Steven Smith surpasses Len Hutton; only behind Don Bradman in ICC all-time Test Rankings

By CricketCountry Staff | Published:Sun, December 31, 2017 2:57pm

Steven Smith (947) has managed to surpass Len Hutton (945); only Sir Don Bradman (961) has more career rating points.

The latest ICC all-time ICC Test Rankings for batsmen has Steven Smith sit only behind Sir Don Bradman. Smith after an unbeaten 102* in the Boxing Day Test, now has 947 points, two points more than England's Len Hutton (945). Bradman is ahead of Smith, with 961 career rating points. Smith is also has the second highest Test average 63.55 (batsmen with at least 20 Test innings), again, only behind Bradman's unachievable average of 99.94.

Speaking of all-time ratings, Jack Hobbs (942), Ricky Ponting (942) and Peter May (941) complete a terrific top five. Current rankings for Test batsmen has Smith at No.1, followed by Kohli (893) and Cheteshwar Pujara (873). Williamson (855) and Root (855) completed a magnificent top five. England's Alastair Cook (759) is back in the top 10 list after scoring 244* at MSG.

Smith managed to emulate Bradman in the Melbourne Test by becoming the only other batsman to score four consecutive centuries at this venue. He also ended 2017 as the highest run-getter. His best score 239 too came earlier this month, at Perth.

Smith also became the 3rd fastest batsman to reach the mark of 23 Test centuries; only Bradman (59) and Sunil Gavaskar (109) were quicker.

Published:Sun, December 31, 2017 2:57pm


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