The International Cricket Council, ICC is the world’s only governing body of international cricket. ICC is responsible for organizing cricket tournaments, among which ICC world and T20 world cup are the most popular ones. ICC ranks players and teams based on their performances. The ranks may be changed after every tournament. There are different cricket formats, including test cricket, one-day international cricket (ODI), and test cricket. Therefore, the ranking system is different for each format. This article is about the top 10 test batsmen in 2022, declared by ICC.  

1.         Joe Root

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Team: England

Rating: 899

Joseph Edward Root, popularly known as Joe Root, is an English cricketer. Joe Root was born on December 30th, 1990. Root has played in almost all the cricket formats, including Test, ODI, and T20. He also formerly captained the England test team. Joe also represents Yorkshire in domestic cricket in England. Root made his test and T20 debut in 2012: however, he participated first time in ODI in 2013. Root is still playing for the England national team, and because of his excellent game skills, he has occupied the 1st position among the top test batsmen in the world in 2022. 

2.         Marnus Labuschagne

Team: Australia

Rating:           892

Marnus Labuschagne is an Australian professional cricketer who plays for the Australian national cricket team. As well as this, he also represents Queensland for Australian domestic cricket. He is also a well-known player, who plays county cricket for Glamorgan and Big Bash League, BBL. He was born on June 22nd, 1994. He is best in both bowling and batting. However, he plays in almost all the cricket formats, such as test cricket, ODI cricket, and T20 cricket. However, his excellent skills and outstanding batting performance have made him the 2nd best batsman among test cricketers.

3.         Steve Smith

Team: Australia

Rating:           845

Steve Smith is also an Australian professional cricketer who plays for the Australian national team. He has also formerly captained the national cricket team of Australia. He was born on June 2nd, 1989. He is a right-handed batsman, and due to his excellent batting performance in test cricket, he has won the 3rd position among the top 10 test batsmen, declared by the officials of ICC. He is still playing cricket for the Australian national team. 

4.         Babar Azam

Team: Pakistan

Rating:           815

Babar Azam is a Pakistani cricketer who plays for the Pakistani national cricket team. He is currently a captain of the Pakistani national team. Babar Azam was born October 15th, 1994. Due to his excellent batting skills, Babar Azam is ranked at the 4th position among the top test cricketers of 2022 in the world. As well as this, he also comes among the top 10 ODI and T20 cricketers. Besides this, Babar Azam also plays for a cricket league, Pakistan Super League, organized by Pakistan Cricket Board. Babar Azam is still playing and giving his best to his team. He will come to see playing further for the Pakistani national team and may create more records in the future.  

5.         Kane Williamson

Team: New Zealand

Rating:           786

Kane Williamson is a New Zealand cricketer who plays for the New Zealand national cricket team. Kane Willamson plays for almost all the cricket formats. However, he is an all-rounder who serves as a right-handed batsman or right-armed off-break bowler. However, his batting skill is excellent, which has made him exceptional. In the recent ranking of the top test batsman, ICC declares Kane Williamson as the 5th best player. Kane Williamson is currently a captain of the New Zealand national team and gives his best for his team’s best progress.

6.         Dimuth Karunaratne

Team: Sri Lanka

Rating:           772

Frank Dimuth Madushanka Karunaratne, commonly known as Dimuth Karunaratne, is a professional Srilankan cricketer. He plays for Sri Lanka national cricket team. He was born on April 21st, 1988. He is an outstanding batsman and is currently serving as a captain of the Srilankan test cricket team. He is a left-handed batsman, and his fantastic batting skill brought him to the list of the top test batsman in the world. 

7.         Usman Khawaja

Team: Australia

Rating:           757

Once again, we come up with an Australian player who has occupied a central position among the world’s top 10 test batsmen of 2022. Yes, we are talking about Usman Khawaja. Usman Khawaja is a professional Australian cricketer who represents Australia and Queensland. He was born on December 18th, 1986. He is enlisted at the 7th position among the top 10 test cricketers of the world. He is still playing, and you will see him in the upcoming cricket series or tournaments. 

8.         Rohit Sharma

Team: India

Rating:           754

Rohit Sharma is an Indian cricketer serving himself as a captain of the Indian national team. He was born on April 30th, 1987. He is a right-handed opening batsman for the Indian national team. He has performed well in test cricket and is ranked 8th among the top 10 test batsmen in the world. Besides batting, he also performs right-hand off-break bowling.

9.         Travis Head

Team: Australia

Rating:           744

Australian players have made wonderful performances in the field of cricket. We can take this idea from the fact that Travis Head is the 4th Australian player who is listed among the top 10 test batsmen in the world. Travis Head was born on December 29th, 1994. He has occupied 9th position among the top test batsmen. He is a left-handed batsman who plays in the middle-order. Although, occasionally, he does also do right-armed spin bowling.

10.       Virat Kohli

Team: India

Rating:           742

Virat Kohli is an Indian cricketer – well-known for his excellent batting. His batting skill has allowed him to get the 10th position among the top 10 test cricketers. Virat Kohli was born on November 05th, 1988. He is a right-handed batsman, and besides serving himself in the Indian national team, he also plays in the Indian Premier League, IPL.

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All the cricketers or batsmen mentioned above are the top listed batsmen in the test cricket format declared by ICC. All these cricketers got a rank based on their recent performances in test cricket. Those who want to know the full cricket stats of their favorite cricketers are invited to visit celebritybasics to know the amazing facts about their favorite players.

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