England Cricket team batsman Joe Root moves up to the ICC ranking for test matches after his fantastic performance against Pakistan in the second test match at Old Trafford, Manchester. The right handed batsman scored a total of 325 run in both innings of the test match including a double century score of 254 runs and moves up the order by two places in ICC ranking for test matches for batsmen. Root 254 runs in first innings of the test match against Pakistan is the third highest score at Old Trafford, Manchester. Steve Smith from Australia is still the no 1 batsman in the world and is leading the ICC ranking for test batsmen.
Alister Cook also moves up to the ranking and is included in top 10 list after scoring a century, 105 and 76 in two innings of the test match against Pakistan at Old Trafford, Manchester. He moves up by four places and is now on 9th position.
In bowling department Woakes moves up by 10 place and is now on 23rd place in ICC ranking for test bowlers. Woakes took 18 wickets in two test matches against Pakistan and troubled most of the Pakistani Batsmen. Woakes played a key role in England’s victory and is being rewarded by 10 places in ICC ranking for test bowlers.
R Ashwin leads the test bowlers ranking and James Anderson and Broad are on 2nd and 3rd potion respectively. Ashwin took 7 wickets in second innings of the test match against West Indies. Yasir Shah who took only 1 wicket in Old Trafford test match moves down to the order by 5 places. He remained on no 1 spot only for 1 week. No other Pakistani bowler is in top 10 list of bowlers.
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