ICC Test Rankings: There has been a major change in the ICC rankings during the Test series that is being played between India and England. England captain Joe Root, who is in excellent form, has become the number one batsman in the world. On the other hand, Team India captain Virat Kohli has to pay a high price for his poor form and is making his way out of the top five. Opener Rohit Sharma has managed to be in the top five batsmen of Test cricket for the first time.
This is the first time in five years that Team India’s captain Virat Kohli has had to drop out of the top five. Virat Kohli has managed to score only one half-century in the five innings played in the England tour. Virat Kohli has to suffer a loss of 9 points and is now at sixth place with 766 points.
Other changes in the @MRFWorldwide ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings for the week:
🔹 Rohit Sharma overtakes Virat Kohli
🔹 James Anderson enters top five
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Since becoming an opener, Rohit Sharma has been performing consistently well in Test cricket. Two years ago, when Rohit Sharma was given the opportunity to open in the Test, his test ranking was at 53 at that time. But in two years he has become one of the top five batsmen in the world. Rohit Sharma is at number five with 773 points.
Joe Root continues his splendid performance
England captain Joe Root has managed to reach first place in the Test rankings for the first time after 6 years. At the beginning of the year, Joe Root was ranked ninth in the batsmen’s rankings. But now Root has overtaken Kane Williamson. Root is at number one in the ICC rankings with 916 points. Williamson is second with 901 points and Smith is third with 891 points.
Among the bowlers, James Anderson has been benefitted because of his excellent performance against India. Anderson has now reached at the fifth position. Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins remains at number one, while R Ashwin also continues to be in the second position.