Virat Kohli gains a place in the Test rankings after his century against Sri Lanka

Virat Kohli gains a place in the Test rankings after his century against Sri Lanka

Kohli started the game behind Australia's David Warner.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli celebrates his 50th international century. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India captain Virat Kohli has edged Warner to take the fifth position after completing his 50th international century in the first match of a three-Test series against Sri Lanka in Kolkata, which ended in a draw on Tuesday. Kohli, who is top-ranked in both ODIs and T20Is, knocked up a fine 104 not out on the last day of the match.

Opener Shikhar Dhawan has gained two places to reach 28th position while among India’s bowlers, pace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has gained eight places to reach a career-best 29th position and Mohammed Shami has moved up one slot to 18th position.

All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who started the Sri Lanka series with the opportunity to reclaim the top bowling and all-rounder rankings, could not work towards the objective in Kolkata as all Sri Lanka batsmen fell to pace bowlers. Jadeja has slipped to the third position among bowlers and also lost 20 points in the rankings for all-rounders, but still has a lot to look forward to in the remaining matches.

For Sri Lanka, Niroshan Dickwella has gained three slots to reach 37th position among batsmen while off-spinner Dilruwan Perera has moved up three places to reach 22nd position among bowlers.

ICC Test team rankings

Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1 India 36 4493 125
2 South Africa 34 3767 111
3 England 43 4497 105
4 New Zealand 32 3114 97
5 Australia 34 3294 97
6 Sri Lanka 39 3658 94
7 Pakistan 34 2988 88
8 West Indies 33 2465 75
9 Bangladesh 23 1651 72
10 Zimbabwe 13 20 2

ICC Test batsmen rankings

Rank Name Team Rating
1 S.P.D. Smith AUS 936
2 J.E. Root ENG 889
3 K.S. Williamson NZ 880
4 C.A. Pujara IND 866
5 V. Kohli IND 817
6 D.A. Warner AUS 807
7 H.M. Amla SA 795
8 K.L. Rahul IND 761
9 A.M. Rahane IND 760
10 Azhar Ali PAK 755

ICC Test bowlers rankings

Rank Name Country Rating
1 J.M. Anderson ENG 896
2 K. Rabada SA 876
3 R.A. Jadeja IND 868
4 R. Ashwin IND 840
5 H.M.R.K.B. Herath SL 820
6 J.R. Hazlewood AUS 794
7 N.M. Lyon AUS 752
8 D.W. Steyn SA 748
9 N. Wagner NZ 745
10 S.C.J. Broad ENG 737

ICC Test all-rounders rankings

Rank Name Country Rating
1 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 438
2 R.A. Jadeja IND 409
3 B.A. Stokes ENG 396
4 R. Ashwin IND 395
5 Moeen Ali ENG 378
6 V.D. Philander SA 319
7 M.A. Starc AUS 306
8 J.O. Holder WI 233
9 M.D.K. Perera SL 230
10 H.M.R.K.B. Herath SL 212