England all-rounder Ben Stokes might not have had a good start to his captaincy career but he has is having a good time both with the bat and ball in Test cricket for quite sometime now.
Stokes’ brilliant all-round performance in the second Test against West Indies in Manchester helped the hosts square the three-match series after they won the second game by 113 runs.
Stokes scored 176 in the first innings while 78* off 57 in the second and also scalped three wickets in the match.
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The all-rounder’s performance helped him climb the third spot in the ICC Test Rankings for batsmen while he is now at the helm position in the list of all-rounders.
He surpassed West Indies captain Jason Holder who is not at the second position while India’s Ravindra Jadeja is at the thord slot. Mitchell STarc is at 4 followed by R Ashwin, Colin de Grandhomme, Pat Cummins and Roston Chase at number 5, 6 7 and 8 respectively.
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New Zealand’s Tim Southee is at number 9 and Chris Woakes is at 10.
In the batting as well, Stokes has climbed six spots up and is now at 3. Steve Smith is at the top position while Virat Kohli is at number 2.
Kane Williamson and Babar Azam dropped once position each. Marcus Labuschange is at number four. Apart from Stokes, Joe Root is also in the top 10 rankings for batsmen in Tests.