India skipper Virat Kohli and opening batsman Rohit Sharma remained firm at their respective fifth and sixth spots, but England captain Joe root jumped two spots to claim the second position in the ICC men’s batting Test Rankings.
Root’s valiant 180 not out in the first innings of the Lord’s Test has taken him to within striking distance of top-ranked batter Kane Williamson in the Test rankings.
The England captain, who started the series against India at fifth place and overtook Kohli after the first match, has risen another two spots to seal the second position after the Lord’s Test.
Root, a formerly top-ranked batter in the format, is on 893 rating points, only eight behind New Zealand skipper Williamson.
KL Rahul, who was adjudged player of the match in the Lord’s Test, moved up 19 places in the rankings after his 129 runs in the first innings. The 29-year-old is now on 37th spot.