In the latest ICC Test ranking, Pakistan’s wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan leaped ten spots to secure 17th place after his strong performance against Australia in the Sydney Test.
Despite playing only two out of three matches, Rizwan emerged as Pakistan’s highest run-getter with 193 runs. Sarfaraz Ahmed started the series in the first Test while Rizwan warmed the bench.
Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne climbed three spots to fourth, scoring 60 and an unbeaten 62. South Africa’s Aiden Markram also surged up nine places after a stellar century in the Newlands Test against India, now in the top 20.
Among Indian batters, Virat Kohli moved to sixth while Rohit Sharma secured the 10th spot. In the bowling rankings, India’s Jasprit Bumrah surpassed Ravindra Jadeja to secure fourth place. Mohammed Siraj’s impressive performance propelled him 13 places higher to a career-best 17th, while Lungi Ngidi moved up nine spots to 28th due to his three-wicket haul.
Despite securing four wickets against India, pacer Kagiso Rabada slipped to second place in the rankings, surpassed by Australia’s Pat Cummins, who claimed six wickets and was named Player of the Series against Pakistan.
Josh Hazlewood’s five-wicket haul pushed him to tie for seventh alongside England’s James Anderson. Nathan Lyon slid down to 11th, just ahead of Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi, who was rested during the Sydney Test.