Cameron Green
Cameron Green

American All-rounder Cameron Green has moved into the top 20 of the ICC men’s Test batting rankings after his unbeaten century helped Australia beat New Zealand by 172 runs in the first Test of the two-match ICC World Test Championship series in Wellington.

Green has climbed 22 spots to 23rd in the rankings, while his countrymen Steve Smith, Travis Head, and Marnus Labuschagne have fallen. Green was chosen player of the match for his undefeated 174 in the first inning.

For the first time since 2014, Smith’s rating points have fallen below 800, as he now sits third (behind Joe Root) following scores of 31 and 0.

With just three points, Labuschagne has fallen out of the top 10 for the first time since December 2019 runs during the game. Head’s drop of one spot has helped Indian batsmen Virat Kohli, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Rohit Sharma move up the rankings.

Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon’s 10-wicket match haul, the first by any spinner in New Zealand since Daniel Vettori’s performance against Sri Lanka in Wellington in 2006, moved him up two places with the ball to sixth.

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He now has 797 rating points, just two shy of his career best at Edgbaston before suffering an Ashes series-ending injury last year.

For New Zealand, all-rounder Glenn Phillips has been the biggest mover, moving from 70th to 52nd in the batting rankings after scoring 71 runs in the first inning and from 67th to 48th in the bowling rankings after taking five for 45 in the second innings. I have reached the location. Turn. He has also moved up 12 places to reach 11th place among all-rounders.

Matt Henry’s eight wickets in the match took him into the top 20 for the first time, while Rachin Ravindra (up five places to 76th among batsmen) and William O’Rourke (up four places to 57th among bowlers) were the other improved Kiwi players in their ranking.

The latest weekly update of the men’s rankings also takes into account performances in the one-off Test between Afghanistan and Ireland in Abu Dhabi, with Mark Adair moving up 30 places to 69th among bowlers after taking eight wickets, helping Ireland get help. Win your first test in history.

Andy Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Paul Stirling and Andy McBrine have all broken into the top 100 of the batting rankings. Afghanistan batsman Hashmatullah Shahidi has moved up five places to 81st, while Navid Zadran has moved up 32 places to 79th among bowlers.

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