Ben Stokes
England cricketer Ben Stokes

On the back of his 120 runs knock against South Africa in the third Test at Port Elizabeth, England’s Ben Stokes on Friday attained his career-best Test all-rounder ranking.

Stokes currently occupies the second spot, behind West Indies skipper Jason Holder, in ICC Test all-rounder rankings released on Friday.

The 28-year-old currently holds the 10th and 29th spot in the batsman and bowler rankings, respectively.

After a terrific year in 2019 with the Three Lions, which saw them land their maiden 50-over World Cup, Stokes will hope to carry on the momentum for this year’s T20I world cup in Australia.

Stokes was England’s talisman, across all three formats in 2019, including the 50-over World Cup on home soil.

Ollie Pope, who was England’s player of the match against South Africa at Port Elizabeth, has made a massive leap of 52 places to take the 61st spot.

Meanwhile, Sam Curran and Dom Sibley have jumped four slots each to take the 64th and 76th spot.

India skipper Virat Kohli has retained his top spot in the batsman rankings while Australia’s Steve Smith also remains in the second place.

Ajinkya Rahane, on the other hand, jumped a place to attain the 8th spot in the batsman rankings.

Former Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Matthews had moved inside the top 20, on the back of his maiden Test double in the first Test against Zimbabwe.

 

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