Here is all the information you need to know about the Test rankings for players by the ICC.
The Indian team’s spectacular form in the West Indies test series and Asia Cup paid huge dividends in the recently released ODI and Test rankings for players by the ICC (International Cricket Council). Retaining top spot was Indian captain Virat Kohli in the rankings for ODI and test batsmen with 935 and 884 points respectively to continue his supremacy over world cricket. The West Indies test series saw Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw and Umesh Yadav be the biggest movers for the Indians on the back of their exceptional performances.
Shining in his first test series with the bat saw Prithvi Shaw climb to the 60th spot with 459 points. Making his place on the list on the 73rd position after his debut century, Shaw rose 13 places with further scores of 70 and 33 that saw him being named the player of the series.
Rishabh Pant was another find for India this test series. Scoring 92 in both the test matches saw Pant climb up 23 places to reach 62 in the charts with 456 rating points. Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane who had failed to impress with the bat in England, finally got a good knock under his belt in the second test match against West Indies to move up to the 18th position.
In the bowling department, Umesh Yadav was rewarded for his maiden ten-wicket haul. The stout headed performances from the right arm pacer saw him reach a career-high 25th position with 613 points. James Anderson leads the bowling charts for test bowlers.
India’s iron clad over the Asia Cup which had seen them be crowned champions, unbeaten throughout the tournament, saw several members from the side move up the charts. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, the two architects of India’s record triumph were the big gainers with Sharma amassing 842 points to make a one-two with Kohli at the top. His opening partner Dhawan also made the top 5 with 802 points to sit at the fifth position.
Jasprit Bumrah who had an outstanding tournament, bowling India to success, moved to 797 points to take hold of the pole position in the rankings for ODI bowlers. He is followed by chinaman Kuldeep Yadav who accelerated up to third place with 700 points. Afghanistan spinner sits between the two.
|3||847||Kane Williamson||New Zealand|
|7||754||Dimuth Karunaratne||Sri Lanka|
|8||733||Dinesh Chandimal||Sri Lanka|
|9||724||Dean Elgar||South Africa|
|2||882||Kagiso Rabada||South Africa|
|3||826||Vernon Philander||South Africa|
|5||795||Trent Boult||New Zealand|
|7||791||Rangana Herath||Sri Lanka|
|9||766||Jason Holder||West Indies|
|10||765||Neil Wagner||New Zealand|
|7||785||Ross Taylor||New Zealand|
|8||778||Kane Williamson||New Zealand|
|9||769||Quinton de Kock||South Africa|
|4||699||Trent Boult||New Zealand|
|6||691||Kagiso Rabada||South Africa|
|7||685||Imran Tahir||South Africa|
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