The latest Men’s Test Batting Rankings, updated bi ICC on January 10, 2024, provide a fascinating insight into the world of cricket, showcasing the top 10 performers who continue to dominate the longest format of the game. Explore the list of players, featuring notable names such as Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Babar Azam.

1. Kane Williamson (NZ) – 864 Rating

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson

New Zealand’s maestro, Kane Williamson, stands tall at the summit with a remarkable rating of 864. His career-best performance of 919 against Pakistan in Christchurch in 2021 underscores his unparalleled skill and consistency.

2. Joe Root (ENG) – 859 Rating

Joe Root
Joe Root

England’s linchpin, Joe Root, secures the second spot with a formidable rating of 859. Root’s peak of 923, achieved against India at Edgbaston in 2022, showcases his resilience and leadership at the crease.

3. Steve Smith (AUS) – 818 Rating

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

Australia’s virtuoso, Steve Smith, claims the third position with an impressive rating of 818. Smith’s zenith of 947 against South Africa in Durban in 2018 remains a testament to his batting prowess.

4. Marnus Labuschagne (AUS) – 802 Rating

Marnus Labuschagne
Marnus Labuschagne

Marnus Labuschagne, the rising star from Australia, secures the fourth spot with a rating of 802. His career-best of 937 against West Indies at Adelaide in 2022 cements his status as a key player in the Australian lineup.

5. Daryl Mitchell (NZ) – 786 Rating

Daryl Mitchell
Daryl Mitchell

Daryl Mitchell from New Zealand impressively holds the fifth position with a rating of 786. His career-best of 804 against Bangladesh in Sylhet in 2023 reflects his growing influence in the Kiwi batting order.

6. Virat Kohli (IND) – 775 Rating

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli, Image Source- BCCI

India’s run-machine, Virat Kohli, occupies the sixth spot with a rating of 775. Kohli’s peak of 937 against England in Southampton in 2018 showcases his class and ability to dominate in Test cricket.

7. Harry Brook (ENG) – 773 Rating

Harry Brook
Harry Brook

The youthful sensation from England, Harry Brook, secures the seventh position with a rating of 773. Brook’s career-best of 773 against Australia at The Oval in 2023 highlights his burgeoning talent in the English squad.

8. Babar Azam (PAK) – 768 Rating

Babar Azam
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Pakistan’s elegant stroke-maker, Babar Azam, claims the eighth position with a rating of 768. Azam’s career-best of 882 against New Zealand in Karachi in 2022 accentuates his finesse in the longest format.

9. Usman Khawaja (AUS) – 764 Rating

Usman Khawaja
Usman Khawaja

Australia’s southpaw sensation, Usman Khawaja, holds the ninth spot with a rating of 764. His career-best of 847 against England at Lord’s in 2023 is a testament to his ability to anchor innings.

10. Rohit Sharma (IND) – 748 Rating

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Rohit Sharma, India’s limited-overs maestro, secures the tenth spot with a rating of 748. Sharma’s career-best of 813 against England at The Oval in 2021 showcases his adaptability and success in the traditional longer format.

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Also, take a look at the table below featuring the rankings and ratings of the top 20 players:

1Kane Williamson864
2Joe Root859
3Steve Smith818
4Marnus Labuschagne802
5Daryl Mitchell786
6Virat Kohli775
7Harry Brook773
8Babar Azam768
9Usman Khawaja764
10Rohit Sharma748
11Dimuth Karunaratne747
12Travis Head736
13Rishabh Pant728
14Saud Shakeel693
15Jonny Bairstow683
16Temba Bavuma678
17Ben Stokes668
17Liton Das668
17Mohammad Rizwan668
20Aiden Markram667