Dubai: Team India suffered a crushing defeat in the first test against England by 227 points. After that, Indian captain Virat Kohli has another big blow. Virat suffered a big loss in the ICC Test Ranking hitting list.
Kohli receives ‘Virat’ shock
In the latest hitter list of the ICC test standings, Indian captain Virat Kohli lost one spot. In the first test match against England, Kohli scored 11 points in the opening sets and 72 points in the second sets. Kohli has now slipped to number five with 852 points.
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The English captain Joe Root gained two places and reached the third position. Root, who helped his team to a memorable 227-point victory in Chennai, held England back in the ICC test world championship race with 883 points.
Kohli took root after 4 years
Root (Joe Root), who scored 684 points in three tests (two against Sri Lanka) in the subcontinent, is the best since September 2017.
This is the first time since November 2017 that Joe Root has overtaken Virat Kohli in the ranking. Root is now 36 points behind lead Kane Williamson and just eight points behind Steve Smith. The competition for the top five places is very strong including Marnus Labuschen and they all have over 850 ranking points.
Ashwin and Bumrah benefited
Jasprit Bumrah and Ravichandran Ashwin also made it to the top of the bowling list. Veteran spinner Ashwin and fast bowler Bumrah each earned one spot to reach seventh and eighth, respectively.
Indian wicket batsman Rishabh Pant, who scored 91 points in the opening innings of the first test, remains at number 13 with 700 classification points. At the same time, Shubman Gill jumped seven places to reach number 40.
All-rounder Washington Sundar reached 81st place and left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem reached 85th place.