The fourth test match between India and England is starting tomorrow i.e. from Thursday. Before that, the ICC has released the latest Test rankings. England captain Joe Root has got a big advantage in the new ranking. Root, who scored a century in all three consecutive Tests against India, has now become the new king of Test cricket.
The root is now the new king of test cricket
He has overtaken Kane Williamson in the batsmen’s ranking and has grabbed the top position. Root has become the number one batsman in Tests after six years. In the ranking of batsmen, Indian captain Virat Kohli has slipped one place further.
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While teammate and opener Rohit Sharma has overtaken him. Rohit Sharma has now reached the fifth position. At the same time, Kohli has to slip to sixth place. Joe Root, Kane Williamson, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, and Rohit Sharma are in the top five positions.
James Anderson is once again in the top five
Talking about the bowlers, England’s experienced fast bowler James Anderson has once again reached the top five. At the same time, Indian bowler Jasprit Bumrah has also returned to the top 10. Apart from these, there has been no change in the top four and Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins is still the number one bowler. Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin also retained the second spot.
Rohit Sharma overtakes captain Virat Kohli to top India’s order
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma has overtaken skipper Virat Kohli to become India’s top-order Test batsman. Sharma, who was ranked 54th in October 2019, broke into the top five for the first time in his career. The opener’s scores of 19 and 59 saw him move up a place to a career-best fifth position. Which is seven rating points more than Kohli with a total score of 773.