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ICC Ranking: Virat Kohli, Bumrah, Pant move up, Rohit Sharma drops to sixth

Virat Kohli

Dubai, January 19: Australia’s Travis Head has reached a career-best fifth position among batters in the ICC Men's Test Player Rankings after his Player of the Match performance in the fifth match of their ICC World Test Championship series against England.

There was good news for Virat Kohli as he has moved up two places to seventh after scores of 79 and 29 in his last match as Test captain against South Africa at Cape Town.

Rishabh Pant's unbeaten century in the second innings has lifted him 10 places to 14th.

Fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah's six wickets have lifted him back to the top 10.

Head, who scored 101 in the first innings in Hobart to finish with a series topping 357 runs that also got him to clinch the Player of the Series award, has advanced seven spots to fifth while Rohit Sharma, who was earlier on the fifth position, dropped one place to sixth.

Head's previous best ranking was the 10th position that he occupied last month.

All-rounder Cameron Green is another Australian player to gain after the 146-run victory that helped Australia win the series 4-0 and climb to second in the WTC Points Table.

Green is up 23 places to joint-66th after his scores of 74 and 23 and has also moved up 13 places to 62nd in the bowlers' list. Scott Boland has moved from 49th to 43rd with four wickets in the match.

England opener Jack Crawley has progressed nine places to 68th after scores of 18 and 36.

Among their bowlers, Stuart Broad has moved up two places to 12th position after finishing with six wickets in the match while Ollie Robinson (up to one place to 24th) and Mark Wood (up to seven places to 31st) have also advanced.

In the latest weekly update that also takes into account the third match of the South Africa-India series in Cape Town that the host side won by seven wickets to clinch the WTC series 2-1, Keegan Petersen has shot up 68 places to 33rd after match-winning scores of 72 and 82.

He scored the maximum runs to claim the Player of the Series award, his 276-run aggregate helping him surge up after starting the series in the 158th position.

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Story first published: Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 15:47 [IST]
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