Ben Stokes has climbed to a career-high second in the ICC’s Test all-rounder rankings after his sensational display for England in the third Ashes Test at Headingley.
England superstar Stokes made an unbeaten 135 and carried the hosts to a scarcely believable one-wicket win over Australia to level the series at 1-1 after three matches.
The Durham man’s reward was his highest ranking of second in the all-rounders’ chart behind Jason Holder on Tuesday.
Stokes was also on the move in the batting standings, surging up to another career best of 13th.
Arise, Sir Ben Stokes!
— ICC (@ICC) August 27, 2019
Other Ashes stars on the rise included Jofra Archer catapulting up to 43 in the bowling rankings after just his second Test appearance.
Joe Root climbed to number seven among batsmen, where Steve Smith still trails Virat Kohli at the top of the standings. Pat Cummins remains the best bowler.
Test action elsewhere saw some more big movers. Tom Latham was up five to eighth in the batting rankings after a stunning 154 led New Zealand to an innings-and-65-run thrashing of Sri Lanka in the second Test in Colombo, while Jasprit Bumrah returned second-innings figures of 5-7 in India’s 318-run win over West Indies in Antigua to jump nine places to seventh among bowlers.