Joe Root of England has reclaimed the top place in the ICC Test rankings, while Ishan Kishan of India has climbed into the top ten in the T20I rankings. With the bat, Root has been in brilliant form, shattering records in practically every innings he is now playing. In the shorter style of the game, Kishan, on the other hand, has been India’s leading run-scorer this year.

Because of his outstanding form, Root has emerged as a leading contender to eclipse Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most Test runs. He just hit his 27th Test century, making him only the second England player, after Alastair Cook, to reach 10,000 runs in the game’s longest format. Former captain Joe Root handed his replacement Ben Stokes the ideal start at Lord’s, guiding England to victory in the first LV= Insurance Test against New Zealand with a match-winning century. Root stepped down as captain in April after five years and 64 games in charge, but he remains the team’s most consistent performer.

In the present three-match series between the two teams, Root has struck hundreds in both of England’s matches against New Zealand. Root’s second century came in only 115 balls, giving it his quickest century to date. After scoring 175 runs off 211 balls, he was ultimately removed.

Root currently has a total of 897 rating points, five more than second-placed Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne. Meanwhile, in India’s recent five-match T20I series against South Africa, Kishan has scored the most runs by a long shot. In three innings, he has scored 164 runs at a strike rate of 157.69, including half-centuries in two of the three matches. After injuring his back against England, Kiwi fast Kyle Jamieson fell three places to sixth in the Test bowling rankings. As a result, India’s Jasprit Bumrah (third), Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi (fourth), and South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada (fifth) all moved up a spot, while two of Jamieson’s New Zealand teammates switched places within the top ten.