In the latest rankings of the International Cricket Council (ICC), the captaincy of Team India Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma continues to prevail. Virat Kohli continues to top the ICC ODI rankings.
At the same time, Rohit Sharma is at number two. Babar Azam of Pakistan is at number three with 829 rating points. At the same time, Jasprit Bumrah remains at number two in the ODI bowling rankings.
Trent Boult of New Zealand is at number one in the ODI bowling rankings. England’s James Anderson has jumped 6 places in the Test bowling rankings. He made history in the third Test match against Pakistan which ended in Southampton on 25 August.
He has become the world’s first fast bowler to take 600 Test wickets. Anderson has now reached number 8 in the ICC Test bowling rankings. Anderson was knocked out of the top-10 after the series against the West Indies.
Anderson dropped to number 14. Jasprit Bumrah remains at number 9 in this list. Australia’s Steve Smith remains number one in the Test batting rankings. However, Cheteshwar Pujara has moved up one place in this list without playing a match. He is now at number 7. At the same time, Ben Stokes has lost one place. Stokes is now at number 8.
England’s Jos Buttler, who was elected Player of the Series in the Test Series against Pakistan, has also jumped 9 places. He has now reached number 21 in the Test batting rankings, while Jack Crawley has jumped 53 places.
He has now reached number 28. Australian paceman Pat Cummins ranks first in the Test bowling rankings. Afghanistan’s star spinner Rashid Khan tops the list of T20 bowlers.
Pakistan captain Azhar Ali has gained 11 places. He has now reached number 23 in Test batting. Wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan has gained three places. He is now ranked 72nd. Pakistan’s improvised spinners Fawad Alam and Asad Shafik have joined the bowlers ranking top-100. Both are ranked 94th and 100th respectively.