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In-form Adam Voges breaks into ICC rankings top 10

Inform Adam Voges ascends into top ten ICC rankings
Steven Smith (right) tops the list for ICC batsmen while Adam Voges (left) is in ninth position.
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On the back of his record run-scoring spree Australian batsman Adam Voges has now moved into the top 10 of the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test batsmen.

Voges, who has scored two double hundreds and a century on the trot is currently placed in ninth position joining his captain Steven Smith and vice-captain David Warner in the top 10.

Having scored 239 runs from 364 balls, Voges earned the man of the match award in the first Test as Australia went on to defeat New Zealand by an innings and 52 runs.

Usman Khawaja, who is also enjoying a rich vein of form, has risen to claim a career-high 27th position after scoring four hundreds and a fifty in his last six Test innings.

After picking up six wickets in the first Test against New Zealand, fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has moved up one place to lay claim to seventh spot and is the only Australian bowler in the top 10.

Trent Boult and Tim Southee, both of whom took two wickets each in the first Test are currently placed eighth and ninth respectively in the ICC rankings for Test bowlers.

Australia’s Nathan Lyon also climbed one place to be positioned in 13th place among the bowlers while Peter Siddle and Mitchell Marsh are ranked 15th and 47th respectively.

New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has now slipped to third spot with England’s Joe Root occupying second position in the list which is topped by the Australian captain.

Voges, who currently has 790 rating points has a chance to make further gains with another good showing in the second Test match against New Zealand which gets underway on Saturday in Christchurch.  

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