Marnus Labuschagne and Babar Azam have risen to the number one spot in the Test and T20I rankings for Test and T20I batters respectively following bright performances in the most recent outings. For Labuschagne, it's the first time he has claimed the crown, while for Babar, it's a return to the position he had slipped down from last week. Labuschagne has enjoyed a purple patch in Test cricket since coming on as a concussion substitute for Steven Smith in the Ashes Test at Lord's in 2019 and currently averages a staggering 62.14 from 20 Tests.
Marvellous, Marnus! 👑— ICC (@ICC) December 22, 2021
Australia star Marnus Labuschagne is the new No.1 batter on the @MRFWorldwide ICC Men's Test Player Rankings ✨