The ICC Player Rankings is most commonly followed system of rankings for international cricketers which is based on their recent performances. These ratings helps not only the fans but also the players in evaluating their current performance level in comparison to others. Given below is the list of Current ICC Top 10 Test Batsman in 2016.
1. Hashim Amla
Hashim Mahomed Amla is a right-handed top order batsman from South African team. Amla bats as an opener in Test matches for South Africa. Hashim Amla is the first South African of Indian origin to reach the national squad. South African team depends alot on the capabilities Hashim Amla. He has played 70 Test matces with an average of 52 runs. His total runs are 5785 with an strike rate of 52.
2. S. Chanderpaul
Shivnarine Chanderpaul is the former captain of the West Indies cricket team. He is a Left-handed top order batsmen and a leg-break bowler. After playing 148 test matches he has scored 10830 runs in 251 innings. His highest score is 203 runs not out.
3. AB de Villiers
Abraham Benjamin de Villiers (AB de Villiers) is a South African cricketer, who is the captain of South Africa’s One Day International (ODI) team. AB de Villiers is currently ranked 3rd in the Test batting rankings and 1st in the One Day International batting rankings. He is a right-handed wicketkeeper batsmen and without any doubt one of the best in South African side. He has played 85 test matches and has scored 6364 runs with a average of 50 in 142 innings. His best score is 278 runs not out.
4. Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara is a Sri Lankan cricketer and the former captain of the Sri Lanka national cricket team. He is a left-handed top order batsman and a wicket-keeper. Sangakkara is described as one of the most polished and talented batsmen in cricket today. He has played 117 Test matches and has scored 10486 runs. His career best is 287 runs.
5. Michael Clarke
Michael John Clarke is a Australian cricketer and captain of the Australian cricket team for both Test and ODI squads. He is a right-handed middle-order batsman and an occasional left-arm spin bowler. After playing 92 test matches he has scored 7275 runs with a highest score of 329 runs not out in 154 innings.
6. A.N. Cook
Alastair Nathan Cook is the current captain of the England’s Test and ODI National cricket teams. He is a left-handed opening batsman who has played 92 Test matches while scoring 7524 runs in 163 innings. His average is 49 runs with a strike rate of 47.
7. Cheteshwar Pujara
Cheteshwar Pujara is a right-handed batsman from Indian International Team. He holds the record for scoring fastest 1000 runs in Test cricket in just 11 matches.He has played 13 Test matches while scoring 1180 runs in 22 innings. His average is 65 runs with a strike rate of 52.
8. Jacques Kallis
Jacques Kallis is a very experienced right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium swing bowler from South African cricket Team. Kallis is regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders that International cricket has ever seen. After playing 162 test matches he has scored 13128 runs with a highest score of 224 runs in 274 innings.
9. Younus Khan
Younis Khan is a 35 year old Pakistani cricketer and the former captain of Pakistan’s National cricket team. He is a right-handed middle order batsman and an occasional bowler. He has scored 6749 runs for his team in 82 test matches. His best score is 313 runs which makes him the third only Pakistani player who has scored 300 or more runs in one innings.
10. Jonathan Trott
Ian Jonathan Leonard Trott is a South African-born English cricketer. He was ICC and English Cricket Board (ECB) Cricketer of the Year in 2011. After playing 43 Internation Test matches Trott has scored 3451 runs with the average of 50 runs.
So these are the Top 10 Test Batsman in 2016 according to International Cricket Council (ICC). This list will get updated continuously as soon as the new rankings will be released by the ICC.