Monday, 15 June 2015 - 18:57
Steven Smith jumps to top of ICC Test batting rankings
Steven Smith has jumped to the top of the ICC's Test batting rankings, the first Australian since Michael Clarke in 2012 to hold the No. 1 position.
Smith started Australia's tour of the West Indies at No.4 but has now leapfrogged the previous No. 1, Kumar Sangakkara, as well as AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla, to take the top spot.
Smith was Man of the Match in Australia's victory in the second Test in Kingston, where he made 199 in the first innings, and it continued a remarkable period: he is Test cricket's leading run scorer over the past year.