The Aussie duo of Steve Smith and Pat Cummins currently sit atop the batting and bowling rankings respectively in Test cricket. Following Australia’s commanding 185-run win over England in Manchester to retain the Ashes, Cummins and Smith have consolidated their hold over their No.1 slots.
Smith’s stunning double century at Old Trafford and crucial 82 runs in the second innings has raised his tally of rating points to an astronomical 937. This affords him a clear lead ahead of No.2 ranked Virat Kohli, who has 903 rating points.
Cummins’ match haul of seven wickets for 103 runs has helped him progress to 914 rating points, which is 63 points clear of the No.2 Kagiso Rabada. Cummins is also the leading wicket-taker in the ongoing Ashes series.