Virat Kohli moves into the top five and Ravindra Jadeja is now the best all-rounder in the ICC Test rankings

International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings for players were updated on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, with Indian batsman Virat Kohli becoming the highest-ranking Indian batter.

During the first meeting between India and Sri Lanka at the IS Bindra PCA Stadium in Mohali, former India captain Virat Kohli played his 100th Test match. Virat Kohli He scored 45 runs in India’s only innings, which helped them win the Test match.

An innings-and-222-run defeat for Sri Lanka followed two innings in which they managed only 174 and 178 runs. The match’s Player of the Match award went to Ravindra Jadeja, who scored 175 not out and took 9 wickets.

Virat Kohli is currently the fifth-highest ranked Test batsman in the ICC rankings after his 45-ball inning. He presently has a total of 763 rating points. Despite this, Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne remains the top-ranked player, followed by Joe Root, Steve Smith, and now Kane Williamson.

As part of the most recent update to the ICC Test player rankings, Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja beat out West Indies’ Jason Holder to take over as the top-ranked all-rounder. Holder fell one spot to No. 2, while Ravichandran Ashwin fell to No. 3 despite a strong showing.

Jadeja was the toast to the Indian team’s recent victory over Sri Lanka in the first Test in Mohali. Not only did he smash his greatest Test score and second century in the format for India-175*, but he also picked up a five-wicket haul in Sri Lanka’s first innings and four more in the second innings to complete with a match tally of nine wickets.

He became the sixth hitter in Test history to achieve a century and take five wickets in the same innings. For his efforts, he was named the Match’s Player of the Match. Ravi Ashwin, who took six wickets and scored 61 runs in the first innings, also shone with the bat and the ball.