ICC Test Rankings: Kohli down to fifth as Root moves up to third after Chennai d


India skipper Virat Kohli was on Wednesday pushed to the fifth spot by his English counterpart Joe Root, who rose two rungs to third within the newest ICC Test rankings for batsmen, even as Jasprit Bumrah and R Ashwin moved up within the bowlers` chart.
Kohli, who had had scores of 11 and 72 within the opening Test in opposition to England, has 852 factors and down one spot within the newest chart issued on Wednesday.Veteran spinner Ashwin and pacer Bumrah have jumped a rung every to be seventh and eighth respectively.
Root, who helped his staff to a memorable 227-run victory in Chennai that stored England in competition for the ICC World Test Championship closing, has reached 883 ranking factors.
It is his highest place since September2017 after a superb run within the sub-continent noticed him accumulate 684 runs in three Tests, two of which have been in Sri Lanka.
Ahead of Kohli for the primary time since November 2017, Root is now 36 factors behind top-ranked Kane Williamson and trails Steve Smith by solely eight factors. With Marnus Labuschagne additionally within the combine, competitors for the highest 5 slots is intense with all of them above 850 ranking factors.
For India, Rishabh Pant`s knock of 91 within the first innings has helped him develop into the primary full-time wicketkeeper from his nation to attain 700 ranking factors as he retained the thirteenth place amongst batsmen.
Opener Shubman Gill progressed seven locations to fortieth place whereas all-rounder Washington Sundar is 81st after transferring up two slots. Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem too has gained two locations to attain eighty fifth place amongst bowlers.
Opener Dom Sibley is one other England batsman to acquire within the newest rankings replace, his knocks of 87 and 16 serving to him rise 11 locations to thirty fifth, whereas their gamers additionally made the best way up within the bowling rankings presently led by Australia quick bowler Pat Cummins.
Formerly top-ranked James Anderson is up to third from sixth and solely 4 factors behind compatriot Stuart Broad, a fellow-member of the 500-wicket membership.
Anderson is at his highest rating for the reason that begin of the ICC World Test Championship whereas spinners Jack Leach and Dominic Bess are each at career-best ranking factors, transferring up to thirty seventh and forty first positions, respectively.
West Indies batsman Kyle Mayers, whose scores of 40 and 210 not out helped script an epic win within the first Test in opposition to Bangladesh in Chittagong, has entered the rankings in seventieth place with 448 ranking factors.
It is the very best by a West Indian batsman on debut and the second-best ever on debut after RE Foster, who was on 449 ranking factors again in 1903 after scoring 287 on debut for England in opposition to Australia in Sydney.
Others to acquire for the West Indies embody captain Kraigg Brathwaite (up eight locations to 53rd) amongst batsmen and the spin pair of Jomel Warrican (up 14 locations to 62nd) and Rahkeem Cornwall (up six locations to sixty fifth).
For Bangladesh, captain Mominul Haque`s tenth Test century has lifted him eight locations to thirty third. All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has gained 4 slots to attain thirtieth place amongst batsmen whereas off-spinner Mehidy Hasan has progressed from twenty eighth to twenty fourth place.
Pakistan finishing a 2-0 sweep over South Africa is adopted with excellent news from the rankings perspective as properly, particularly with regard to quick bowling.
Player of the collection Mohammad Rizwan has attained a career-best sixteenth place after scores of 26 and 115 helped him make a leap of 19 locations within the record. 




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