Joe Root has completed forward of Virat Kohli within the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings.© BCCI
England skipper Joe Root has completed forward of Virat Kohli within the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings, for the primary time since November 2017. Root is now 36 factors behind top-ranked Kane Williamson (919) and trails second-placed Steve Smith (891) by eight factors. The 30-year-old Englishman’s 218 within the first Test in opposition to India in Chennai, has helped him advance two locations to the third spot. Root has accrued 684 runs in three Tests performed within the sub-continent not too long ago, with two of the video games held in Sri Lanka. Kohli has slipped down one spot to the fifth place, with Marnus Labuschagne occupying the fourth spot.
Root has accrued 883 factors which is his highest since September 2017 within the Men’s Test Player Rankings. Labuschagne has earned 878 factors with 852 rankings factors for Kohli.
Rishabh Pant’s knock of 91 within the first innings of the opening Test in opposition to England, has helped him turn out to be the primary full-time Indian wicketkeeper, to achieve 700 ranking factors. He continues to retain the 13th place amongst batsmen.
England pacer James Anderson has jumped to the third spot from the sixth place, trailing second-placed Stuart Broad by 4 factors within the bowler’s rankings. Anderson is at his highest rating for the reason that starting of the ICC World Test Championship. Australian pacer Pat Cummins leads the bowler’s rankings having accrued 908 factors.
English cricketer Ben Stokes is on prime of the all-rounder’s rankings, with 428 factors. Jason Holder and Ravindra Jadeja occupy the second and third spots, with 414 and 410 factors respectively.
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