Kohli on Pant

ICC Rankings : Rishabh Pant becomes top-ranked wicket-keeper among batsmen


The ICC have released the new ranking after the Gabba Test, which saw Rishabh Pant making steady progress to reach the 13th position among the batsmen.

Rishabh Pant played two defining innings in two consecutive games against Australia to help India draw the Sydney Test and then secure a historic win in Brisbane. That helped him surge in the ICC Test rankings, with now Pant jumping to the 13th position among wicket-keepers.

South Africa’s Quinton de Kock sits at the 15th position which has made him the second-best wicket-keeper batsman in the world.

Among other batsmen, England skipper Joe Root has made significant progress following his double ton in England’s victory in the first Test at Galle with him now sitting above the likes of Babar Azam and Cheteshwar Pujara.

Labuschagne overcomes Kohli in ICC Test rankings

Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne, who finished the series as the leading run-scorer among both the teams, has now pipped Virat Kohli to be the third best batsman in the world behind Kane Williamson and Steve Smith. Labuschagne scored a century in the first innings of the Gabba Test and played a vital role in Australia managing to put up a fight in the series.