ICC Test Rankings: Kagiso Rabada becomes highest-ranked bowler; Virat Kohli slip to number 3 among batsmen

The Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has moved up to number 1 position among bowlers list in the last released ICC test rankings.


Rabada leapfrogged England’s James Anderson to the summit of the Test bowling rankings, following match figures of 5 for 75 against India in the first Test at Newlands.

Anderson who entered the 5th and final Ashes test match against Australia in Sydney as the number 1 bowler, dropped behind the 22-year-old Rabada by a single point.


Among batsmen, Indian captain Virat Kohli, who could only manage to score just 33 runs in two innings in Capetown has consequently slipped one spot from second to third. He is now one point behind England skipper Joe Root. India’s mainstay batsman Cheteshwar Pujara also saw a dip in his spot as he moved to the fifth in the latest released rankings after scoring just 30 runs in two innings.

The batting list is led by the Australian captain Steve Smith, who leads Joe Root by 66 points.

Here are the complete rankings:

Batsmen (Top 10)

  1. Steve Smith (AUS) – 947
  2. Joe Root (ENG) – 881
  3. Virat Kohli (IND) – 880
  4. Kane Williamson (NZ) – 855
  5. Cheteshwar Pujara (IND) – 848
  6. David Warner (AUS) – 827
  7. Azhar Ali (PAK) – 755
  8. Dinesh Chandimal (SL) – 743
  9. Alastair Cook (ENG) – 742
  10. Hashim Amla (SA) – 740

Bowlers (Top 10)

  1. Kagiso Rabada (SA) – 888
  2. James Anderson (ENG) – 887
  3. Ravindra Jadeja (IND) – 861
  4. Ravichandran Ashwin (IND) – 830
  5. Josh Hazlewood (AUS) – 814
  6. Vernon Philander (SA) – 806
  7. Rangana Herath (SL) – 799
  8. Neil Wagner (NZ) – 784
  9. Mitchell Starc (AUS) – 769
  10. Nathan Lyon (AUS) – 769

All-rounders (Top 10)

  1. Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) – 437
  2. Ravindra Jadeja (IND) – 406
  3. Ravichandran Ashwin (IND) – 385
  4. Ben Stokes (ENG) – 357
  5. Vernon Philander (SA) – 331
  6. Moeen Ali (ENG) – 297
  7. Mitchell Starc (AUS) – 290
  8. Rangana Herath (SL) – 215
  9. Jason Holder (WI) – 208
  10. Dilruwan Perera (SL) – 205

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