Joe Root becomes highest-ranked English batsman

Joe Root has turn out to be England’s highest-ranked batsman in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen after hitting his 4th hundred of his career in the Trent Bridge Test against India, which concluded in a draw on Sunday.

Joe Root

Joe Root from Yorkshire scored a great 154 not out and featured in a record 198-run last wicket stand with James Anderson (81). For this achievement, Joe Root, who represented England in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2010 in New Zealand, has been rewarded with a jump of 10 spots which has put him in a career-high 16th place. Ian Bell is England’s 2nd highest-ranked batsman in 20th place, while skipper Alastair Cook is in 25th place.

Joe Root had started the season in 38th place and after 3 Tests, he has shifted into 16th place, thus, gaining 22 places on the batting table. Given he is still in the qualification period for batsmen, it’s likely that he will move even further up the ladder if he performs solidly in the other 4 Tests of the series.

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