Marnus officially named world's best batter

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A fruitful commencement to the summertime of cricket has seen Marnus Labuschagne leapfrog Joe Root to go the No.1 men's Test batter successful the world.

Although being somewhat fortunate with nary balls and dropped catches successful Adelaide, Labuschagne's signifier has been superb - posting scores of 74, 103, and 51 truthful acold crossed 2 Ashes Tests (along with zero not retired successful Australia's tiny 2nd innings pursuit successful Brisbane).

On the ICC rankings, Labuschagne went from 894 to 912 overnight portion Root dropped from 903 to 897.

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Steve Smith remains successful the third, up of Kane Williamson and Rohit Sharma. David Warner and Travis Head are the different 2 Aussies wrong the apical 10.

Marnus Labuschagne of Australia celebrates scoring a fractional century. (Getty)

Pat Cummins remains the apical bowler successful the world, portion Mitchell Starc moved up from seventh to sixth successful the all-rounder rankings (West Indian Jason Holder is first).

Labuschagne's Test mean is present an astonishing 62.14.

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