ICC Test rankings- Root and Anderson moves up to 3rd and Kohli drops down

Sudev Haldar
3 years ago

ICC Test batting rankings- Joe Root moves up to No. 3 after a double hundred and Virat Kohli slips to the fifth Position

England captain Joe Root played his 100th test match against India in MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, and his match-winning Innings of 218 in the first Test against India has helped him advance two places to third position in ICC Test rankings.

Root, who helped his team to a memorable 227-run victory in Chennai that kept England in contention for the ICC World Test Championship final, has reached 883 rating points, his highest since September 2017, after a fabulous run in the sub-continent has seen him accumulate 684 runs in three Tests, two of which were in Sri Lanka.

James Anderson rising to the third spot from sixth – moving past Neil Wagner, Josh Hazlewood, and Tim Southee after his match haul of 5 for 63 in the first Test against India in MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Anderson is at his highest ranking since the start of the ICC World Test Championship

Stuart Broad, who was not in the playing XI in Chennai, is only four rating points ahead of him at No. 2 in the chart

Jack Leach and Dominic Bess are both at career-best rating points, moving up to 37th and 41st positions, respectively.

Ravichandran Ashwin and Jasprit Biumrah have gained one place each and claimed seventh and eighth place respectively.

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