Josh Hazlewood completed 100 wickets in Tests during the second Test against Pakistan    Getty Images
Josh Hazlewood completed 100 wickets in Tests during the second Test against Pakistan Getty Images

In the recently released ICC Test Rankings for bowlers, Josh Hazlewood and Kagiso Rabada gained the most. Both Hazlewood and Rabada achieved their career best rankings of No. 3 and No. 8 respectively. Hazlewood, with his match figures of 7 for 94, leap-frogged two places from No. 5 gaining a total of 29 points to end up on 860,behind the Indian spinner duo of Ravichandran Ashwin (887) and Ravindra Jadeja (879). Meanwhile, Rabada gained 114 points to end up on 796 trailing behind Stuart Broad. Other bowler s who have attained their career best rankings are Pakistan s Wahab Riaz (No. 20) and Sri Lanka s pacemen Suranga Lakmal (No. 30 ) and Lahiru Kumara (No. 67).

In the Test Rankings for batsmen, Quinton de Kock made the most gain. De Kock is now ranked at No. 8 after scoring a century in the Cape Town Test against Sri Lanka. This means de Kock is now South Africa s highest ranked Test batsmen ahead of AB De Villiers and Hashim Amla. Another batsman who made a huge jump is Younis Khan, who is now just ahead of de Kock at No. 7.

Other batsmen who have attained their career best ranking are Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb and Dean Elgar.

Khawaja is ranked No. 11, with Handscomb coming in at No. 38, while Elgar is positioned at No. 21.

The batting Rankings are led by Steven Smith with 933 points followed closely by Virat Kohli (875) and Joe Root (848).