Babar Azam, the National team’s all-format skipper, climbed three spots to third place in the ICC Men’s Test Batting Rankings on Wednesday, making him the first hitter in the world to rank in the top three in all three formats (Test, ODIs, and T20).
Babar Azam is widely recognized as one of the greatest cricketers of all time. Pakistan is currently ranked first in ODI batter rankings and third in T20 batter rankings.
With 862 points, Azam moved up from sixth to third in the most recent MRF ICC Men’s Test Batting Rankings. Kane Williamson, the captain of New Zealand, leads the Test batter rankings with 883 points, while the Australian batter is ranked second with 874 points.
”Head’s rise up the batter charts has seen yet another re-shuffle at the top of the batting rankings, with Pakistan captain Babar Azam jumping three places to third and fellow Australians Steve Smith (fourth), Marnus Labuschagne (fifth), and England’s Joe Root (sixth) all dropping one spot in what is an enthralling race for top billing,” the ICC stated on its website.
Azam can surpass the position if he plays well in the upcoming two-match Test series against Sri Lanka.