After the Test matches between England and Australia, India and West Indies, Sri Lanka and New Zealand, there have been many changes in the latest ICC Test batsmen, bowlers, and all-rounders rankings as of 27th August 2019.
The Indian captain Virat Kohli retained his number 1 spot in the latest ICC Test batsmen rankings. He scored 9 and 51 in the 1st Test match against West Indies at Antigua. With the 2nd Test to be played from 30th August at Jamaica, he would be looking to perform well and retain his number 1 spot.
One of the great batsmen in Test cricket, Steve Smith is at number 2nd. He did not play the 3rd Test match due to concussion that he suffered in the 2nd Test match at Lords. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson retained his 3rd spot despite getting cheaply in 2nd Test match at Colombo.
Cheteshwar Pujara also remained at number 4 despite getting out in single figures. Henry Nicholls retained his number 5th position.
Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne moved two places up to number 6th place. He scored 65 and 21 in the 2nd Test match against New Zealand. England captain Joe Root also moved up to 7th place with a good knock of 77 runs in epic run chase during the 3rd Test match at Headingly, Leeds.
New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Latham also moves up to number 8th a brilliant 154 runs in the 1st innings of 2nd Test match against Sri Lanka at Colombo. Aiden Markram and Quinton de Kock complete the top 10 batsmen rankings.
Pat Cummins remained static at number 1 with decent performance in the 3rd Test match against England. He took 4 wickets and would be looking to continue his impressive run in 4th Test match. South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada, England James Anderson and Vernon Philander retain their spots.
New Zealand pace bowler Trent Boult moves into the top 5 rankings of Test bowlers. He took 5 wickets in the 2nd Test match against Sri Lanka and led Kiwis to an innings and 65 runs win.
Neil Wagner remained static at number 6th position. He did not play in the 2 match Test series against Sri Lanka. India’s star sensation Jasprit Bumrah moves nine places up to number 7th. He took 6 wickets in the 1st Test against West Indies including 5 wickets for 7 runs in 2nd innings which led India to a resounding 318 runs win.
West Indies pacer Kemar Roach also moved up to number 8th in bowlers’ rankings. He took 5 wickets in the 1st Test match against India.
Mohammad Abbas slipped one place down to number 9th. Ravindra Jadeja also slips one place down to number 10th.
After a sensational 135 runs in the 2nd innings against Australia and 4 wickets, Ben Stokes moves up to number 2 in all-rounders rankings.
Latest ICC Batsmen rankings
1. Virat Kohli (India)- 910
2. Steve Smith (Australia)- 904
3. Kane Williamson (New Zealand)-
4. Cheteshwar Pujara (India)- 856
5. Henry Nicholls (New Zealand)- 749
6. Dimuth Karunaratne (Sri Lanka)- 733
7. Joe Root (England)- 726
8. Tom Latham (New Zealand)- 724
9. Aiden Markram (South Africa)- 719
10. Quinton de Kock (South Africa)- 718
Latest ICC Bowlers rankings
1. Pat Cummins (Australia)- 908
2. Kagiso Rabada (South Africa)- 851
3. James Anderson (England)- 814
4. Vernon Philander (South Africa)- 813
5. Trent Boult (New Zealand)- 793
6. Neil Wagner (New Zealand)- 785
7. Jasprit Bumrah (India)- 774
8. Kemar Roach (West Indies)- 772
9. Mohammad Abbas (Pakistan)- 770
10. Ravindra Jadeja (India)- 763
Latest all-rounders rankings
1. Jason Holder (West Indies)- 433
2. Ben Stokes (England)- 411
3. Shakib AL Hasan (Bangladesh)- 399
4. Ravindra Jadeja (India)- 395
5. Vernon Philander (South Africa)- 3268