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Kane Williamson becomes No.1 Test batsman despite not playing for 4 months

By Kaif - July 5, 2023 - Last updated on Jul 05, 2023 04:05 PM
Kane Williamson becomes No.1 Test batsman despite not playing for 4 months

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Kane Williamson becomes No.1 Test batsman despite not playing for 4 months, How did Kane Williamson become the number 1 ranked Test batsman without playing?

The ICC released the new ICC Test Rankings on Wednesday, July 5, in which Kane Williamson has made a big difference. Because this New Zealand batsman has now become the number-1 batsman in the world in Test cricket. Let us tell you that Williamson, who was injured during IPL 2023, is known for his excellent batting in every format of cricket.

Kane Williamson becomes No.1 Test batsman despite not playing for 4 months

New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has regained the No. 1 spot in the updated ICC Men's Rankings for Test batsmen. England batsman Joe Root has slipped from first to fifth position after being dismissed for 10 and 18 in the Lord's Test against Australia.

Williamson, who has 883 rating points, has regained the top spot for the first time since August 2021. Meanwhile, Australian batsman Steve Smith is on the verge of reaching the top. After his man-of-the-match winning effort at Lord's, he has moved up to the No. 2 spot and is just one rating point behind Williamson.

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Why is Kane Williamson the number 1 ranked batsman without playing?

Kane has been out of international cricket since getting injured in IPL 2023. But even after this, he got the first position in the Test rankings. In fact, even after Ken Ken did not play in the rankings, a big change could be seen. Because earlier in the rankings, batsmen above him could not get the top position due to poor performance, which directly benefited New Zealand's star batsman Kane Williamson and became the world's No. 1 batsman in Test cricket.

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How did Kane Williamson become the number 1 Test batsman without playing?

Because earlier in the rankings, batsmen above him could not get the top position due to poor performance, which directly benefited New Zealand's star batsman Kane Williamson who became the world's No. 1 batsman in Test cricket.

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