Kohli slips to the fifth position
Dubai, 10 February
Indian captain Virat Kohli was pushed to fifth position by England captain Joe Root in the batting list of the latest ICC Test rankings and moved up two places to third. Jasprit Bumrah and R Ashwin have also moved up the bowling list.
Kohli, who scored 11 and 72 runs in the opening Test against England, has 852 points and slipped one place in the latest rankings released on Wednesday. Veteran spinner Ashwin and fast bowler Bumrah gained one place each to reach seventh and eighth positions respectively.
Root now on top ranking
Root, who helped his team to a memorable 227-run win in Chennai, has kept England in the race for the ICC World Test Championship. Root has 883 rating points. Root, who scored 684 runs in three Tests (two against Sri Lanka) in the subcontinent, is the best since September 2017. Root, ahead of Kohli for the first time since November 2017, is now 36 points behind top-ranked Kane Williamson. He is only eight points behind Steve Smith.
Competition tight for top five
Competition for the top five places is very strong. Marnus Labuschen is also included in this race. All of them are above 850 rating points. Rishabh Pant has become the first full-time wicketkeeper in the country to reach 700 rating points by scoring 91 runs in the first innings. He remains 13th in the list of batsmen.
Shubman Gill ranked 40th
Opener Shubman Gill has gained seven places to reach 40th position. All-rounder Washington Sundar has moved up two places to 81st position. Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem has also gained two places. He has reached 85th position among bowlers.
Another England batsman Dom Sibley also gained 11 places in the latest rankings to reach 35th position. England players have also stepped up the bowling rankings. At the top is Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins.
Formerly the top-ranked James Anderson has moved from sixth to third place. He is just four points behind compatriot Stuart Broad. Anderson has reached the top rankings since the start of the ICC World Test Championship. Spinners Jack Leach and Dominic Bess have received their career-best rating points. They have reached 37th and 41st place respectively.
West Indies batsman Kayle Meyers played an important role in the first Test against Bangladesh after scoring 40 and an unbeaten 210 in Chittagong. He is ranked 70th with 448 rating points.
Mominul Haque ranked 33rd
For Bangladesh, captain Mominul Haque was able to take advantage of eight places thanks to his 10th Test century. He reached 33rd place. All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan gained four places. He is 30th among batsmen.