Player Rankings: Top 10 Performers of the 1st Ashes Test

Australia cruised to victory in the first Ashes Test, chasing down the meager target of 20 set by England with nine wickets to spare.


The foundations for the victory were laid in a commanding first innings, and The Sporting Landscape's Player Rankings reflected this, with a centurion and five-wicket hero making up the top-two.


Fortunately for England it wasn't all doom and gloom, as four English players cracked the top-10.


Find our full First Ashes Test Player Rankings below, with each players performance summed up in five words or less.




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1st Ashes Test Player Rankings


10. Josh Hazlewood (AUS)

Mr. Consistent.


9. Mark Wood (ENG)

Express pace.


8. Marnus Labuschagne (AUS)

Australia’s new no. 1?


7. Nathan Lyon (AUS)

Finally broke the 400 barrier.


6. Ollie Robinson (ENG)

A knack for wickets.


5. David Warner (AUS)

Cashed in on his lives.


4. Dawid Malan (ENG)

Helped salvage some pride.




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3. Joe Root (ENG)

Captain’s knock not enough.


2. Pat Cummins (AUS)

Dream start as captain.


1. Travis Head (AUS)

Career-defining century.

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