Indian skipper, Virat Kohli has dropped down two places only to find himself at the fifth spot in the latest ICC Test rankings. In the recently concluded Test between India and England, Virat scored 11 and 72.
The scores weren’t enough to maintain the third position in the rankings. Virat Kohli hasn’t been in supreme form, of late. The Indian skipper last scored a Test century in November 2019, while his last ODI century came in August 2019.
After a fantastic show in the last three Tests, Joe Root has moved two places upwards to secure the third place. Root played a sensational 218-run knock in the first Test against India to help his team register a memorable win and earn 1-0 lead in the series. His knock has helped him secure 883 rating points.
The top two spots are currently occupied by Kane Williamson and Steve Smith, boasting 919 and 891 points respectively. Marnus Labuschagne has dropped down one place to reach fourth place in the rankings.
Besides Virat Kohli, the only other Indian batsman who finds himself in the top 10 is Cheteshwar Pujara. With 754 points, he currently holds the seventh position in the rankings. Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam has surpassed Pujara to take the sixth place, while Ben Stokes and David Warner holds the bottom two positions in the ICC rankings.
Rishabh Pant’s consistent run-making has helped him reach 700 points and thus retains 13th position, while Shubman Gill has made a giant leap to secure 40th position. All-rounder, Washington Sundar too jumped two places to attain 81st position in the latest rankings.