Kane Williamson has lost his number one spot in the ICC Test rankings following his poor form in the Test series against England ahead of the World Test Championship.
Australia’s Marnus Labushan is in third place. India captain Virat Kohli and England captain Joe Root finished third and fifth respectively. Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, David Warner, Quinton de Kok and Henry Nichols were in the top ten. Ajinkya Rahane is one of the biggest names in Indian cricket. Rahane is now 13th.
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The New Zealand players, who are the world champions in Tests, have also improved in the rankings of bowlers. The biggest breakthrough was made by Kyle Jameson. Jamieson took seven wickets for 61 runs in the final of the Test Championship. This performance helped Jamison reach the top of his career. He is now ranked 13th. Trent Bolt, who took five wickets, is in 11th position. Ravindra Jadeja, meanwhile, lost his place in the all-rounders’ list.
Meanwhile, New Zealand pace bowler Tim Southee bids for a jersey worn during the final against India at the World Test Championship. The player’s jersey was put up for auction to raise money for the treatment of eight – year – old Holly Beatty, who was diagnosed with serious cancer. Beatty suffers from a disease called neuroblastoma.
All 15 players on the New Zealand team that played in the final have signed on to the auctioned jersey. The player decided to help Beatty after learning about Beatty’s illness from a cricket-related community. Beatty, who has been ill since 2018, is currently in Spain with her father, John, as part of receiving specialist treatment.
The New Zealand pace bowler also shared the hope that he would be able to help Beatty’s family in a small way with the proceeds from the auction. As a parent, Southee said she shares the struggle with Beatty and her family, adding that victories over cricket are nothing short of Beatty’s fighting spirit. He also called on more people to take part in the charity event.