Ben Stokes replaces Jason Holder as the number one all-rounder in the ICC Test rankings 


Ben Stokes

After his heroic performance in the recently concluded second Test against West Indies, Ben Stokes has now surpassed Jason Holder to become the number one all-rounder in the latest ICC Test rankings. 

With that, Ben Stokes now becomes the first England player to top the ICC all-rounder ranking in Tests since Andrew Flintoff.  

Before the start of the Test series between England and West Indies, Ben Stokes held the second spot in the ranking, trailing behind Jason Holder by 54 points. However, his match-winning performance in the second Test with both bat and ball has helped him elevate in the rankings. As per the new ICC bowling chart, Ben Stokes is leading Jason Holder by 38 points and thereby claiming the numero-uno position. 

Stokes’ performances with the bat in the series have also helped climb to the third spot in the ICC rankings for batsmen in Tests. Steve Smith currently holds the top spot followed by Virat Kohli.  

As far as the Test ranking for the all-rounders is concerned, Ben Stokes currently leads the chart, followed by Jason Holder, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Starc and Ravi Ashwin in the second, third, fourth and fifth position respectively. 

England speedster, Stuart Broad has also made his way back into the ICC ranking for bowlers in Tests. He has replaced James Anderson as the latter moved to the eleventh position. Pat Cummins currently leads the chart with 904 points to his name. 


After suffering a defeat in the first Test by 4 wickets, England have made a roaring comeback in the second Test, beating West Indies by 113 runs. Both teams will now face each other for the third and final Test, beginning from 24th July 2020.