Virat Kohli Back To Top Spot After Trent Bridge Test

After the defeat of India in the Trent Bridge test, Indian skipper Virat Kohli lost his place as the topper in the ICC test rankings. Later, he slammed 103 and 97 runs in the Trent Bridge test and bagged the first position in the ICC ratings. Earlier he lost his top position to Steven Smith.

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He gained 937 points, the 11th best in the ICC ratings after ICC rankings came into force. India won the game by 203 runs against England in the Trent Bridge test.

He moved to the top position in the ICC ratings by slamming 200 runs in the first test at Edgbaston. He slipped to second place after Lords’ defeat. Along with Kohli, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah crept to better positions in the ICC ratings by five-wicket hauls. Pandya climbed to 51st position in the ICC ratings by picking 5/58 and slamming 52 runs as an all-rounder. In addition, Bumrah attended 37th position in the rankings for bowlers by picking 5 wickets and conceding 85 runs.

Since January, Bumrah was a successful bowler and he lost his position in the limited overs format due to a thumb injury. Bumrah picked 14 wickets earlier this year in the series against South Africa. He picked seven wickets in the Trent Bridge test. He successfully broke the stand of Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow by dismissing Jos Buttler which threw the hosts into troubles. Earlier, this duo restricted the visitors for four hours. The return of Bumrah into test team marked a magic and handed India the most needed victory.

Ajinkya Rahane, who was trolled for his poor performance in the first two tests, slammed 81 runs in the first innings climbed up in the test rankings. He attained 19th rank and Shikhar Dhawan climbed to 22nd position in the rankings for test batsmen by slamming 35 and 44.