Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, and Rohit Sharma remain in the top ten: ICC Test Rankings
Devon Conway of New Zealand joined the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings in 77th place on Wednesday with a record 447 rating points, the best for a New Zealand batsman on debut and the third-highest ever on debut.
India’s skipper Virat Kohli, wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, and opener Rohit Sharma have remained in fifth and sixth place in the batting rankings, respectively. Pant and Rohit are tied for sixth place in the batting rankings.
The 29-year-old left-hander, who hit 200 and 23 in the drawn first Test against England at Lord’s, entered the list with two points fewer than England’s RE Foster and one point fewer than West Indies’ Kyle Mayers.
Mayers had scored 40 and 210 not out in the first Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong in February this year, logging 448 points. Foster had hammered 287 on debut against Australia in Sydney in 1903 for a record of 449 rating points. Conway, who is now rated fourth in T20Is and 121st in ODIs, surpassed Lou Vincent’s 440 rating points during his Test debut against Australia in Perth in 2001.
Fast bowler Tim Southee is another big name in the new men’s weekly rankings after his second six-wicket haul at Lord’s propelled him to a career-high third place and the third-best rating points by a New Zealand bowler. Only Richard Hadlee (909) and Neil Wagner (859) have more bowling points than he has.
After his century in the first innings, Rory Burns has moved up 21 places to 22nd place among England players. Among batters, Ollie Pope (up to seven places to 52nd) and Dom Sibley (up 17 places to 55th) have also improved.
Mark Wood, who took four wickets in the encounter, has moved up to 42nd place among bowlers, while skipper Joe Root has moved up to 82nd. Ollie Robinson, a debutant, is ranked 91st in the batting order and 69th in the bowling order.
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