India lost the second test at Lord’s, and Virat Kohli’s failure in both the innings lost him the no. 1 spot in test batting rankings.
Indian captain Virat Kohli lost his no. 1 ranking in test batting after the Lord’s test against England. England recorded a convincing victory against India by an innings and 159 runs. Indian batsmen, including Virat Kohli failed to put up a fight against the English bowlers in difficult conditions, and as a result it had a negative impact on their rankings.
— ICC (@ICC) August 13, 2018
Virat Kohli slipped to second spot in the ICC test batting rankings to Steve Smith, after displacing the Australian in the first test. The Indian captain is currently on 919 points in the rankings. While Cheteshwar Pujara has retained the 6th position in the rankings, Ajinkya Rahane and Lokesh Rahul suffered a major drop in the rankings.
Rahane has fallen to 23rd position in the ICC Rankings, while opener KL Rahul has dropped to 25th. Murali Vijay is out of the top-30 batsmen in the rankings. He’s currently placed at 34th.
In the bowling rankings, James Anderson continues to remain at the top of the table, while Ravindra Jadeja is placed third. Stuart Broad was also rewarded for his heroics in the second innings, as he overtook Jason Holder in the rankings at 12th position.
Chris Woakes also climbed by 4 places to 32nd spot in the rankings.
Apart from Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin (5th) and Mohammad Shami (19th) have retained their places in the top-20 of the bowlers’ rankings.