Jasprit Bumrah returns to the top ten, Kohli slips as ICC announces its new Test rankings

Jasprit Bumrah has made a return to the top ten but Virat Kohli has slipped to the fifth position on the ICC Men’s Test Player rankings.


Jasprit Bumrah has returned to the top ten but Virat Kohli has slipped to the fifth position on the ICC Men’s Test Player’s rankings.

Riding on a fine show at Trent Bridge, where he got nine wickets for 110 runs, Bumrah is now ninth in the bowling rankings. His highest position in the ICC rankings was third, which he held in September 2019.

Kohli, however, slipped to fifth in the batting rankings. He had a very dismal showing in the first test at Nottingham, where he scored a duck.

Joe Root overtook Kohli and has climbed up to the fourth position of the rankings, after his Man of the Match performance in the first test where he scored 64 and 109 in both innings, respectively, earning 49 ranking points.

Rohit Sharma, the opener batsman and wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant remain at the sixth and seventh places respectively.

All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, due to his half-century, has progressed up the batting rankings. He is up by three slots to 36. KL Rahul has re-entered the rankings at 56, with scores of 84 and 26 at the first test.
Jadeja also improved his ranking among the all-rounders. He is now 2nd on the all-rounder rankings, overtaking fellow Indian cricketer and spinner, Ravichandran Ashwin, who remains at the 4th spot. He is also second on the bowler’s list, which is topped by Australia’s Pat Cummins.

Shardul Thakur has jumped 19 places to the 55th spot on the rankings. James Anderson and Ollie Robinson have also improved their rankings. Anderson went up to seventh from his original eighth spot. Robinson jumped 22 places to move to the 46th spot in the latest rankings update issued every Wednesday.