Dubai: Indian captain Virat Kohli retained the second position in the list of batsmen in the latest ICC World Test rankings. Australia's Steve Smith is the top-ranked batsman. Two other Indians are also among the top 10 batsmen. Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah lost one place in the rankings released on Tuesday. Bumrah has slipped to ninth position in the bowler’s rankings, while Ravindra Jadeja continues to be third in the all-rounder’s list.
India topped the ICC World Test Championship table with 360 points. Australia is followed by (296). England is at number three with 279 points. Pakistan is in fifth place with 153 points.
Kohli retained the second position with 886 points while Cheteshwar Pujara (766) and Ajinkya Rahane (726) also retained the eighth and 10th position in the batting list respectively.
Pakistan batsman Babar Azam returned to a career-best fifth ranking after the draw test at Southampton, while England's experienced pace bowling duo of Stuart Broad and James Anderson also benefited.
Babar, who achieved a career-best fifth ranking in February, once again achieved this ranking thanks to 47 runs in the second Test against England. Pakistan's Abid Ali (49) and Mohammad Rizwan (75), who scored half-centuries at Southampton, also achieved career-best rankings. Broad has moved up one place to second place after taking four wickets for 56 runs in the second Test while Anderson, who has taken three wickets for 60 runs, has moved up two places to 14th.
Pakistan's fast bowler Mohammad Abbas, who took two wickets for 28 runs in England's innings, is ranked eighth by gaining two places. In the batsmen's list, England's Jack Crowley is at a career-best 81st position after scoring 53 runs. All-rounder Ben Stokes have retained his seventh.