Championship final. His noteworthy performances propelled him 11 places up the rankings, placing him in the 36th position. In the Indian camp, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli occupy the 12th and 13th positions in the batting rankings, while Rishabh Pant holds the 10th.

Nathan Lyon, Australia’s offspinner, displayed his mastery with five crucial wickets in the World Test Championship final, propelling him two places up the rankings to joint-sixth.

Despite bowling just four overs and picking up a single wicket in the first innings, Lyon’s exceptional figures of 4 for 41 in the second innings played a significant role in dismissing India for 234 runs. His teammate Scott Boland also surged up the rankings, climbing five places to reach 36th position. Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj’s impressive performance in the final secured him a spot four places behind Boland.

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Ravichandran Ashwin retains his top position in the all-rounder rankings despite being left out of the playing XI. The top 10 remains unchanged, with Ravindra Jadeja leading the pack and Ashwin in the second position. Mitchell Starc holds the eighth position among the Australian contingent, while Pat Cummins occupies the tenth.

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