On the other hand, Virat Kohli has slipped to 9th place in the rankings of batsmen and Ravindra Jadeja has slipped to second place in the ranking of all-rounders.
Virat Kohli has been out of touch for the last couple of years. Ravindra Jadeja had everything in his favour in the first test match against Sri Lanka, he scored a not out 175 and picked 9 crucial wickets.
In the Bangalore Test against Sri Lanka, Jasprit Bumrah troubled Sri Lankan batsmen and sent 8 of them to pavilion with the first 5 wicket haul on home soil. He has moved up to fourth place, leaving behind Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, James Anderson, Neil Wagner and Josh Hazlewood.
On the other hand, Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne has jumped three places to reach the top 5 in the batsmen’s rankings. Karunaratne scored a century in the second innings of the Bangalore Test against India but he could not save the team from defeat. This is the career-best ranking of Karunaratne. He is now in the top 5 along with Marnus Labuschagne, Joe Root, Steve Smith and Kane Williamson.
West Indies’ Nkrumah Bonner and India’s Shreyas Iyer also made big jumps, moving up 22 and 40 places to be at 22nd and 37th places, respectively.
After scoring century in the first innings, Bonner scored 38 and 123 not out in the second innings to save a draw against England in Antigua last week, while Iyer scored 92 and 67 in the Bengaluru Test against Sri Lanka to win the man of the match award. Jack Crawley’s 121 in the second innings against the West Indies gave him a jump of 13 places to 49th.
Talking about Virat Kohli, after scoring 23 and 13 runs in both the innings of the Bangalore Test, he has dropped four places to 9th position.
At the same time, in the ranking of all-rounders, Jason Holder has regained the first position, beating Ravindra Jadeja. Holder took three wickets in the first Test against England, scoring 82 runs.