Babar Azam Rises in ICC Test Rankings

Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, has made progress in the ICC Men’s Test rankings following his team’s impressive 2-0 victory over Sri Lanka in the longer format of the game.

Babar, renowned for his exceptional batting prowess, has climbed two positions to secure the fourth spot in the rankings.

Leading ahead of Babar are three remarkable players: Steve Smith of Australia in third, Joe Root of England in second, and Kane Williamson of New Zealand, who currently holds the top position.

Pakistan’s unbeaten start in the new ICC World Test Championship cycle has propelled several of their players up the rankings. Abdullah Shafique has risen 27 places to 21st, Mohammad Rizwan has climbed four spots to tie for 29th, and Agha Salman has advanced 23 positions to 35th after the team’s victory in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

The bowlers also received recognition, with emerging fast bowler Naseem Shah moving up seven spots to tie for 37th, and left-arm spinner Noman Ali ascending 13 places to 42nd, making them notable climbers in the rankings.

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