In the latest ICC rankings, where KL Rahul, who is running in blazing form, has jumped, Test captain Virat Kohli has suffered. While vice-captain Rohit Sharma remains in his place, opener Mayank Agarwal has also benefited. Rahul, who scored a century in the first Test on the South Africa tour and a half-century in the first innings in the second match, has jumped 18 places in the batting rankings.
Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne with 915 points remains at the top spot in the latest ICC Test batting rankings released on Wednesday. England captain Joe Root is at number two with 900 points while New Zealand captain who has 879 points in his account is at number three. Australia’s Steve Smith is fourth with 877 points and India’s Rohit Sharma is at number five with 789 points.
Australian opener David Warner is in sixth place. After this, Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne at number 7 is named after Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam at number 8. Both Dimuth and Babar have improved a notch. Virat Kohli has suffered in the rankings for not scoring runs in the first test match against South Africa. He has 747 points in his account and has now reached number 9 from seventh.
Mayank Agarwal has improved a place to be at number 11 from 12th. Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant is in the 16th place. Cheteshwar Pujara is at 22nd position while Ajinkya Rahane has moved up to 15th position. KL Rahul, who scored a century in the first innings of the Centurion Test, has improved 18 places to be at 31st position.