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virat kohli static at 2nd spot; jasprit bumrah slips to 9th in icc test player rankings

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Indian captain Virat Kohli retained the second position in the list of batsmen in the International Cricket Council's latest Test rankings, including two other Indian batsmen in the top 10. Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah slipped to ninth position in the rankings released on Tuesday. Kohli retained the second position with 886 points while Cheteshwar Pujara (766) and Ajinkya Rahane (726) also retained the eighth and 10th position in the batting list respectively.

Australia's Steve Smith is the top-ranked batsman. Bumrah slipped one place to ninth in the bowlers 'rankings, while Ravindra Jadeja retained the third position in the all-rounders' list. After the draw test at Southampton, Pakistan batsman Babar Azam returned to a career-best fifth ranking while England's experienced pace bowling duo of Stuart Broad and James Anderson also benefited.

Babar, who achieved a career-best fifth ranking in February, once again achieved this ranking thanks to 47 runs in the second Test against England. Pakistan's Abid Ali (49) and Mohammad Rizwan (75), who scored half-centuries at Southampton, also achieved career-best rankings. Broad has moved up one place to second place after taking four wickets for 56 runs in the second Test, while Anderson, who has taken three wickets for 60 runs, has moved up two places to 14th.

See: How did Indian captain Virat Kohli react to Dhoni's retirement

Pakistan's fast bowler Mohammad Abbas, who took two wickets for 28 runs in England's innings, is ranked eighth by two places. In the batsmen's list, England's Jack Crowley is at a career-best 81st position after scoring 53 runs. All-rounder Ben Stokes and captain Joe Root have retained their seventh and ninth respectively. India leads the ICC World Test Championship table with 360 points followed by Australia (296). England are third with 279 points while Pakistan are at fifth position with 153 points.

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