Stokes topped the rankings as the first English all-rounder since 2006. The last time Andrew Flintoff showed such an achievement. Stokes' current rating is 496 points.
The struggle for the top place from the all-rounder ranks was simmering since the very first Test between the West Indies and England. The gap in the score of second-ranked Ben Stokes with top-ranked Jason Holder wasn't much.
How Stokes is moving ahead, the standing of Evaluation all-rounders also discusses his favor. He's in the very best with 497 points. But, no additional all-rounder has attained so many evaluation points because 2008!
Additionally, but in addition, this is the very first time following Flintoff an English all-rounder who has got the best chair to the English. Andrew Flintoff took the chair in May 2006.
ICC Rankings for Test All-Rounders
Ben Stokes: 497
Jason Holder: 459
Ravindra Jadeja: 397
Mitchell Starc: 298
R Ashwin: 281
In the two innings of the Test that ended last Monday, Stokes played 177 and unbeaten 78 innings. At the same time he took three wickets in two innings. He got 66 rating points in one test on his way.
At the moment, Stokes is ahead of Holder by 38 points. Holder was the top Test all-rounder for 18 months. Meanwhile, Ben Stokes has moved up six places to number three in the Test batting rankings.
Stuart Broad, who was rested in the first Test, felt the impact when he returned in the second Test. Four steps ahead in the bowlers' rankings to move into the top ten.