Virat Kohli slips to ninth place in ICC Test rankings while KL Rahul slips 18 places

Team India’s Test captain Virat Kohli has slipped two places down in the ICC Test rankings this week. Kohli, who scored 35 and 18 in the first Test, was ruled out of the ongoing second Test against South Africa due to an upper back spasm. Some poor performances in the Boxing Day Test have meant Kohli has slipped a few places to ninth in the ICC Test Batsmen’s Rankings, with Pakistan captain Babar Azam and Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne moving up one place each. India’s opener and stand-in captain KL Rahul took a huge advantage of 18 slots to reach 31st place among batsmen in the latest ICC Test rankings after his player-of-the-match effort that helped India beat South Africa in the first Test. Helped to defeat by 113. (ICC test ranking)

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With the win at Centurion, India took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series that is a part of the World Test Championship (WTC). Rahul, who has a format-best eighth position which he achieved in November 2017, scored 123 runs in the first innings and tied a crucial 117-run partnership with Mayank Agarwal (60) as India became the first Asian team to win Was. Test matches at the venue scoring significant points in the WTC points table. Mayank Agarwal has bagged one spot for his contribution, while Ajinkya Rahane is up two places to 25th in the latest update on Wednesday and this includes all matches completed by Tuesday each week.

Bumrah and Shammi top (ICC test ranking)

Fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami are the other Indians to move up the rankings. Bumrah was ninth in the match with a five-wicket haul, while Shami’s eight wickets, including a five-for in the first innings, saw him move up two places to 17th. Dean Elgar, the captain and opener for South Africa, has moved up two places to 14th after scoring 77 runs in the second innings, while Temba Bavuma has moved up 16 places to 39th with his scores of 52 and 35 not out. are on. Seven-wicket hauler Kagiso Rabada has moved up one place to sixth place while fellow pacer Lungi Ngidi has gained 16 places and is 30th on the list with eight wickets in the match. Debutant left-arm pacer Marko Jensen entered the rankings at the 97th position. (ICC test ranking)

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