KL Rahul moves up to 37th, Kohli remains static at 5th in the new version of the ICC Test Cricket Rankings

KL Rahul has moved by 19 spots to 37th, while captain Virat Kohli remains static at 5th.

KL Rahul has climbed 19 spots, to 37th, in the latest version of the ICC Rankings, after a brilliant century in the 2nd test match against England at Lord’s.


Rahul, who re-entered the rankings last week at 56th, had scored an excellent 129 in the first innings of the test and helped India pull off a 151 run win.

Captain Virat Kohli, who became fifth last week, remained static in his position. Opening batsmen Rohit Sharma and wicketkeeper batsmen Rishabh Pant also stay at 6th and 7th respectively.

All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja went down a spot to third in the Test All-Rounder’s Rankings, whereas spinner Ravichandran Ashwin remains at 4th.

In the bowler’s rankings, Jasprit Bumrah goes down to 10th position. Mohammad Siraj, who acquired 8 wickets throughout the second test, jumped 18 spots to reach the 38th position.

From the England team, captain Joe Root went up 2 more spots to the 2nd position, and now has 893 points, just eight points behind leader New Zealand Test captain, Kane Williamson. He had already overtaken Virat Kohli, after the first test match.

James Anderson moved to 6th position, hence moved up by a place due to his five-wicket haul during the first innings of the test. Fast bowling partner, Mark Wood occupies the 37th spot in the bowler’s rankings.

From the Pakistan team, batsmen Babar Azam now occupies the 8th position(moved up by 2 slots) due to scores of 30 and 55 in the first test at Kingston, against West Indies.

Left-arm fast bowler, Shaheen Shah Afridi has jumped up by four slots to get the 18th position, after taking eight wickets in the first test.

In the West Indies Team, Jermaine Blackwood is now at the 35th spot after scores of 22 and 55. All-rounder, Jason Holder has shifted to 43rd and Kraigg Braithwaite, after scoring 97, has climbed 18 spots to 45th.

Holder has also jumped up to the ninth spot in the bowler’s rankings, after taking four wickets. Jayden Seales is now in the 58th spot, after moving 39 spots due to his 8-wicket haul. Kemar Roach, also, jumped up by two spots, into 11th.