London: Australia's Steve Smith celebrates his half century on Day 2 of the 5th Test match between England and Australia at Kennington Oval in London on Sep 13, 2019. (Photo: Twitter/@ICC)
Australian run machine Steve Smith and pace bowling spearhead Pat Cummins have maintained their top positions in the batsman and bowlers category respectively in the ICC Test Player Rankings released after the Ashes.
The final Test match of the Ashes Series ended with a massive 135 run win for England but the series ended in a 2-2 draw.
Steve Smithâ€™s 80 and 23 in the final Test match of the Ashes Series has done enough to help him remain as many as 34 points tally ahead of Indian captain Virat Kohli who is sitting at the second place. Smith has a total of 937 rating points.
Meanwhile, Pat Cummins is also way ahead of his other contemporaries as he is enjoying a 57 point lead over Kagiso Rabada after emerging as the top wicket-taker in the series with 29 wickets.
After a disappointing Ashes Series, David Warner has gone down 19 positions during the Ashes Series and has finished on the 24th rank with a paltry 95 runs in 10 innings.
Jofra Archer and Sam Curran have seen improvements in their rankings with Jofra breaking into the top 40 for the first time while Sam Curran has gained six points and reached the 65th position post the Ashes Series.