Test rankings for players by ICC: Virat Kohli retains top spot

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.

Test rankings for players by the ICC

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.

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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.

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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.

Test batsmen

Rank Rating Name Country
1 935 Virat Kohli India
2 919 Steve Smith Australia
3 847 Kane Williamson New Zealand
4 835 Joe Root England
5 812 David Warner Australia
6 765 Cheteshwar Pujara India
7 754 Dimuth Karunaratne Sri Lanka
8 733 Dinesh Chandimal Sri Lanka
9 724 Dean Elgar South Africa
10 719 Usman Khawaja Australia

Test bowlers

Rank Rating Name Country
1 899 James Anderson England
2 882 Kagiso Rabada South Africa
3 826 Vernon Philander South Africa
4 812 Ravindra Jadeja India
5 795 Trent Boult New Zealand
6 792 Pat Cummins Australia
7 791 Rangana Herath Sri Lanka
8 777 Ravichandran Ashwin India
9 766 Jason Holder West Indies
10 765 Neil Wagner New Zealand

ODI batsmen

Rank Rating Name Country
1 884 Virat Kohli India
2 842 Rohit Sharma India
3 818 Joe Root England
4 803 David Warner Australia
5 802 Shikhar Dhawan India
6 798 Babar Azam Pakistan
7 785 Ross Taylor New Zealand
8 778 Kane Williamson New Zealand
9 769 Quinton de Kock South Africa
10 769 Jonny Bairstow England

ODI Bowlers

Rank Rating Name Country
1 797 Jasprit Bumrah India
2 788 Rashid Khan Afghanistan
3 700 Kuldeep Yadav India
4 699 Trent Boult New Zealand
5 696 Josh Hazelwood Australia
6 691 Kagiso Rabada South Africa
7 685 Imran Tahir South Africa
8 681 Hasan Ali Pakistan
9 681 Adil Rashid England
10 679 Mujeeb Zadran Afghanistan

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