While Virat Kohli, the former captain of India, has slid out of the top 10 for the first time in six years, Rishabh Pant has exploded into the top five in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Test rankings. Jonny Bairstow of England, meanwhile, has surpassed all other batsmen for the first time since 2018 after continuing his incredible run of form by hitting two centuries in the postponed fifth Test against India.

With an undefeated century, former England captain Joe Root increased his lead in the standings and helped England easily complete their highest-scoring run chase. With 146 runs in only 111 balls in the first innings and 57 more runs in the second, wicketkeeper-batter Pant helped India take the lead over England early in the Test.

Pant has recently been in excellent form, scoring two tonnes and three half-centuries in his last six Test innings to move up to sixth in the Test batting rankings, which is his best position ever. With just 11 and 20 points against England, Kohli falls three spots to 13th in the batting standings. Bairstow moved up 11 spots to ninth in the Test batting rankings after contributing an unbeaten 114 to England’s remarkable fourth-inning victory against India. With four tonnes in his last three Tests, including twin hundreds in the rescheduled Test against India after hitting three figures in back-to-back games against New Zealand, the 32-year-old is perhaps in the best form of his career.

With a five-for in the first innings of the most recent Test against India, James Anderson contributed to keeping England in the game and has now taken 17 wickets in three Tests since his comeback. In the Test bowling rankings, the resurgent pace bowler moves up one position to sixth.