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ICC Test Rankings: England captain Joe Root has made a huge jump in the ICC Test Rankings after his impressive performance in the second Test against the Virat Kohli-led Indian team.
Joe Root and Virat Kohli
- Joe Root got a huge advantage in the ICC Test Rankings
- Virat Kohli remains in fifth place among batsmen
- Kane Williamson remains No.1 batsman in ICC Test rankings
Dubai: England captain Joe Root played a fine innings of 180* against India in the Lord’s Test, which has benefited him in the latest Test rankings released by the ICC. Kane Williamson is the No.1 batsman in the MRF Tires ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings and is now just 8 ratings points short of Joe Root. Joe Root started the series in fifth place. He overtook Indian captain Virat Kohli after the first Test. Virat Kohli remains in fifth place among the batsmen.
After this, Joe Root gained two places after scoring a century in the second Test and he now has 893 rating points, which is only 8 points less than Kane Williamson. KL Rahul, who was the player of the match in Lord’s Test, has also got great success. Rahul, who scored 129 in the first innings, gained 19 places to reach number 37. Let us tell you that 29-year-old Rahul had reached his career-best ranking of eighth place in November 2017.
Fast bowler James Anderson has gained a place in the rankings from the Lord’s Test and has moved up to the sixth position. Anderson took 5 wickets in the first innings. Apart from this, England fast bowler Mark Wood and India fast bowler Mohammad Siraj made huge gains and they have reached 37th and 38th place respectively. Wood gained five places while Siraj jumped 18 places.
Babar Azam got the advantage
The latest weekly update also included the first Test between Pakistan and West Indies. In this, Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam gained two places and reached number 8. Faheem Ashraf and Fawad Alam gained four places each to move up to 48th and 55th place respectively. On the other hand, Jermaine Blackwood, who registered a thrilling one-wicket win, has gained 9 places and has reached 35th order.
All-rounder Jason Holder moved up five places to 43rd. Craig Brathwaite jumped 18 places to reach number 45. In the ranking of bowlers, Holder has reached the top-10. He moved up to 9th place with an advantage of two places. Fast bowler Jayden Seals gained 39 places to move up to number 58. Kemar Roach gained two places to reach number 11. For Pakistan, fast bowler Shaheen Afridi gained four places and reached number 18. Faheem Ashraf gained four places to reach number 71.
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