In his final match as Test captain, Virat Kohli scored 79 and 29 points to move up two spots to seventh in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s Test Player Rankings. Rishabh Pant’s unbeaten century in the second innings has propelled him up to 14th position in the ICC rankings. With his six wickets, fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has re-entered the top ten of the rankings.
After missing the Test series against South Africa due to injury, Rohit Sharma, who had previously held the fifth position, has dropped one spot to sixth place in the rankings.
Australia’s Travis Head has moved up to fifth place among batters, a career high, following his performance as Player of the Match against England in the fifth match of their ICC World Test Championship series against England.
Travis Head continues his rise
Big gains for Kagiso Rabada
Virat Kohli soars
Andy McBrine shoots up
Some big movements in the @MRFWorldwide ICC Player Rankings for the week
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— ICC (@ICC) January 19, 2022
While Head’s previous best ranking was the 10th position that he occupied last month, he has advanced seven spots to fifth after scoring 101 runs in the first innings in Hobart to finish with a series-high 357 runs that also earned him the award for Player of the Series.
Following Australia’s 146-run victory over Pakistan, all-rounder Cameron Green is another Australian player who stands to benefit from the victory. The victory helped Australia win the series 4-0 and move up to second in the World T20 Points Table powered by MRF Tyres. Green has moved up 23 places to joint-66th after posting scores of 74 and 23. He has also moved up 13 places to 62nd in the bowlers’ rankings after posting scores of 74 and 23. With four wickets in the match, Scott Boland has moved up from 49th to 43rd position in the ICC rankings.
England opener Jack Crawley has moved up nine places to 68th place after posting scores of 18 and 36 in his two rounds. With six wickets in the match, Stuart Broad has moved up two positions to 12th position, while Ollie Robinson (who has moved up one position to 24th) and Mark Wood (who has moved up seven positions to 31st) have both advanced as well.
According to the most recent weekly update, which takes into account the South Africa-India series’ third match in Cape Town, which was won by the home team by seven wickets to win the World Twenty20 series 2-1, Keegan Petersen has rocketed up from 68th to 33rd after scoring match-winning scores of 72 and 82 in the match. He scored the most runs to win the Player of the Series award, with his 276-run total assisting him in his ascent from 158th place at the start of the tournament.