ICC released the Latest Men’s Test Player Rankings on Wednesday. Rishabh Pant and Jonny Bairstow have been rewarded for their recent batting performances. On other hand, Virat Kohli for the first time in 2,053 days is out of the Top 10 list.
In the Rescheduled 5th Test at Edgbaston, Virat Kohli only managed scores of 11 and 20. He has now dropped down by three places in the rankings and sits at the 13th spot.
With 923 points, Joe Root continues to occupy the top position. The elegant batter scored unbeaten 142 runs in England’s record run chase against India.
Among Indian batters, Rishabh Pant is currently at the highest spot. He is at number 5 with 801 points. The wicketkeeper slammed a century (146) in the first and half-century (57) in the seconds innings of Edgbaston Test.
England batter Jonny Bairstow also made a huge leap in the rankings. Before the New Zealand series in June, Jonny Bairstow was at the 47th spot. Now, after twin centuries at Edgbaston, the explosive batter is at the 10th position. Bairstow has 1218 runs at an average of 55.36 with 6 centuries in the current ICC World Test Championship cycle.
Among the bowlers, the England veteran James Anderson has moved to the sixth position. Anderson grabbed six wickets in the match against India, including a fifer in the first innings. Aussie spinner Nathan Lyon has also been rewarded for taking nine wickets in the first Test against Sri Lanka. Moving up by 5, Lyon is currently at the 13th spot.
ICC Men’s Test Rankings – Batting
1. Joe Root – 923 points
2. Marnus Labuschagne – 879 points
3. Steve Smith – 826 points
4. Babar Azam – 815 points
5. Rishabh Pant – 801 points
6. Kane Williamson – 796 points
7. Usman Khawaja – 779 points
8. Dimuth Karunaratne – 760 points
9. Rohit Sharma – 746 points
10. Jonny Bairstow – 742 points
ICC Men’s Test Rankings – Bowling
1. Pat Cummins – 900 points
2. R Ashwin – 842 points
3. Jasprit Bumrah – 828 points
4. Shaheen Afridi – 827 points
5. Kagiso Rabada – 818 points
6. James Anderson – 811 points
7. Kyle Jamieson – 788 points
8. Kemar Roach – 756 points
9. Neil Wagner – 747 points
10. Josh Hazlewood – 744 points
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