Virat Kohli and Joe Root
Virat Kohli and Joe Root are currently leading their respective nations in England's tour of India.

ICC Test Ranking: Joe has risen to 883 rating points since September 2017 in the men’s Test Player Rankings, surpassing Root Virat Kohli (852).

England captain Joe Root has surpassed Virat Kohli in the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings for the first time since November 2017. The root is now 36 points behind top-ranked Kane Williamson (919) and second-placed Steve Smith (891). By eight digits. The 30-year-old Englishman’s 218 in the first Test against India in Chennai helped him rise two places to third. Root has recently amassed 684 runs in three Tests played in the sub-continent, two of which have been held in Sri Lanka. Kohli has dropped one place to fifth position, with Maranas Labuschnegan in fourth place.

Root has amassed 883 points which is his highest since September 2017 in the men’s test player rankings. Labuschagne has scored 878 points for Kohli with 852 rating points.

Rishabh Pant’s 91 runs in the first innings of the opening Test against England has helped him become the first Indian wicket-keeper to reach 700 rating points. He remains 13th among batsmen.

In the bowlers’ rankings, England fast bowler James Anderson has moved up to a third-place with four points ahead of second-placed Stuart Broad. Anderson is at his highest ranking since the start of the ICC World Test Championship. Australian pacer Pat Cummins collects 908 points in the bowlers’ rankings.

English cricketer Ben Stokes leads the all-rounder’s ranking with 428 points. Jason Holder and Ravindra Jadeja are in second and third position with 414 and 410 points respectively.

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