ICC Test Rankings: Jasprit Bumrah breaks into top five bowlers, Virat Kohli slips to 9th place among batters

Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah made significant gains in the latest ICC Test rankings for bowlers, while Virat Kohli slipped from fifth to ninth among batters.

ICC Test Rankings: Jasprit Bumrah breaks into top 5 bowlers, Virat Kohli slips to 9th among batsmen (AP Photo)

ICC Test Rankings: Jasprit Bumrah breaks into top 5 bowlers, Virat Kohli slips to 9th among batsmen (AP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Bumrah improved six spots to fourth in the ICC Test bowler rankings
  • Kohli dropped four spots and slipped from fifth to ninth place among the batters
  • Jason Holder replaced Ravindra Jadeja to become the No. 1 Test all-rounder

Indian pacesetter Jasprit Bumrah and Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne have made significant gains in the latest ICC Test rankings following their brilliance in the recently concluded India-Sri Lanka Test series, while Virat Kohli dropped four places and fell from fifth to ninth among batsmen place slipped.

Jasprit Bumrah, who conceded eight wickets, including his first quintuple home test in the second India v Srilanka Test in Bangalore, moved up six places to finish fourth in the ICC Test bowler rankings. The Indian speedster skipped Shaheen Afridi, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, James Anderson, Neil Wagner and Josh Hazlewood at the table.

Mohammed Shami moved up one spot, edging out compatriot Ravindra Jadeja to 17th, while Lasith Embuldeniya and Praveen Jayawickrama moved up five positions to 32nd and 45th, respectively. Pat Cummins, Ravichandran Ashwin and Kagiso Rabada retained the top three spots.

Nkrumah Bonner and Shreyas Iyer made huge leaps, moving up a whopping 22 and 40 spots, respectively, to finish 22nd and 37th. While Bonner had 123 points and an unbeaten 38 points in last week’s draw against England in Antigua, Iyer was rewarded for his 92 and 67 wins against Sri Lanka. Zak Crawley’s 121 in the second innings against West Indies saw him move up 13 spots to 49th place.

In the all-rounder table, Jason Holder has reclaimed the top spot, replacing Ravindra Jadeja, who rose to No. 1 after his 175* and nine wickets in the Mohali Test earlier this month. Ravichandran Ashwin, Shakib Al Hasan and Ben Stokes round out the top five.

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