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Cook signs off with 10th spot in ICC Test Rankings

England’s former skipper and left handed batsman Alastair Cook ends his Test career with a come back into the top ten lists in ICC Test batsman rankings as he gets no.10 position in the latest rankings revealed by ICC.

Alastair Cook has finished his Test career as the highest run scorer in Test history in the list for left handers and fifth overall highest run scorer in the history of longest format of the game behind  Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Jacques Kallis and Rahul Dravid.

Cook offered the selector to leave him out of the final Test!

After scoring 71 in first innings and 149 in second innings, the 33-year-old batsman has climbed up 11 positions to take no.10 position in the latest ICC Test batsman rankings released by ICC at the end of the five match Test series between India and England. At the same time his skipper Joe Root has climbed one position up to take no.4 position. Their vice captain Jos Buttler climbs to 23rd place.

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Indian skipper Virat Kohli has retained no.1 position even after went for a golden duck in the second innings. India’s opening batsman KL Rahul moves to no.19 position after a fighting knock of 149 runs in second innings. Simultaneously wicket keeper batsman Rishab Pant takes 111th position after scoring his maiden ton in the longest format of the game that too in his third game.

Ravindra Jadeja’s unbeaten 86 in the first innings has helped him gain 12 places to reach 58th among batsmen while he has also moved up one place in the all-rounder’s list to second position.

On the list for bowlers James Anderson retains his no.1 position after becoming best ever fast bowler in the history of Test cricket. Other bowlers to make an upward movement after The Oval Test include Ben Stokes (up one place to 27th), Adil Rashid (up six places to 44th) and Sam Curran (up four places to 51st) all advancing after taking three wickets each.tt

In the rankings for teams India remains at no.1 position with 115 points even after losing the series 1-4. Next to them  South Africa take 2nd position with 106 points. Series winners England take 4th position with 105 rating points.

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