ICC Test Rankings: Marnus Labuschagne Equals Virat Kohli’s Career-High Rating

Written by Rohit Pawar

Australia star and newly-crowned No.1 Test batter in the world Marnus Labuschagne has added to his resume by drawing level with India great Virat Kohli on the all-time list and bringing up a new career-high rating on the latest ICC Men’s Test Batting Rankings. Labuschagne has consolidated his position at the top of the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings with a career-best 937 rating points after compiling his third three-figure knock in the two-match ICC World Test Championship (WTC) series against the West Indies.

The right-hander amassed a whopping 502 runs for the two-match series, with his magnificent knock of 163 during the first innings of the second Test in Adelaide helping Labuschagne join Kohli on a career-high rating of 937 points.

Labuschagne, who had achieved the rare feat of scoring a double-century and a century in the same Test during the first match in Perth last week, notched 163 in the first innings of the second Test in Adelaide and bettered his previous high of 936 rating points attained in March.

Travis Head is back in the top 10 after his Player of the Match effort of 175 and 38 not out helped record a 419-run win over the West Indies to consolidate his team’s top position in the WTC points table. Head has gained six slots to reach seventh position, in the process overtaking the India pair of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli among others.

In the rankings for Test bowlers, England spinner Jack Leach has gained two slots to reach 31st position after grabbing five wickets in the match, while seamers James Anderson (up one place to second), Ollie Robinson (up two places to sixth) and Mark Wood (up eight places to 34th) too have advanced. Anderson is back in the top two for the first time since February 2019 while Robinson has crossed the 800-point mark for the first time.

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