ICC Test Rankings: Kohli slips to No 5; Joe Root overtakes – Ashwin, Bumrah in Top 10

ICC Test Rankings: Kohli slips to No 5; Joe Root overtakes Indian skipper- India skipper Virat Kohli (852 points) has slipped to the 5th spot in the latest ICC rankings whereas Joe Root (883 points) has overtaken Kohli to secure the 3rd spot.

Kohli’s poor showing with the bat during the first Test against England in Chennai has seen him slip down one spot in the latest ICC rankings released on Wednesday.

On the other hand, Joe Root’s match-winning 218 in the first Test against India has helped him advance two places to third position. Root, who helped his team to a memorable 227-run victory in Chennai that kept England in contention for the ICC World Test Championship final has enjoyed a fabulous run in the sub-continent has seen him accumulate 684 runs in three Tests, two of which were in Sri Lanka.

ICC Test Rankings: James Anderson moves up to 3rd spot; Ashwin, Bumrah in Top 10

Formerly top-ranked James Anderson is up to third from sixth and only four points behind compatriot Stuart Broad, a fellow-member of the 500-wicket club. Anderson is at his highest ranking since the start of the ICC World Test Championship while spinners Jack Leach and Dominic Bess are both at career-best rating points, moving up to 37th and 41st positions, respectively.

India’s Ravichandran Ashwin (771 points) and Jasprit Bumrah (769 points) also form a part of the Top 10 as they sit in seventh and eighth positions, respectively.

ICC Test Rankings: Top 10 batsmen list

Rank (+/–) Player Team Pts Avge Highest Rating
1 (-) Kane Williamson NZ 919! 54.31 919 v Pak at Christchurch 2021
2 (-) Steve Smith Aus 891 61.80 947 v SA at Durban 2018
3 (+2) Joe Root Eng 883 50.33 917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015
4 (-1) Marnus Labuschagne Aus 878 60.80 878 v Ind at Brisbane 2021
5 (-1) Virat Kohli Ind 852 53.24 937 v Eng at Southampton 2018
6 (+1) Babar Azam Pak 760 44.22 800 v Ban at Rawalpindi 2020
7 (-1) Cheteshwar Pujara Ind 754 47.68 888 v SL at Nagpur 2017
8 (+1) Henry Nicholls NZ 747 43.91 778 v Ban at Wellington 2019
9 (+1) Ben Stokes Eng 746 37.95 827 v WI at Old Trafford 2020
10 (+1) David Warner Aus 724 48.09 880 v NZ at Perth 2015

ICC Test Rankings: Top 10 bowlers list

Rank (+/–) Player Team Pts Avge Highest Rating
1 (-) Pat Cummins Aus 908 21.59 914 v Eng at Old Trafford 2019
2 (-) Stuart Broad Eng 830 27.56 880 v SA at Johannesburg 2016
3 (+3) James Anderson Eng 826 26.49 903 v Ind at Lord’s 2018
4 (-1) Neil Wagner NZ 825 26.32 859 v Aus at Melbourne 2019
5 (-1) Josh Hazlewood Aus 816 25.65 864 v Ind at Bengaluru 2017
6 (-1) Tim Southee NZ 811 28.70 826 v Pak at Mount Maunganui 2020
7 (+1) R Ashwin Ind 771 25.47 904 v Eng at Mumbai 2016
8 (+1) Jasprit Bumrah Ind 769* 21.87 834 v WI at Jamaica 2019
9 (-2) Kagiso Rabada SA 753 23.36 902 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2018
10 (-) Jason Holder WI 745 27.94 862 v Eng at Southampton 2020