Nottingham (England), Aug 8: England's Joe Root has become the number one Test batsman in the world in the latest rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday.
The right-handed Root climbed to the top of the table after England won the Ashes series 3-1 today, defeating Australia by an innings and 78 runs in the 4th Test. In England's only innings of the match, Root top-scored with 130.
South Africa's AB de Villiers has remained at second spot while Root swapped places with Australia's Steve Smith, who is now third. India's Test captain Virat Kohli has gained a position to be at 10th.
Latest Test Rankings for batsmen (as on August 8, 2015)
(Read as Rank, Player, Team, Points)
1. Joe Root (England) 917
2. AB de Villiers (South Africa) 890
3. Steve Smith (Australia) 884
4. Hashim Amla (SA) 881
5. Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) 874
6. Angelo Mathews (SL) 860
7. Younis Khan (Pakistan) 829
8. Kane Williamson (New Zealand) 813
9. Chris Rogers (Australia) 763
10. Virat Kohli (India) 755