Cheteshwar Pujara rises up in ICC's latest Test rankings, KL Rahul slips one spot

India are still dominating the ICC Test team rankings as they are leading with 125 rating points followed by South Africa and England.

Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara rises to the No.2 spot in the latest ICC Test batting rankings. Pujara is now just behind Australian skipper Steven Smith who scored a century in the first Test of the Ashes 2017-18 at the Gabba. Virat Kohli maintained his spot in the rankings after scoring his 5th Test double century. Kohli is breathing down Kane Williamson’s neck with a difference of just 3 rating points between them. England skipper Joe Root slipped a point as well moving to the third position. KL Rahul got out for 7 in the Nagpur Test and that resulted in him slipping a position. He is now ranked 9th instead of 8th, just behind Azhar Ali.

In the bowling rankings, Ravichandran Ashwin is still ranked at No.4 position despite taking 8 wickets in Nagpur Test and becoming the fastest to 300 Test wickets. Ashwin is just behind South African speedster Kagiso Rabada. Ravindra Jadeja gained a few rating points after taking 5 wickets in the Nagpur Test. He is ranked 2nd behind James Anderson who took just 2 wickets in the Gabba Test.

Jadeja and Ashwin also maintained their spots in the all-rounder rankings. They are placed at 2nd and 3rd positions respectively on the list led by Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan.

Whereas Niroshan Dickwella did not get benefited from the lowly scores of 24 and 4 in the Nagpur Test. He slipped 5 slots, now placed 42nd in the rankings.

ICC top 10 Test batsmen

1. Steve Smith (Australia) – 941
2. Cheteshwar Pujara (India) – 888
3. Joe Root (England) – 881
4. Kane Williamson (New Zealand) – 880
5. Virat Kohli (India) – 877
6. David Warner (Australia) – 826
7. Hashim Amla (South Africa) – 826
8. Azhar Ali (Pakistan) – 755
9. KL Rahul (India) – 735
10. Dean Elgar (South Africa) – 732

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ICC top 10 Test bowlers

1. James Anderson (England) – 891
2. Ravindra Jadeja (India) – 880
3. Kagiso Rabada (South Africa) – 876
4. Ravichandran Ashwin (India) – 849
5. Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka) – 807
6. Josh Hazlewood (Australia) – 798
7. Nathan Lyon (Australia) – 753
8. Dale Steyn (South Africa) – 748
9. Neil Wagner (New Zealand) – 745
10. Mitchell Starc (Australia) – 744

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ICC Test rankings for all-rounders

Shakib Al Hasan – 438 points
Ravindra Jadeja – 414 points
R Ashwin – 389 points
Ben Stokes – 388 points
Moeen Ali – 379 points