Indian players dominate in the latest ICC Test batsmen and bowlers’ rankings

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In the latest ICC Test and bowlers’ rankings announced on  after the Indian Cricket Team defeated Bangladesh by an innings and 130 runs to win the first Test match played at Holkar Stadium, Indore, 5 Indian players were placed in top 11.

Steve Smith has increased his lead at the top of batsmen rankings. He has a chance to increase further as Australia will take on Pakistan in a two match Test series starting from 21st November at Gabba, Brisbane. The Indian captain Virat Kohli who was dismissed for 0 in the first innings against Bangladesh at Indore has slipped down 14 points and is at 2nd place.

Kohli could do wonders with a good knock against Bangladesh in the historic pink ball day night Test match at Kolkata starting from 22nd November. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson retains his number 3 position.

Cheteshwar Pujara maintains his number 4th spot after a good knock of 54 in the first innings against Bangladesh at Indore. Ajinkya Rahane also retains his number 5th position with steady 86 runs knock against Bangladesh.

Henry Nicholls is at number 6th position and has a chance to climb up with a 2 match Test series against England. England Test captain Joe Root retains his 7th position and too has chance to climb with good performances in 2 match Test series against New Zealand.

Tom Latham retains his number 8th position. At number 9th is the Sri Lankan Test captain Dimuth Karunaratne. Rohit Sharma completes the top 10 position in latest Test batsmen rankings.

Mayank Agarwal’s career best 243 runs in the first innings against Bangladesh at Indore has helped him to zoom to number 11th in the rankings.

Latest ICC Test batsmen rankings

  1. Steve Smith (Australia)- 937
  2. Virat Kohli (India)- 912
  3. Kane Williamson (New Zealand)- 878
  4. Cheteshwar Pujara (India)- 790
  5. Ajinkya Rahane (India)- 759
  6. Henry Nicholls (New Zealand)- 749
  7. Joe Root (England)- 731
  8. Tom Latham (New Zealand)- 724
  9. Dimuth Karurante (Sri Lanka)- 723
  10. Rohit Sharma (India)- 701
  11. Mayank Agarwal (India)- 691

In the latest ICC Test bowlers’ rankings, Pat Cummins continues to hold the number 1 position. He has a chance to increase the lead with good performance in 2 match Test series against Pakistan starting from 21st November.

Kagiso Rabada of South Africa retains his number 2 spot. West Indies Jason Holder also maintains number 3 place.

Jasprit Bumrah who has not played Test cricket since his injury also maintains his number 4th place. James Anderson also maintains his number 5th position.

The left arm pace bowler Trent Boult maintains number 6th place. Boult would be looking to climb after seeking good performances in Test series against England.

After taking 7 wickets in the first Test match against Bangladesh at Indore, Mohammad Shami breaks into the top 10 rankings in bowlers’ rankings. Neil Wagner slips down once place to number 8th.

South Africa’s pace bowler Vernon Philander also slips down one place to number 9th. India’s ace off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin ends the top 10 position.

Latest ICC bowlers’ rankings

  1. Pat Cummins (Australia)- 908
  2. Kagiso Rabada (South Africa)- 839
  3. Jason Holder (West Indies)- 814
  4. Jasprit Bumrah (India)- 802
  5. James Anderson (England)- 798
  6. Trent Boult (New Zealand)- 795
  7. Mohammad Shami (India)- 790
  8. Neil Wagner (New Zealand)- 785
  9. Vernon Philander (South Africa)- 783
  10. Ravichandran Ashwin (India)- 780





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