India pacer Jasprit Bumrah has jumped three places to storm back into the top ten in the ICC Test rankings for bowlers, while captain Virat Kohli has dropped two slots and he is now in the ninth spot in the rankings for batters. Bumrah is up to three spots to ninth after finishing with five wickets in the match, while Mohammed Shami’s eight wickets, including a five-for in the first innings, see him move up two places to 17th.
Meanwhile, opener KL Rahul has risen 18 slots to reach 31st position among batters in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings after his Player of the Match effort in Centurion that helped India defeat South Africa by 113 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match ICC World Test Championship series.
Rohit Sharma is static at the fifth spot in the Test rankings. Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has held onto his second spot in the Test bowling rankings. Mayank Agarwal has gained one place for his contribution, while Ajinkya Rahane is up two places to 25th in the latest update that is carried out on Wednesdays and includes all matches that are completed by Tuesday each week.
For South Africa, captain and opener Dean Elgar have progressed two spots to 14th after a fighting 77 in the second innings while Temba Bavuma is up 16 places to 39th because of his scores of 52 and 35 not out.