Massive changes in ICC Rankings after the India-Australia Test series

Rishabh Pant's performance in the India-Australia Test series helped him rise in the ICC ranking
Rishabh Pant

After the completion of the India-Australia Test series, there have been significant changes in the ICC Rankings. India’s wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant has gained the most from his performance in the series. He has jumped 21 places to reach the 17th rank. Now, he has a rating of 673 which is the highest for an Indian wicketkeeper. The previous best of 662 was of MS Dhoni.

His 17th rank is also the joint highest for a specialist Indian wicketkeeper along with Farokh Engineer. Dhoni’s highest rank in his Test career was 19th. Pant scored 350 runs in 4 Tests that included an unbeaten 159 in the last Test in Sydney. Prior to the series, Pant was ranked 59 and now, he has gained 42 places.

Another major gainer from the India-Australia Test series is Cheteshwar Pujara. India’s No.3 batsman scored 521 runs at an average of 74.43. He made 3 centuries and also ended up as the Player of the Series. As a result, Pujara has moved up from No.4 to No.3. The Indian captain Virat Kohli continues to be the top-ranked batsman in Test cricket.

Updated Ranking after the India-Australia Test series

ICC Test Ranking for Teams

Rank Team Rating
1 India 116
2 England 108
3 New Zealand 107
4 South Africa 106
5 Australia 101
6 Pakistan 92
7 Sri Lanka 91
8 West Indies 70
9 Bangladesh 69
10 Zimbabwe 13
11 Afghanistan 0
12 Ireland 0


ICC Test Ranking for Batsmen

Rank Player Team Rating
1 Virat Kohli India 922
2 Kane Williamson New Zealand 897
3 Cheteshwar Pujara India 881
4 Steve Smith Australia 874
5 Joe Root England 807
6 David Warner Australia 772
7 Henry Nicholls New Zealand 763
8 Dean Elgar South Africa 727
9 Dimuth Karunaratne Sri Lanka 715
10 Aiden Markram South Africa 698


ICC Test Ranking for Bowlers

Rank Player Team Rating
1 Kagiso Rabada South Africa 893
2 James Anderson England 874
3 Pat Cummins Australia 804
4 Vernon Philander South Africa 804
5 Ravindra Jadeja India 794
6 Mohammad Abbas Pakistan 789
7 Trent Boult New Zealand 771
8 Tim Southee New Zealand 767
9 Ravichandran Ashwin India 763
10 Jason Holder Windies 751


ICC Test Ranking for All-rounders

Rank Player Team Rating
1 Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh 415
2 Ravindra Jadeja India 387
3 Jason Holder Windies 365
4 Vernon Philander South Africa 353
5 Ben Stokes England 342


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