ICC Test Team, Player Rankings [Updated] Before India vs England Test Series

ICC Test Team, Player Rankings [Updated] Before India vs England Test Series. India and England will once again lock horns for a five-match test series after two years of The Pataudi Trophy 2021-22. Both teams will be eyeing a victory to move ahead on the points table of the World Test Championship (WTC) of the current cycle 2023-25, as they meet for five games across different venues in India. 

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Previously, the teams drew the series with 2-2 in England, and will be looking for a new approach in red ball cricket under different captains and team management. Currently, on the ICC Test Team Rankings, India stands taller at the number 2 Spot with 117 Rating points followed by England on number three with 115 points. 

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ICC Test Team Rankings ahead of India vs England Test Series

PosTeam Name Rating Points 
1Australia121
2India117
3England115
4South Africa106
5New Zealand95
6Pakistan89
7Sri Lanka79
8West Indies77
9Bangladesh51
10Zimbabwe32
Source- ICC

ICC Test Player Rankings : Batsmen 

As per the latest ICC Test player rankings, two players from both the countries have showcased phenomenal performances. While the English batter Joe Root Currently stands on the number two spot, India’s former captain Virat Kohli has made it to the number six spot with 775 rating points, followed by young English squad member Harry Brook and Indian captain Rohit Sharma

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PosPlayer Name Rating Points 
1Kane Williamson (NZ)864
2Joe Root (ENG)859
3Steve Smith (AUS) 818
4Marnus Labuschagne (AUS) 802
5Daryl Mitchell (NZ) 786
6Virat Kohli (IND)775
7Harry Brook (ENG)773
8Babar Azam (PAK) 768
9Usman Khawaja (AUS)764
10Rohit Sharma (IND) 748
Source-ICC

ICC Test Player Rankings : Bowlers 

The Indian bowlers have Overshadowed the England’s bowlers in the ICC Test bowler rankings as three players representing India made it to the list while only two English players ranked. The rankings are currently led by the Indian off spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin, followed by Jasprit boom brand and Ravindra Jadeja with 787 and 774 points. The English pace duo Ollie Robinson and James Anderson have also made it to the Rankings with 762 and 761 points respectively. 

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PositionPlayer Name Rating Points 
1Ravichandran Ashwin (IND)863
2Pat Cummins (AUS)858
3Kagiso Rabada (SA)851
4Jasprit Bumrah (IND)787
5Ravindra Jadeja (IND) 774
6Ollie Robinson (ENG)762
7James Anderson (ENG)761
7Josh Hazelwood (AUS)761
9Mitchell Starc (AUS)753
10Prabath Jayasuriya (SL) 751
Source: ICC

ICC Test Player Rankings : All-Rounders 

The ICC Test All-Rounder Rankings have given the throne to Ravindra Jadeja who is far ahead of all the other players present in the list with 434 points followed by Indian player Ravichandran Ashwin on the number 2 Spot. English captain Ben Stokes and top order batsman Joe Root have also made it to the list followed by yet another Indian all-rounder player Axar Patel.  

PositionPlayer Name Rating Points 
1Ravindra Jadeja (IND)434
2Ravichandran Ashwin (IND)341
3Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)320
4Ben Stokes (ENG)307
5Joe Root (ENG)286
5Axar Patel (IND)286
7Jason Holder (WI)280
8Marco Jansen (SA)244
9Kyle Mayers (WI)240
10Mitchell Starc (AUS)235
Source: ICC

IND vs ENG Full Squads for Test Series 

India’s Squad for first 2 Tests: Rohit Sharma (C), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli*(Rajat Patidar), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), KS Bharat (WK), Dhruv Jurel (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan, Jasprit Bumrah (VC).

*Virat Kohli withdrawn; Rajat Patidar named new replacement 

England’s squad: England Test squad: Ben Stokes (C), Jonny Bairstow Rehan Ahmed, Joe Root, James Anderson, Gus Atkinson, Shoib Bashir, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ben Foakes (Wk), Dan Lawrence, Tom Hartley, Jack Leach, Ollie Robinson, Ollie Pope, Mark Wood.

England’s tour of India Full Schedule for 5 Tests 

DateMatchVenue
125 – 29 January1st TestHyderabad
22 – 6 February2nd TestVizag
315 – 19 February3rd TestRajkot
423 – 27 February4th TestRanchi
57 – 11 March5th TestDharamsala