ICC Test Ranking: England batsman Ollie Pope has been rewarded for his heroics during the first Test against India by reaching a new career-high rating in the latest ICC men’s Test batting rankings.

Pope stunned India with a brilliant 196 in the second innings after England’s thrilling 28-run win in the opening Test of the crucial ICC World Test Championship series in the subcontinent and climbed 20 places to 15th in the updated rankings. ICC on Wednesday.

men’s test batting rankings

PosTeamPlayersRatingCareer Best Rating
1NZKane WILLIAMSON864919 v Pakistan at Christchurch 2021
2EnglandJoe ROOT832923 v India at Edgbaston 2022
3AustraliaSteve SMITH818947 v South Africa at Durban 2018
4NZDaryl MITCHELL786804 v Bangladesh at Sylhet 2023
5PakistanBabar AZAM768882 v New Zealand at Karachi 2022
6IndiaVirat KOHLI767937 v England at Southampton 2018
7AustraliaUsman KHAWAJA765847 v England at Lord’s 2023
8EnglandHarry BROOK765773 v Australia at The Oval 2023
9Sri LankaDimuth KARUNARATNE747783 v Ireland at Galle 2023
10AustraliaMarnus LABUSCHAGNE746937 v West Indies at Adelaide 2022
11AustraliaTravis HEAD741884 v India at The Oval 2023
12IndiaRohit SHARMA729813 v England at The Oval 2021
13IndiaRishabh PANT721801 v England at Edgbaston 2022
14PakistanSaud SHAKEEL693728 v Australia at Melbourne 2023
15EnglandOllie POPE684684 v India at Hyderabad 2024
16EnglandBen STOKES682827 v West Indies at Old Trafford 2020
17South AfricaTemba BAVUMA678685 v India at Centurion 2023
18EnglandJonny BAIRSTOW675772 v South Africa at Old Trafford 2017

This was Pope’s highest Test score away from home and the fourth-highest individual innings by an England men’s player in Tests in India, which resulted in the in-form right-hander making a big jump up the rankings.

New Zealand veteran Kane Williamson remains the No. 1 Test batsman in the world, and there has been a slight reshuffle in the top 10 following England’s win in Hyderabad and the drawn series conclusion between Australia and the West Indies.

Australia opener Usman Khawaja has moved up two places to eighth after scoring a half-century in the opening innings of the second Test against the Caribbean side at the Gabba, while Pope’s England teammate Ben Duckett has also moved up five places after an innings of 35. Reached 22nd position with a gain of Rs. 47 runs against India.

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men’s Test Bowling rankings

India’s veteran Ravichandran Ashwin has retained his position at the top of the Test rankings for bowlers after taking six wickets against England, with his teammate Jasprit Bumrah taking the top spot as he gained one place and took six wickets in Hyderabad. With this, we have reached fourth place.

PosTeamPlayerRatingCareer Best Rating
1INDRavichandran ASHWIN853904 vs England at Mumbai 2016
2South AfricaKagiso RABADA851902 vs Australia at Gqeberha 2018
3AustraliaPat CUMMINS828914 vs England at Old Trafford 2019
4INDJasprit BUMRAH825834 vs West Indies at Jamaica 2019
5AustraliaJosh HAZLEWOOD818864 vs India at Bengaluru 2017
6INDRavindra JADEJA754899 vs Australia at Ranchi 2017
=EnglandOllie ROBINSON754820 vs New Zealand at Mount Maunganui 2023
8EnglandJames ANDERSON753903 vs India at Lord’s 2018
9Sri LankaPrabath JAYASURIYA751781 vs Pakistan at Galle 2023
10AustraliaNathan LYON746799 vs England at Edgbaston 2023
11AustraliaMitchell STARC737807 vs New Zealand at Perth 2019
12PakistanShaheen AFRIDI733836 vs Sri Lanka at Galle 2022
13New ZealandTim SOUTHEE724839 vs India at Kanpur 2021
14New ZealandKyle JAMIESON708836 vs England at Lord’s 2022
15BangladeshTaijul ISLAM706708 vs New Zealand at Sylhet 2023
16South AfricaAnrich NORTJE677698 vs West Indies at Centurion 2023
17West IndiesKemar ROACH666781 vs India at Jamaica 2019
18New ZealandNeil WAGNER657859 vs Australia at Melbourne 2019
19INDMohammed SIRAJ625661 vs South Africa at Cape Town 2024

A trio of West Indies fast bowlers have also been rewarded for their good performances against Australia, with Kemar Roach (up two places to 17th), Alzarri Joseph (up four places to 33rd), and player of the match at the Gabba Shamar Joseph (up) included. 42 places to 50th) have all made some gains after the upset win.

India star Ravindra Jadeja continues to top the Test all-rounder rankings, but if England veteran Joe Root can continue his recent good form with the ball, he may soon get a new challenge.

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Men’s Test all-rounder rankings

PosTeamPlayerRatingCareer Best Rating
01INDRavindra JADEJA425460 vs Australia at Delhi 2023
02IndiaRavichandran ASHWIN328492 vs England at Mohali 2016
03BangladeshShakib AL HASAN320489 vs Australia at Mirpur 2017
04EnglandJoe ROOT313313 vs India at Hyderabad 2024
05EnglandBen STOKES307497 vs West Indies at Old Trafford 2020
06IndiaAxar PATEL290316 vs Australia at Ahmedabad 2023
07West IndiesJason HOLDER270485 vs England at Southampton 2020
08South AfricaMarco JANSEN244268 vs India at Centurion 2023
09AustraliaPat CUMMINS234339 vs England at Lord’s 2019
10West IndiesKyle MAYERS230258 vs Bangladesh at St Lucia 2022

While Root is more famous for his efforts with the willow, the 33-year-old took five wickets against India with his useful spin and even opened the bowling for England during the second innings.

The effort has given Root a new career-high rating in the list of Test all-rounders, and the evergreen England star has moved up one place to fourth behind Jadeja in the updated rankings.

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