26 Nov 2019, 18:18 IST

Joe Root - dropped
Joe Root

Out-of-sorts England captain Joe Root has fallen out of the ICC’s prime 10 Take a look at batting rankings, whereas Virat Kohli has closed the hole on Steve Smith on the prime.

Root was ranked the world’s finest five-day batsman 4 years in the past and had been within the prime 10 since August 2014.

Nevertheless, he has struggled for runs of late and made simply 13 throughout two innings in England’s heavy first Take a look at defeat to New Zealand.

Smith, who made solely 4 in Australia’s current win over Pakistan, stays on the prime of the rankings, although his lead over Kohli is simply three factors following the India captain’s 27th century in opposition to Bangladesh.

Kohli is certainly one of 4 Indians within the prime 10 – together with Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and Mayank Agarwal – whereas New Zealand trio Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls and Tom Latham additionally function alongside Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne and England all-rounder Ben Stokes.

Pat Cummins continues to be prime of the bowling rankings for the longest format, with Black Caps left-armer Neil Wagner as much as third because of his match figures of 8-134 within the win over England.

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