Ultimate recognition for born-again Aussie star

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The Ashes signifier of Travis Head has rocketed him wrong the apical 10 ranked Test batters successful the world.

The left-hander belted 152 successful the archetypal lucifer astatine the Gabba, and followed it with 18 and a speedy 51 astatine Adelaide Oval to assistance Australia to a large triumph implicit England.

In the updated ICC Test batting rankings released today, Head has edged into 10th spot.

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It's a singular turnaround for the South Australian left-hander, who was axed from the squad past summertime and had to combat with Usman Khawaja to triumph the No.5 spot successful the line-up this clip around.

The selectors yet decided to springiness Head different tally up of Khawaja, and the prime paid dividends erstwhile helium blasted the Poms into submission successful Brisbane.

Travis Head of Australia celebrates scoring a fractional century. (Getty)

Head's resurgence and ascent up the ICC rankings besides achieves a feat for Australia we've not seen successful 14 years.

The Aussies present person 4 batters wrong the men's apical 10 Test ranking list. The past clip that happened was successful December 2007, erstwhile Ricky Ponting, Michael Hussey, Matthew Hayden, and Michael Clarke were dominating.

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Marnus Labuschagne has leapfrogged his teammate and idol Steve Smith - arsenic good arsenic New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson - and present sits successful 2nd spot down Joe Root.

Labuschagne scored 74 successful the archetypal innings successful Brisbane, and past scored 103 and 51 successful Adelaide to alert up the rankings. His Test batting mean is present an astonishing 62.14 from 20 matches.

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Smith slid from No.2 down to No.3 and inactive sits 1 up of Williamson, portion India's Rohit Sharma sits fifth.

David Warner fills retired the Australian database astatine No.6, having leap up 3 spots and leapfrogged Virat Kohli, Dimuth Karunaratne, and Babar Azam.

So the Aussies capable spots two, three, six, and 10 connected the satellite list.

Australia besides boasts the world's champion Test bowler successful Pat Cummins, portion teammate Josh Hazlewood sits successful fourth.

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