Indian captain Virat Kohli occupies the second place in the list of Test batsmen in the latest rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday, while Chris Woakes and Shaan Masood, who performed brilliantly in the first Test match between England and Pakistan, ended on Saturday. Has made a quantum leap.
At the top of the batsmen’s list is Australia’s Steve Smith, Kohli in second place and Kane Williamson of New Zealand in third place. Among the top 10 batsmen, Cheteshwar Pujara (eighth) and Ajinkya Rahane (10th) remain on their rankings as before.
Pakistan’s Babar Azam is sixth while England captain Joe Root is in ninth place. Ben Stokes, who played zero and nine runs in the first Test against Pakistan, slipped from fourth to reach seventh position. Left-handed batsman Masood, who scored 156 runs in the first innings of the Test match, rose to a career-best 19th ranking with an improvement of 14 places.
With an unbeaten 84 in the second innings of the match, a 139-run partnership with Jose Butler for the sixth wicket saw England all-rounder Chris Woakes move up to the 78th rank in the batsmen’s list with an improvement of 18 places.
He reached the seventh position in the all-rounders’ list. Butler moved from 44th to 30th in the game rankings of 38 and 75 runs. Ollie Pope, who scored 62 in the first innings, reached a career-best 36th.