Joe Root tops ICC Test Batting Rankings


England captain Joe Root has returned to the top of the ICC Test batting rankings for the first time in six years.

Root has scored centuries in all three Test matches against India this summer and is the series’ top run-scorer with 507 runs at an average of 126.75, heading into Thursday’s fourth Test at The Kia Oval.

His outstanding form in 2021, which has seen him hit six centuries and one fifty, sees him overtake New Zealand captain Kane Williamson to become the top-ranked Test batsman.