Latest ICC Test Players Rankings: Mitchell Starc got best position
By Sandy - Mar 6, 2018 4:04 pm
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New Test Players’ ranking announced on Monday, where the top six batsmen remained unmoved while Mitchell Starc gained the best prize as he climbed up at the fifth position in the Test bowlers and all-rounders rankings. Amon the Indians, Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin slipped down in Test bowling ranking while skipper Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara remained in their same Test batting rankings.

Mitchell Starc

In the latest Test players’ ranking, Australian skipper Steven Smith remained as the top-ranked Test batsman while English pacer James Anderson and Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan remained as the top-ranked Test bowler and top-ranked Test all-rounder respectively.

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The top 10 Test players’ rankings in every aspect are given below along with some important details.

Latest Top 10 Test batsmen

PositionPlayerTeamRating points
1Steve SmithAustralia947
2Virat KohliIndia912
3Joe RootEngland881
4Kane WilliamsonNew Zealand855
5David WarnerAustralia833
6Cheteshwar PujaraIndia810
7Azhar AliPakistan755
8Alastair CookEngland742
9Ross TaylorNew Zealand739
10Hashim AmlaSouth Africa734


The top six remained unmoved. It means Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara remained at their second and sixth position respectively.

Apart from the top ten, Australian Marsh brothers gained better spot along with the South African batsmen Aiden Markram and AB de Villiers. Shaun Marsh climbed up his career-best 16th spot while his brother Mitchell Marsh moved up to 13th spot as he is now standing at 43rd place.

South African opener Markram managed to get his new career-best ranking as he is now at rank 19. While Hashim Amla dropped down to 10th spot, AB de Villiers climbed up to at 12th place.

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Latest Top 10 Test bowlers

PositionPlayerTeamRating points
1James AndersonEngland887
2Kagiso RabadaSouth Africa873
3Ravindra JadejaIndia844
4Josh HazlewoodAustralia812
5Mitchell StarcAustralia805
6Ravichandran AshwinIndia803
7Vernon PhilanderSouth Africa786
8Neil WagnerNew Zealand784
9Rangana HerathSri Lanka777
10Nathan LyonAustralia755


The top four rankings remained unmoved, while Australian left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc gained his best career ranking as he is now at rank 5 in the ICC Test bowling ranking. Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin slipped down along with South African pacer Vernon Philander, New Zealand pacer Neil Wagner and Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Rangana Herath. Australian spinner Nathan Lyon climbed up to the 10th spot in the ICC Test bowling rankings.

Apart from this, South African left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj climbed up to at no. 18.


Latest top 10 Test all-rounders

PositionPlayerTeamRating points
1Shakib Al HasanBangladesh420
2Ravindra JadejaIndia390
3Ravichandran AshwinIndia367
4Ben StokesEngland357
5Mitchell StarcAustralia312
6Vernon PhilanderSouth Africa304
7Moeen AliEngland297
8Jason HolderWindies208
9Chris WoakesEngland199
10Rangana HerathSri Lanka198


Not only in bowling, Mitchell Starc also moved up to the fifth position in the ICC Test all-rounder ranking. The top four remained same while Vernon Philander and Moeen Ali slipped down among the top ten all-rounders.