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ENG vs IND 2021: Rohit Sharma Overtakes Virat Kohli In Latest ICC Test Rankings

England skipper Joe Root is the new number 1 in the Test rankings.

Rohit Sharma-Virat Kohli
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Rohit Sharma has overtaken Virat Kohli in the latest ICC Test rankings. Rohit is placed fifth on the ratings with 773 rating points while Virat Kohli is placed with 766 rating points. Ajinktya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara are not a part of the top 10 rankings at the moment The fourth Test starts from September 2 at The Oval. 

Rohit Sharma is the second-highest run-getter for India in the series with 230 runs from six innings. Rohit’s scores of 19 and 59 in the third Test lifted him one place to a career-best fifth position, seven rating points more than Kohli for an aggregate of 773. Meanwhile, Kohli has scored 124 runs from five innings in the series so far. 

Rohit Sharma Achieves Career-Best Test Rankings

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England skipper Joe Root is the new number 1 in the Test rankings. His consistent run in the Test series so far has taken him above the rest. He has scored over 500 runs inn this series and over 1300 runs in this calendar year so far. 

Among the bowlers, Pat Cummins leads the list with 908 points. Ravichandran Ashwin, despite not playing the first three Tests is placed second with 839 points. England veteran James Anderson has moved upto the fifth spot with 813 points. Also, Jasprit Bumrah has entered into the top 10 with 758 points. 

Both are among the highest wicket-takers in the series so far. Bumrah is placed second with 14 wickets, Anderson third on the list with 13. 

England skipper Joe Root in the pre-match presser said that it was important for England to restrict Kohli to low scores if they are to win the series. 

He also took a dig at former England skipper Michael Vaughan who said that Root will be England’s greatest captain if he wins an Ashes series. 

Virat is a world-class player hence the credit needs to be given to the bowling group. We have been able to keep him quiet, it is an extremely good effort from our bowling group and it is something we have to continue if we have to win this series. We have found ways to get him out, he is a fine player and has done tremendous things in Test cricket, we will have to look at ways to get the best players out,” said Joe Root during a virtual press conference on Tuesday.

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