Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant and Rohit Sharma hold onto their positions in latest ICC Test rankings

NZ's Devon Conway debuted in rankings at 77th spot with a record 447 rating points.

NZ's Devon Conway debuted in rankings at 77th spot with a record 447 rating points | GettyThe latest update of the ICC Men's Test Player Rankings sees India captain Virat Kohli, opener Rohit Sharma and wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant holding onto their fifth and sixth positions respectively in the batting rankings.

Pant and Rohit are the joint-holders of the sixth spot in the batting rankings.

Meanwhile, New Zealand debutant Devon Conway, who slammed 200 on his Test debut at Lord’s against England recently, entered the ICC Men's Test Player Rankings in the 77th position with a record 447 rating points, the highest for a New Zealand batsman on debut and the third-highest ever on debut.

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This is just two points behind Reginald Tip Foster, who slammed 287 on debut against Australia in Sydney in 1903 for the record of 449 rating points, and one behind West Indies’ Kyle Mayers, who scored 40 and 210 not out in the first Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong in February this year to log 448 points.

Conway bettered the New Zealand mark of 440 rating points on Test debut by Lou Vincent against Australia at Perth in 2001.

Kiwi pacer Tim Southee attained career-best 3rd spot in the bowler’s rankings thanks to his second six-wicket haul at Lord's and achieved third-best rating points by a New Zealand bowler.

He has gone up to 838 points, with only Richard Hadlee (909) and Neil Wagner (859) having achieved higher bowling points.

(ANI inputs)


By Jatin Sharma - 09 Jun, 2021

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