Virat Kohli Bounce Back to Top in ICC Test Rankings

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (image: BCCI)

The Indian star Virat Kohli has bounced back to the top ten in the ICC Test rankings after the first test against South Africa.

Virat Kohli Bounce Back to Top in ICC Test Rankings

Virat Kohli scored 38 and 76 runs in the first and second innings of the first test of India’s South Africa tour which was enough for him to move four places forward and be positioned as the top India batter in the list. The visitors suffered a defeat in the first test by an innings and 32 runs.

On the other hand, Proteas men’s Dean Elgar entered in the top 20 position after his brilliant performance in the first test in the centurion climbing 19th places to 17 place ahead of the final test.

Elgar smashed 185 runs against the visitors in the first test to set up a victory by an innings and 32 runs. It helped his side to obtain 12 points in the WTC points table.

On the test match in Pakistan’s Australia tour, the host side featured a small movement as Mitchell Marsh led to the most noteworthy change, moving 16 places to the 52nd position. Mohammad Rizwan moved four places forward after his aggressive knock.

Travis Head kept his top 10 spot despite a quiet Boxing Day Test and stands third in the rankings. The Blackcaps’ Kane Williamson still holds the 7th position in the rankings while Joe Root stands in 5th position.

Australia’s Steve Smith stands second in the rankings and looking forward to claim higher places during the Sydney Test.

While speaking in the ICC Test bowling rankings, Jasprit Bumrah re-entered the ICC Test rankings and positioned in the fifth spot while Ravindra Jadeja stands third in the ranking with 774 points.

Marco Jansen’s efforts helped him to claim 22nd place with 618 points. The Pakistan player Aamer Jamal makes a strong impression, moving up another 17 spots on the bowling rankings to the 57th spot.

Jamal claimed 3/64 and 2/74 in the test match against Australia and moved up to 34 rungs to 68th on the all-rounder rankings.

The ICC T20I ranking has also featured a change after Bangladesh’s New Zealand tour and Afghanistan’s UAE tour. Mitchell Santner’s four-wicket haul helped him to make the biggest movement in the short format rankings moving up eight places to eighth with 657 points.

Shoriful Islam showed a 32-spot jump while Mustafizur Rahman moved five spots to 22nd place with 605 points.