Captain Kane Williamson has again become the number-1 batsman in the list of batsmen in the latest Test rankings of the International Cricket Council (ICC) after New Zealand won the World Test Championship (WTC) title under his captaincy. New Zealand won the title by defeating India by 8 wickets in the ICC World Test Championship Final. With this win, New Zealand have overtaken India to take the first place in the Test rankings.
Williamson has again become the number one batsman in Test cricket in the latest rankings released by the International Cricket Council. At the same time, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane were also in the advantage for India. On the other hand, Kohli remains in fourth place. Williamson had earlier slipped to number two as former Australia captain Steve Smith moved up to number one. But now Smith has returned to his former position. Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne remained at number three while England captain Joe Root remained at number five.
In the final match held in Southampton, Kane Williamson scored the highest runs in both the innings. He scored 49 runs in the first turn and 52 not out in the second innings. With the help of these innings, his points in the rankings have gone up to 901 and he has again become the number one batsman, beating Steve Smith (891). On the other hand, if we talk from India’s point of view, opener Rohit Sharma and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, who scored the highest runs for Team India in Tests, have gained a little bit. Rohit had scored 64 runs (34, 30) in both the innings and has moved up to a career-best sixth rank. He has 759 points. He was till now tied with Rishabh Pant, who has slipped to seventh place with 752 points. On the other hand, Rahane, who scored 64 runs (49, 15) like Rohit, has gained three places to reach 13th position. At the same time, Indian captain Virat Kohli (812), who scored 57 runs (44, 13) in Tests, remains in fourth place. Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne (878) is third above him and English captain Joe Root (797) is fifth below Kohli.