Joe Root goes over Virat Kohli in ICC Men’s Test Rankings for the first time since 2017!

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England Captain Joe Root has finished ahead of Virat Kohli in the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings for the first time since November 2017.

Joe Root is now 36 points behind top ranked Kane Williamson (919 points) & trails second placed Steve Smith (891 points) by eight points. Joe Root has scored 218 runs in the first test against India in Chennai Joe Root’s double century has helped him advance two places ahead to the third spot. Joe Root has accumulated 684 runs in three tests of which two tests were held in Sri-Lanka. Kohli has glided one spot down to the fifth position with Marnus Labuschagne occupying the fourth spot. 

Joe Root has scored 883 points which is the highest since September 2017 in the Men’s Test Player Rankings. Marnus Labuschagne has scored 878 points with 852 ratings for Kohli. Rishabh Pant’s stupendous knock of 91 runs in the first innings of the Opening test against England has helped him to become the first full time Indian Wicket-keeper to reach 700 rating points. He continues to retain the 13th position among the batsmen.

England’s pacer James Anderson has jumped to the third spot from the sixth position trailing second placed Stuart Broad by four points in the ICC Men’s Bowler’s rankings. James Anderson is at highest ranking since the beginning of the ICC World Test Championship. Australian Pacer Pat Cummins leads the bowler’s rankings with 908 points.

English Cricketer Ben Stokes is currently on top of the all-rounder’s rankings with 428 points. Jason Holder & Ravindra Jadeja occupies second & third spots with 414 and 410 points respectively.

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